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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to hire a bartender for a private party?

Hiring a bartender for a private party typically costs between $270 and $390 in total. On an hourly basis, expect to pay at least $40 to $60 per hour, as well as a flat fee. How much you’ll pay, however, depends on the time of year or day, the size of the party and other factors. Get in touch with a few bartenders near you and request a free estimate — it’s the only way to get an accurate idea of how much private bartending services will cost you.

Check out “How much does it cost to hire a bartender?” to learn more about the cost factors.

How do I find a good bartender?

Put some time on your calendar to research and compare top-rated bartenders near you online. Start by looking at their ratings and services. For example, some bartending services will provide a waitstaff, glassware, ice, coolers, food and more.

Next, look at their photos of past events and read the customer reviews. Find feedback on the bartenders’ services. Did they offer fair pricing? Did they show up on time to set up? Did they bring all of the appropriate drinks, cups, supplies and decorations? Did they interact politely with the party guests and provide a pleasant overall experience? And did they do the agreed-upon cleanup afterward?

Narrow down your top choices, and start contacting the bartenders. Ask for cost estimates for your event, and tell them how many people will be attending, what type of event it is and what services you require. You should also ask them questions about their experience.

Bartenders may need a license in your state, county or city to work at a private party. Make sure they’re properly certified before you hire anyone.

Do bartenders need to be licensed?

Certain counties, cities and states may require licensing. Check your local government’s regulations before starting your search.

In many cases, you might want to choose a bartender who has a license and/or certification. If you’re considering hiring a bartender for an upcoming event or a special occasional, check their online profiles to find out what credentials they have. If you can’t find the information online, don’t hesitate to ask them directly when requesting to receive free estimates.

What do bartenders cost for a wedding?

It costs roughly between $270 and $390 to hire a bartender. However, if you need a wedding bartender, you should request cost estimates from bartenders near you. Depending on the drinks you plan to serve, the number of guests and other factors, your total cost will vary.

How much should you tip wedding bartenders?

Sometimes, a gratuity is included in your final bill. If not, consider tipping your wedding bartenders between 10% and 15%. However, this is not a set-in-stone rule. You can always tip more, perhaps 20%-25%, for great service.

