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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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 Georgetown bartenders
Terri B.
Matt was so great to work with, very organized and quick to respond. The bartender Diana was great, very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely recommend Santisi bartending to others and would definitely hire them again!
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Sal J.
Our bartender Kassie was the best. Throughout the night she was so helpful and offered up some amazing cocktails.
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Rachel S.
MK was more that I expected, above & beyond service!! She was prompt in responding, but the best was she was on time, friendly and so helpful. She not only bartended, but helped serve, clean up and pitch in wherever needed (but still attended to the bar). She took all the Covid precautions and was so professional. This was a wedding Rehearsal dinner of 40. Thank you MK Bartending! I will use you again & definitely refer your services to my friends!
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Kristin M.
The only reason I'm giving 4 stars is because our bartender was a half hour late. Once we got through that hiccup everything was great and we would definitely hire again
Santisi Bartending and Event StaffSantisi Bartending and Event Staff
Sarah G.
Although our initial Bartender did not show up on time, due to a communication error, a replacement was immediately dispatched and showed up when he said he would. The company was extremely professional and apologetic when handling the matter afterwards and our bartender was absolutely amazing and EXTREMELY helpful. He even helped us clean up after our reception dinner, without anyone asking him to do so. I would HIGHLY recommend this company and would absolutely use them again.
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Frances S.
We hired Santisi Bartending last minute after our original ones cancelled on us. They were quick to respond to my request and they hands down did an awesome job at my wedding. They we’re very prompt and even arrived early and helped us set up our bar area. They went above and beyond, definitely would recommend them for your wedding or event.
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