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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 Irving bartenders
Kathy f.
Our bartender was very professional and did everything we needed.
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Vik T.
Couldn’t be happier. Sarah was our bartender and she did a great job.
Haley's Happy HourHaley's Happy Hour
250Effect 2.
Bottoms Up Private Bartending did such an excellent job serving our attendees from start to finish. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!!
Bottoms Up BartendingBottoms Up Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
When my neat freak wife says well done you know you are good. Asha is aces in our book and is now our resident bartender :-)
Hey Ms. Bartender Mobile LLCHey Ms. Bartender Mobile LLC
Laura A.
Book Bougie Bartender now! She’s the best! I had her bartend my birthday with over 30 people and she was on time, professional, engaging, assisting with serving the guest, helped with cleaning up and was ok with staying late to help. She went above and beyond what she was paid for. From planning the event to execution and completion, she was on point! Thank you for everything, I’m definitely booking you for my next event.
Bougie BartenderBougie Bartender
Kellie B.
Hired Courtney to bartend my husband 40th birthday party and she was AMAZING! Not only did she make excellent drinks, she showed up with the cutest bar that helped enhance the overall decor. She was not only standing behind the bar, she walked around and was refilling drinks for the guest. I won’t even consider another bartender for any other events. Very professional, sweet, and excellent customer service. Will highly recommend and will definitely hire again. 5 stars!!!
C Event BartendingC Event Bartending
Tracy B.
Excellent! I’d give 10 stars if there were 10! Always responsive, friendly and Shania(our bartender) was just amazing! She was sweet, professional, gorgeous and friendly. Super punctual and our guests loved her! I’ll recommend Mandy’s to everyone!
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
Jessica Morehouse was an exception bartender & I would hire her again. She was extremely helpful, arrived on time, & very knowledge. The Happily Ever After Party for my daughter's destination wedding @ my home went so smoothly - thanks to Jessica. We had about 50 people attend. She worked well with the caterers, & my maid, Teresa. I,appreciated her service & gave her a generous tip.
Leena's Bartending and Catering ProfessionalsLeena's Bartending and Catering Professionals
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