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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 Grand Prairie bartenders
Veronica V.
Bartender was great! I would hire him again!!
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
Ala A.
Amelia was a great bartender. She was very professional yet personable with my guest. She is really good at making cocktails. She had quality mixers and ingredients for our drinks! Having her made our party! Amelia is now my preferred bartender, I highly recommend her.
No ChaserzNo Chaserz
Daniell B.
I try my best to support other BOB’s; however My experience with Tipsy Talent (specifically the owner, Shay) was extremely disappointing. 1. The bartender was 20 minutes late and she did not Shay not communicate that she was delayed 2. Shay would not answer or respond to calls and text messages the day of my event. 3. I had specific cocktails and was promised a bar menu for my guests, Shay did not provide one. I had to take time from my party and print my own. 4. Shay’s solution to these problems was to send the bartender home which would have left me without a bartender. For the record, Chrystal was great. I would hire her again without using Tipsy Talent
Tipsy TalentTipsy Talent
Aaron O.
Melinda was great in spirit. She went above and beyond expectations. I will definitely hire her again. If you're looking for a great bartender with a great vibe, look no further. Got Drinks is your answer.
Bar In MotionBar In Motion
Masha U.
Omg Viola was everything and more. Very attentive to her guests of honor. She's very detailed and determined to know everything about the couple favorite cocktails and dislikes. I truly enjoyed working with her. Her customized drink menu blew the bride by surprise. I couldn't ask for a better bartender.
Bougie BartenderBougie Bartender
Jaiden C.
Normally I hate being that person.. but I do have to say that Colin was AMAZING. Best bartender we could’ve asked for. He was booked for a 21st birthday celebration and it was so fun. We all had a great time and loved the drinks he made. Not only did he serve as a great bartender, but he also was a very cool person that we enjoyed talking to throughout the event. We only booked for an hour, but I’ve learned that Colin is so good at what he does that you’ll end up wanting him for the ENTIRETY of the event. 10/10 for sure and I’ll definitely be booking with him for my next event. Enjoy the picture of him, my boyfriend and I! ❤️
Wanderlust Spirits LLCWanderlust Spirits LLC
Charlene S.
First, I would like to say that I do give Tonia and the bartender that were there at the party evening FIVE STARS. They were great and provided excellent service. Additionally, Tonia was helpful and intent on ensuring the evening went well. They were awesome! That said, as far as the overall all experience, it was a four stars There was confusion the day before the event that caused me frustration. Especially, since I was very specific in planning everything in advance so that I was not running around the day before besides airport pickups. There was a great deal of confusion around including garnishes and what constitutes a mixer. Every other service, whether lower or higher in cost, was clear in the fact that they provided garnishes and specific mixers (e.g margarita mix, Bloody Mary mix, etc). My lesson learned here is to clarify, clarify, clarify as I possibly made assumptions based on what I heard from every other bartending service. I did end up having to purchase extras. Had I known, I would have done it advance or selected one of the other inclusive services. Additionally, I would suggest that the person who provides the email response, should follow-up on the quote, or there should be internal collaboration and agreement before responding. I did not understand why the email said one thing and what I was hearing verbally and via text were not synonymous. Again, I do appreciate Tonia stepping up. The end result/outcome was wonderful.
Klassy Kocktails Bartending ServiceKlassy Kocktails Bartending Service
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