Reviews for Fort Worth bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
The BEST bartender! We had the pleasure of Megan being our bartender, she went above and beyond the entire night. Our guests loved her and the drinks! So attentive and on top of everything. Great person and bartender! We can't say enough good things about our experience working with A&J Bartending!! Thank you SO much!!
A&J BartendingA&J Bartending
Mya M.
Excellent customer service. I will never use any other bartender.
Pour UpPour Up
Paige D.
Loved the bartender! The specialty drink we had was also delicious. 10 out of ten.
Haley's Happy HourHaley's Happy Hour
Juan e.
Great bartender Took care of me and my wife for our big day Very responsible No complaints
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
Brian S.
Ruby bartender our work holiday party, everything was as explained and great! We highly recommend klassy kocktalis and their staff. :)
Klassy Kocktails Bartending ServiceKlassy Kocktails Bartending Service
Mireille H.
Will did an awesome job. He was fast and made everything how we liked it. Not a single complaint from the party. In fact several of my party guests asked if he would bartend for our Easter party! We’ve been through countless bartenders all were “okay” Will is the first one we loved and hope he comes back! 10/10
Dallas Pullup BarDallas Pullup Bar
Joseph C.
They were super Classy and professional. Can’t wait to work with them again, they kept the party going and we’re so helpful. Best bartenders around !!!
Klassy Kocktails Bartending ServiceKlassy Kocktails Bartending Service
Leexa L.
Everything was amazing the bartender was so sweet and so fast everyone had a drink in there hand! She was great definitely going to be calling these girls when I need them
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Melondy D.
Pour Up bartended a house party for us and did a great job. Very punctual and quick making drinks. He was respectful and we will definitely hire again for future events.
Pour UpPour Up
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks for bartending at our wedding! Jessica showed up on time and prepared and the only things we had to provide were the ice and glasses. Her price was very reasonable and her service was excellent.
Leena's Bartending and Catering ProfessionalsLeena's Bartending and Catering Professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Anesia was a delight to work with! She was so professional and even dressed according to the colors we had for the wedding. I would strongly suggest Anesia for any event where you needed a bartender!
Uniqueness BartendingUniqueness Bartending
Tasha A.
The Unique Bartender service was phenomenal. Very professional and extremely friendly. She has a very warm and bubbly personality. She very quick and my wedding party didn't have to wait long for thir
That Unique BartenderThat Unique Bartender
LaMarcus E.
Our experience was amazing. Everyone love the mix drinks and said that she was awesome. Lala had great communication and made sure our guest was taken care of with a cocktail in their hand. Hands down the best bartender I know.
Big Easy Pour/PartiesBig Easy Pour/Parties
Gail W.
Travis was extremely friendly and polite in his communication with me before hiring him. Reading his background being in the military and his training in bartending were the other reasons I hired him. He arrived on time, and I was very pleased with the work he performed and how he interacted with people who attended the party. He even went the extra mile and helped clear some dishes, and he also helped my husband load the car with the bar ware we needed to return to the rental company. I highly recommend Travis as a bartender!
Travis TysonTravis Tyson
Danielle G.
I am the owner of a new restaurant and booked 3 events in one week to attract our local community. I do not have a bartender on staff and I decided to reach out to find someone that could help me. David came to the interview meeting on time and I hired him shortly after we talked about his experience. All 3 days of the events he showed up on time and ready to work. He did an awesome job and even gave me tips on how to help my bar run smoother. He will be my first option if I need a bartender in the future.
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
Coraima o.
We had such a great night hiring him as our Bartender was the best decision we made for our wedding! Everyone loved the drinks and kept asking us for one of his cards after the wedding. He will def be hearing from us again!!!
Pour UpPour Up
Katherine S.
Everything was absolutely amazing! We needed to make some changes to the timeline before our event and they were extremely accommodating! The bartender was on time and many of our guests gave us compliments about him! We would definitely use their services again in the future!
Haley's Happy HourHaley's Happy Hour
Theresa A.
Donnie was the person I communicated with to schedule. He was quick to respond to my many questions and was so nice. Night of my daughter’s Quinceañera, we had two bartenders arrive and were very professional and kind. We will definitely use Pour Up again for an event.
Pour UpPour Up
LaTonya A.
We were very happy with our experience with Maddy’s services. The drinks that we selected from her list were enjoyed by all even our picky guest. The servers were attentive, very nice and friendly. We’ve found our bartender for services in the future and we couldn’t be happier 😊
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
If you are looking for the best bartending service EVER, then you need to contact Asha ASAP!!! Asha, was so accommodating throughout our entire planning process. We had nearly 350 guests at our wedding and Asha made sure that our event went smooth and gave the most outstanding service to each one of our guests. She has the best personality accompanied by the utmost degree of professionalism. She is the epitome of the type of vendor you want to be a part of your special day! They are extremely reasonably priced, and are willing to go above and beyond to make your event perfect! If you are looking for a bartender, then stop looking because this is a no brainer! Contact Asha, you most certainly will be happy with your decision!
Hey Ms. Bartender Mobile LLCHey Ms. Bartender Mobile LLC
Michelle K.
Although one of the hostesses friend who is a bartender became available and will be working our event, Klassy Kocktails replied immediately to my request with the straight forward quote. Bridgette followed up by contacting me which I really appreciate it. I was very impressed by the professionalism and responsiveness and will definitely keep them in mind for future events.
Klassy Kocktails Bartending ServiceKlassy Kocktails Bartending Service
Katherine P.
She was an amazing addition to our wedding day! I had multiple compliments on the drinks she chose to create for our special day. She was so professional and attempted to be so punctual that even though she was in a fender bender she apologized for being a few minutes late. She’s a sweet heart. My sister even wants to be a bartender now lol
That Unique BartenderThat Unique Bartender
Thumbtack Customer
Lauren was an amazing bartender at my boyfriend's 30th birthday party!! She knows what she's doing - she's quick and efficient, and super fun and friendly. Everything you could ask for and more in a bartender at a private event. She gave tips beforehand which I so much appreciated (don't forget straws the size of your cups people!!) and was so easy to work with -- she put up with my pickiness on how I like my drinks made when I probably would have slapped me if I were her, and just had an awesome easygoing, friendly demeanor that everybody loved. She can do it all - she even brought her mobile bar that was absolutely perfect on our patio. I will definitely hire Lauren again and would 110% recommend her to anyone looking for a bartender to help at a special event. She exceeded our expectations and played a big part in making our evening and birthday celebration unforgettable. Don't settle for someone else offering a cheaper rate -- remember, you get what you pay for. Lauren offers a super fair rate for top of the line service - at the end of the night I was SO happy I hired her instead of the lower cost alternative. She is worth it!!!
Lauren Alexis OliveiraLauren Alexis Oliveira
Sandra P.
I booked the day of the event after 3 days of discussing timing and availability. He sent me a wish list that I spent $180 on and 15 mins before the event he called saying he would be at least one hour late; after a second follow up he advised it would be closer to 90 mins. He offered to bartend for no fee but was a lost cause at that point. The event was ruined.
Sajani Event ServicesSajani Event Services
Crizzet M.
Where do I begin! We had to get a bartender at short notice for our wedding and we were blessed to find Janice! She came in and did a wonderful job! She interacted with our guess and she was so warm and inviting! She provided exceptional service from start to finish! We will definitely be using her in the future! If you want the highest level of professionalism and service, this is the way you should go! She is amazing!
That Unique BartenderThat Unique Bartender
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