Bartending

Find a bartender near Plano, TX

Find a bartender near Plano, TX

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Bartenders near Plano, TX

Bartenders Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Q & A

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 Plano bartenders
Shannon E.
Great service, creative drinks, amazing bartender!
Distinguished Bartender ServiceDistinguished Bartender Service
Kelly S.
Viola was excellent, all my guest loved her attentiveness and skill as a bartender
Bougie BartenderBougie Bartender
Jaymie N.
Maddys Kocktails service was amazing!! Our bartender helped me out tremendously in setting up the bar & making sure the decorations I wanted were set up. Hiring a bartender was a great decision & their pricing is such a good deal! Loved the way everything turned out & she was so sweet.
Maddys Kocktails & Event ServicesMaddys Kocktails & Event Services
Manish P.
Norma was Great! She was the bartender for our pre wedding party! She was professional and great to work with! Nothing negative to say! We will definitely hire her again!
Expressions PlusExpressions Plus
Tom G.
We hired Melinda to bartender at aour daughters wedding reception. She was awesome. Very timely, friendly and customer oriented. We will definitely use her services again!
Got Drinks?Got Drinks?
Deborah M.
Anesia with Uniqueness Bartending did a great job. She came dressed for our elegant evening. She was friendly and had a great smile for everyone who came up to the bar. She was fast at making the cocktails for the guests and they can be impatient. Her rate for bartending was very reasonable. She helped after the party to tidy up the tables, etc. which wasn't expected but greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend her for your party.
Uniqueness BartendingUniqueness Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely friendly and a joy to have bartending for our private event couple of weeks back.. She definitely knows her drinks and makes everyone of them mixed well. She came on time, set up quickly and was ready to serve as soon as the guests arrived. We would definitely hire Anesia again. I think not only having a bartender but a great one makes any event even more fun! Thank you for being part of our occasion and helping to make everything to so smoothly!
Uniqueness BartendingUniqueness Bartending
Ameedah J.
Ashlynn is an amazing bartender she has a great quality to her work. She made a beautiful mock table for my black tie event and provided professional and efficient work. Her drinks were delicious! She was professional and she had my guests raving about her drinks. She made custom cocktails that my guest were talking about for days! Her prices are very reasonable based off of the quality of work that she provides with her bartending skills. I would definitely recommend hiring her for your big or small events!
PM Luxury Bartending Service and Event StaffingPM Luxury Bartending Service and Event Staffing
Tiffany S.
Bonito Drink was very professional, arrived an hour before to ave plenty of time to set up. The only feedback I received from my team is the quality of the alcohol and the fact that the the bartender had one tumbler to make all of the drinks. But I would definitely hire again.
Bonito DrinksBonito Drinks
Lilli M.
Asha with Hey Ms. Bartender was amazing! She worked with us contacting her the week of our event and was extremely helpful getting everything together. She responded to my messages in a timely manner. She arrived an hour early (which was on-time for her!) to get completely setup and ready for the event. We will definitely be using her again!
Hey Ms. Bartender Mobile LLCHey Ms. Bartender Mobile LLC
Mekdes G.
Wow!! Wow! Wow! Every person that attended tmy reception said nothing but great things about him and his team. Not only their drinks but how well they were as a team Best bartender ever. I'm looking for an event to hire you already 😃. Thank you for your kindness, punctuality, smile and keeping everything under control.
Dallas Pullup BarDallas Pullup Bar
Paolo D.
Bridgette and Klassy Kocktails provided excellent service and professionalism! They went out of their way to double check with us multiple times if everything was in order. Their responsiveness was extremely reliable as I could expect a response within a few hours at any given time during the work day. Bridgette was also very transparent at her costs and fees. She made sure that I had everything I needed a week in advance. I would definitely have Klassy Kocktails bartend for us again should the chance arise! 10/10 Service
Klassy Kocktails Bartending ServiceKlassy Kocktails Bartending Service
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.