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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.

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 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 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 Galveston bartenders
Rachel R.
I would highly recommend Kens Cocktails for any event you need a bartender. We had them for our wedding and the drinks were awesome! They were very professional and friendly. We heard great things about the bartender all night! They even checked on us throughout the night to make sure all was going smooth! 5 stars no doubt!
Ken's CocktailsKen's Cocktails
Courtney p.
Could not have asked for better Bartenders for our wedding! Thank you guys for all of your help in making our day so special!
AR Bartending ServiceAR Bartending Service
Ellen S.
Awesome bartenders!! Very professional and easy going, responded well to the guest and their demands. Went above and beyond any expectations, and were really thrilled and enthusiastic with their job and duties.
Pass The Bar Event Services, LLCPass The Bar Event Services, LLC
Cassie F.
I can not say enough great things about Nikki and Corey. They both went above and beyond as bartenders for my wedding, and I couldn’t be happier. They were patient with me, super nice, energetic, and quick to respond to all my questions the days leading up to the wedding. I will absolutely use Robert and his staff again for future events. Thanks, guys!
Just N' Joy Service & BartendingJust N' Joy Service & Bartending
Ana L.
This service was TOTALLY worth it! We wanted an open bar for our wedding, but needed to do it on a budget. Meka helped us pick out 2 signature drinks, and advised us on quantities for ingredients as well as quantities for beer and wine. Every email was responded to quickly and thoroughly, answering every question I had. When I finally met Meka and her husband at our reception, I was even more blown away by their professionalism and friendliness. We got many comments about how wonderful they were from our guests. If we ever need a mobile bartending service for another event, there will be no hesitation to book!
Exquisite Taste Mobile BartendingExquisite Taste Mobile Bartending
Cathy F.
Oh my gosh...I could go on and on about how wonderful Tammy is! She is professional and loves her customers! She is busy the whole time she is at work whether she has anything to do or not! Her quality of work and her work ethic is AMAZING! Tammy's personality is beyond anything that I have ever seen with bartending. She is a caring and compassionate person who remembers specifics with her customers and makes everyone feel so very special. You can teach people details, but you cannot teach them compassion - she has it! She is WONDERFUL! I hope to always be able to keep her close to me - she is a HUGE plus to our business and my life! She's not just a friend now that I have had the pleasure to work with her - she is family! We all love her!
On The Rocks- Event-Bartenders/Servers/ CateringOn The Rocks- Event-Bartenders/Servers/ Catering
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