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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Frisco bartenders
Agam P.
Horrible bartender that came to our party and the waitstaff. Bartender didn’t know what he was doing , didn’t bring any of his equipment and waitstaff was clueless. Highly recommend not to get them. Much other professional bartenders out there
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
Bartending. Great ideas. Reasonably priced. Great personality.
Whitney De La CruzWhitney De La Cruz
Thumbtack Customer
Best bartender with the best mix. Everyone enjoyed the drinks she made
Lauren Alexis OliveiraLauren Alexis Oliveira
Taniya M.
Working with DFW Bartending was such a great experience! They helped us create a cute drink menu and they were very helpful before and during our event. Bartender even helped us set up. Will hire them again for our next events!
DFW BartendingDFW Bartending
Nicole G.
We had such a great party and Molly was a fantastic bartender. Will definitely use them in the future!!
Got Drinks?Got Drinks?
Lindsay M.
Melinda with Got Drinks was AMAZING. She bartended our wedding reception and exceeded our expectations. All of our guests loved her and she did a great job slinging drinks. I recommend her to anyone looking to hire a bartender for their event. I will definitely hire her again in the future!
Got Drinks?Got Drinks?
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful bartender, hard working, kind and honest. Please have him work your party. You will not be disappointed.
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
Kia B.
You need to know this company. Garrean and his team were extremely professional and consultative throughout the entire wedding prep process and executed to perfection at the wedding. Distinguished Bartending is now my forever Bartending company. ♥. They even do mixologist certification classes and parties. Don't miss this train. Get in before they soar. Lol.
Distinguished Bartender ServiceDistinguished Bartender Service
Thumbtack Customer
A&J Bartender was very professional and I would definitely recommend their services to anyone looking for a bartender. Helped me make a specialized cocktail list for the event and also necessary amounts needed to get for the day as well. Very personable and knowledgeable. Also reasonably priced as well. Thank you for making a great day even better!!
A&J BartendingA&J Bartending
Robert B.
Courtney did a great job bartending weekend gathering. She arrived completed errands, arrived on time and cleaned up afterwards.
C Event BartendingC Event Bartending
Manmohan S.
Bartender provided was great but overall a very bad experience. It was agreed to provide full services including liquor and even after special request and agreement on providing single malts, the bartender was sent with very less liquor, single malt whiskey ran out within the first hour causing embarrassment with the guests. Had to arrange more liquor from my friends. Not a good experience at all.
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Kanchan L.
Donnie is a fantastic bartender! He is highly skilled, very professional, and does a fantastic job. We are going to go to him with all our events. Highly recommend!
Pour UpPour Up
Thumbtack Customer
We Celebrated our Dauther's Birthday, we hired Melinda for our Bartender, she was on time, did a great job serving our guests and very professional and organize
Got Drinks?Got Drinks?
Kristy D.
Melinda and her team was amazing. She followed instruction to the last minute and even helped with things that didn't have anything to do with bartending. I can't thank you guys enough!!
Got Drinks?Got Drinks?
Benjamin P.
I would never recommend this company to anyone. Hands down the worst bartender service we have ever received and we had many bartenders. The bartender was rude to my family and friends the whole night. In addition, he told us one price and charged us more than double after the service. I think he does that often to all his clients and have gotten away with it. We agreed to a price of $150 and he made a big scene AT MY PROPOSAL, forcing me to pay him $425. Please watch out. Do not go with his services because of the initial quote he gives you, you will regret it 100%. Lastly, the owner does not know how to communicate and is clearly doing this job for all the wrong reasons. Please don’t make the mistake I made.
Bravo BartenderBravo Bartender
Scott w.
Great experience with David! He kept the drinks coming all night, took really good care of the guests and the host! Great set up with a professional look and added to the energy of the party! Would recommend Mayan Bartending for any type of party!
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
Thumbtack Customer
David was excellent! He came with everything possibly needed to bartend our party. He was prompt, prepared, and made great drinks. I highly recommend David for your next event! Thank you for making our party a success David.
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
Thumbtack Customer
Crystie provided bartender service for a group of about 30 adults and was amazing!! She arrived on time, provided everything she said she would bring and was very pleasant. She helped in many different ways and I would recommend her for any gathering. Great job!!
Crystie's CocktailsCrystie's Cocktails
Tina S.
This was the second time that we hired David. He was truly exceptional and a great help!! When not serving drinks, he offered to help with other things. He’s always very professional, punctual and very responsive. Having worked with him twice now, I don’t even look around for a bartender because we’ve found a great one for all our future parties!!
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
Tania R.
Tanika and her bartenders were fantastic!! We had them for my graduation party which was about 120 people in our home. They came fully prepared providing ice, napkins, cups, garnishes, and made the most professional looking drinks! They even provided a menu with all their specialty cocktails. Overall super happy with their service and would definitely have them again for our future events.
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Beatrix B.
VERY VERY above and beyond in every way. Not only did he come to bartend, but even though it was not in his job description, he offered to help with putting food out before the guests got there, put flowers in the vases when he had time. He did not waste any time and has an incredibly kind heart and wants to do a great job. You cannot go wrong with Mayan.
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
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