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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 Missouri City bartenders
Mia S.
Amazing Bartending service!
MAJEK ServicesMAJEK Services
Thumbtack Customer
I think the Bartender did a excellent job
NIXX EventsNIXX Events
Nada H.
It was a great night, DJ the bartender did a wonderful job!
F.B. Chefs HTXF.B. Chefs HTX
Tari O.
The bartender was awesome and very responsive and engaged. They promptly responded to every question I had and they were very professional.
Jarvis bartendingJarvis bartending
Andressa H.
Excellent, excellent, excellent!! All my guests were super impressed and happy with the bartender (Daylann). She was punctual, professional and friendly.
Gold Standard StaffingGold Standard Staffing
Meagan B.
Jarvis Bartending was a complete JOY to work with! The bartenders were punctual and very prepared. They assisted with setup and clean up and kept the party going. The entire process was so smooth and professional and I DEFINITELY plan on hiring them again for future events. Thank you for catering to our guests and helping make our event so successful. Greatly appreciated and I highly recommend!
Jarvis bartendingJarvis bartending
Melissa P.
Jarvis bartending was amazing! They responded very timely and professionally to any messages. They were kind, punctual, and mixed great drinks! Would definitely recommend them!
Jarvis bartendingJarvis bartending
Thumbtack Customer
The were late arriving and did not bring a portable bar as was discussed. The bartender was slow making drinks at first but eventually caught up with the demand. Nicole did a great job working the crowd and helping serve appetizers and clean up. All in all, we were OK with them.
NIXX EventsNIXX Events
Elizabeth A.
Hiring Exquisite Taste Mobile Bartending was the best thing I did for my daughter's graduation party! I can't rave enough about the excellent service and the majority of my guests were definitely impressed as well. I can't wait to have another party to hire Meka and her team once again!
Exquisite Taste Mobile BartendingExquisite Taste Mobile Bartending
Joy G.
I do not suggest using this bartender. From the very beginning she was slow sending quote, said she sent quote but asked how much we agreed to before she resent, which indicates she never sent it. She text day of event stating she would arrive at 6:45, event began at 5:45. She said ok. Then text and said she was sending a replacement and confirming that the event was 4 hours. We agreed to 6 hours and I screen shot the correspondence showing this. At 6:15 I text and asked was her replacement on the way. Event begin at 6, guest had already arrived. No response, I called a few times no answer. Finally her replacement arrived at almost 7pm without a table, cups, and none of the mixers, which we agreed she would provide. The only positive thing I can say is that the replacement was great. I kept my end of the bargain and paid the agreed upon amount however I feel cheated because she didn’t keep her end of the bargain.
Mixers On WheelsMixers On Wheels
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