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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.

Reviews for Houston waitstaff
Wade C.
Jewel and her team are amazing!! The entire staff of bartenders n waitstaff made everything great. Highly recommended!!!
Best Choice BartendingBest Choice Bartending
Nikky B.
Tiffany is great! She came through for me at the last minute and provided excellent waitstaff for my birthday party. She was willing to work with my budget and was great with communication. I would definitely recommend her and work with her in the future.
Phenomenally Yours EventsPhenomenally Yours Events
Veronica J.
Bartender service from Nikki & Jose was top notch!!! The waitstaff was great could use a little more experience but overall did a great job. Rob the owner did a great job on shopping list suggestions... Take His Advice! Will definitely hire again for events.
Just N' Joy Service & BartendingJust N' Joy Service & Bartending
Rose P.
I needed waitstaff to assist me with Thanksgiving dinner for 25. After a series of disappointing hires for dinner events, I found Summer. Summer and her staff were very attentive to my needs. They were self starters, not needing me to hold their hands to get work done. Several of my guests commented on how efficient and attentive they were. When they left, the kitchen, crystal, china and silver were cleaned, stacked and waiting to be put away (exactly as I had requested). Hope to use Summer again soon.
Summer's Event StaffingSummer's Event Staffing
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