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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 McKinney bartenders
Cinthya O.
The best Bartenders ever!!!
C Event BartendingC Event Bartending
Janet v.
Best bartender! We had a blast!
No ChaserzNo Chaserz
Ken M.
The bartender was very good. was fun and very respectful
Dallas Pullup BarDallas Pullup Bar
Jennie L.
Great time and great bartender. Will hire again.
Wanderlust Spirits LLCWanderlust Spirits LLC
Hector F.
David is a great guy and hard worker. He is a true professional and would be a great bartender for any event you need. Thanks again David.
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
Georgia O.
Highly recommend! We didn't want the hassle of buying our own alcohol before the event and Pour Up was able to provide us with a great bartending service as well as supplying the alcohol (a lot of other pros I spoke with didn't provide the alcohol). Both bartenders were super friendly and worked well together, they kept the drinks coming and quickly :) Don't hesitate to book, really good price for a fantastic service.
Pour UpPour Up
Jessica S.
We loved having C Event Bartending at our small wedding. She arrived on time, was very kind and attentive to our guests, and brought essentials with her. Highly recommend!
C Event BartendingC Event Bartending
Nicole W.
Tanika with Maddy’s cocktails was AMAZING. We used her services for our wedding. Sooooooo many people have complimented her saying she was the sweetest, nicest, fastest bartender they have ever seen ! Since I was super busy during the night hearing that feedback made me know she helped my guests have an amazing time ! I even snuck up to the bar a couple of times when I was free. Seriously if you need to hire a bartender go with Tanika she did AMAZING.
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Jacque J.
Melinda was an excellent bartender for our outdoor wedding. She took excellent care of all our guests and even stayed a little later than planned. Thanks Melinda - we really appreciated all your hard work!
Got Drinks?Got Drinks?
Aaron Q.
Haley was great to work with, quoted me the price and stuck to it. Was very prompt arriving before party and getting everything setup. Her bartender was very easy to work with and they did a great job. I would highly recommend them.
Haley's Happy HourHaley's Happy Hour
Thumbtack Customer
Asha had a last minute family emergency and wasn't able to come, but despite her personal obligations, she took the time to find me a replacement bartender. She was super communicative and friendly. I would definitely hire her in the future.
Hey Ms. Bartender Mobile LLCHey Ms. Bartender Mobile LLC
Nikki F.
We absolutely loved our Bartender! He was super nice and guest gave us lots of compliments on him. Jonathan was my point of contact, he was very responsive to all my emails and so easy work with. Would definitely use them again!
Masters of Mixology - M2 DallasMasters of Mixology - M2 Dallas
Amanda D.
Janice is hands down the best! She was kept busy all night long. She kept a smile on her face even as more drinks were needed. She is the MOST reasonable bartender I have ever encountered. You WON'T go wrong with her.
That Unique BartenderThat Unique Bartender
Shamiyon J.
I don’t know where to begin with all the AMAZING THINGS THAT BOTTOMS UP BARTENDERS provided!!! Let’s start with punctuality…. ✅ Professional ✅ Socially amazing ✅ Great Drinks✅ They went above and beyond to ensure our guest we satisfied! I was blown away by their willingness to assist with passing out wedding cake and keeping the cups full! Thank you so much Chris!
Bottoms Up BartendingBottoms Up Bartending
Aundre K.
Exceeding expectations! Arrived well before the event for prep and setup. Extremely professional throughout the entire process. Drinks presentations and quality were a 5 out of 5. Most importantly, our bartenders were able to evaluate my crowd and go above and beyond to insure that everyone had fun. I plan on using them again in the future. Thanks Klassy Kocktails!
Klassy Kocktails Bartending ServiceKlassy Kocktails Bartending Service
Carrie M.
David did a great job bartending for my husbands "James Bond" themed 50th birthday party. Ahead of the party he reached out with some signature cocktail ideas to go along with the theme which was great. The night of the event he showed up right on time to set up and provided great service all night. He remembered what guests were drinking and made sure everyone was well taken care of. Very courteous and professional. I would definitely recommend David for your next event!
Mayan Bartending ServicesMayan Bartending Services
Thumbtack Customer
I don't even know where to begin with Jessica! She was beyond awesome. She was our bartender for our wedding. She was always quick to answer any questions I had and took care of all of our guest. I had so many guest complementing on her! I was so stressed about the whole day but drinks for our guest was not one of them. She was all set up by the time our ceremony ended and was ready to start our cocktail hour! I didn't get much time to talk with her but the chances i did get were great. She was so professional and polite! I will without a doubt hire her again & recommend her to anyone and everyone!!! Thanks again Jessica :)
Leena's Bartending and Catering ProfessionalsLeena's Bartending and Catering Professionals
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