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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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 Friendswood bartenders
Christie P.
Amazing bartenders!!! They made amazing drinks and were a joy to be around. We will definitely be using them again in the future
Liquid on WheelsLiquid on Wheels
Casey Z.
They did a great job for our party. Such a good decision to go with a bartender so we could enjoy ourselves. Would book them again!
Liquid on WheelsLiquid on Wheels
Edward D.
Amanda was a great bartender. All of our guests spoke highly of her. We will certainly request Amanda again for our next big party.
Amanda MendezAmanda Mendez
Lauren R.
We had a great and easy experience from scheduling our bartender, processing payment, set-up before the event, bartending during the event, and clean up. I would definitely recommend Palace Party Beverage Co. and would definitely use them again. Sam did a great job and was a huge hit with our guests! She also had some awesome cocktail recipes and 'mocktails' and flavored water for guests who didn't want alcohol. Thanks, Sam and Palace Party Beverage Co.!
Palace Party Beverage Co.Palace Party Beverage Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Nicholas and Luis helped me bartend and host a party at my home recently. They were wonderful. Prior to the event Nicholas was helpful with drink suggestions and answered all my questions promptly. They arrived on time, set up everything well and were so friendly to my guests. I will definitely use them at my next event!!
Just N' Joy Service & BartendingJust N' Joy Service & Bartending
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