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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for San Antonio bartenders
Linda O.
They were quick to respond to my request for a bartender. I had a quote within minutes and they worked with me to keep costs down. The bartender was great, too.
Santisi Bartending and Event StaffSantisi Bartending and Event Staff
Sonya K.
Celeste was the bartender for our college graduation event. I cannot say enough great things about her, she was professional, personable and made our event a total success. I will definitely use Santisi Bartending for all future events.
Santisi Bartending and Event StaffSantisi Bartending and Event Staff
Jennifer C.
Amanda was wonderful! Not only is she a sweetheart, but shes a very good bartender! I had many friends & family members complimenting how kind & friendly our bartender was. She felt like family! We were VERY VERY happy with her service!
San Marcos Bartenders and Event StaffingSan Marcos Bartenders and Event Staffing
Melissa G.
Great experience with the bartenders. They came prepared and did such a great job for all my partygoers!! Highly recommend.
Swipe Right BartendingSwipe Right Bartending
Patricia P.
Marcia and Roland were absolutely fantastic bartenders. They went above and beyond to make our experience wonderful! Apart from the great bartending skills, Marcia cares about the guests' experience and about making the bride and groom feel things will go smoothly. Marcia was pleasant, prompt, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her.
Marcia BartendingMarcia Bartending
Penny Q.
Steve was AMAZING! Not only was he a great bartender, but he was so much fun! I will definitely call him for my next event!
Teggies BartendingTeggies Bartending
Erica S.
Marcia was absolutely amazing. She was my bartender for two events, two weeks in a row. Everyone loved her drinks and her vibe. I'd hire her every time. Thanks Marcia!
Marcia BartendingMarcia Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
LOOK NO FURTHER Marcia bartending was absolutely the best choice. Marcia was great, very professional and made sure that people had drinks in their hand. She arrived early and helped with some of our set up, and she had drinks ready to go before our guests started to arrive. When people were making toasts, she was handing out champagne to our guests. I could go on and on. Marcia bartending will definitely be at any future events we host. Thank you Marcia!!
Marcia BartendingMarcia Bartending
Ariel T.
I needed a bartender last minute for my wedding reception. The bartender I previously hired flaked on me the weekend before my wedding. I hired Marcia bartending 4 days before my wedding. I could have not been more pleased and thankful with their service especially in such short notice. They made great drinks, my guests loved their friendliness and their professionalism. Marcia and her brother did everything to make sure to help me and make my wedding day a very memorable one. They came early to set up and had drinks ready before my guests arrived. They served 130 guests with no problems. You cannot go wrong hiring these 2. Thankfully I found them and if I found them sooner I would of hired them from the beginning.
Marcia BartendingMarcia Bartending
Rebecca C.
They were AMAZING.. they were polite courteous and had fun with our guests.. they made the night enjoyable and even went out of there way to help with anything we needed.. would recommend to anyone in need of a bartender for their event. We will use there services again.
Redtops Mobile Bartending & Liquid CateringRedtops Mobile Bartending & Liquid Catering
Nancy T.
Matt reached out to me immediately after my inquiry and we ironed out details for a fairly short notice event within 15 minutes. He checked in with me periodically before the event, provided a detailed list of supplies, and called the day before to let me know about the bartender that would be coming out and how everything would work. He sent out Celeste the day of the event. She was amazing, professional, and went above and beyond her bartending services to lighten my hostess duty load. I would happily utilize their services again for future events.
Santisi Bartending and Event StaffSantisi Bartending and Event Staff
Megan L.
OMG!!! Andrea was spectacular! Everyone loved her! The signature drink she made for my husband’s birthday party was such a hit! You cannot go wrong if you hire her for your event! She’s a true professional at her Craft! My guest were blown away by her! She’s Absolutely the best bartender I’ve ever came across! She truly made my husband’s birthday party a hit; the guess we’re sad when it was time for her to leave! I was nervous at first because the event was at my house but she fit right in and made herself comfortable! If your having and event and still on the fence about a bartender, look no further! She was kind, punctual, friendly, sweet, clean, AWESOME!! I will for sure hire her again and again!
Top Shelf Duchess LLCTop Shelf Duchess LLC
Belinda S.
Working with Santisi was one of the best decisions we made for our annual holiday party. They were extremely responsive to our questions and provided STELLAR service. The two bartenders assigned to us were extremely helpful, friendly and professional. They worked very hard for us and made sure we had nothing to worry about. We were able to enjoy our event with our members knowing that the bar was well attended, kept clean and in order, and service was impeccable. And when it was over, they helped us thoroughly clean up, took out the trash and wiped down all the tables and bar area. I was blown away and felt spoiled rotten. Thank you Santisi for being so amazing. You will definitely be our bartenders of choice in the future. I HIGHLY recommend you to any and everyone who asks.
Santisi Bartending and Event StaffSantisi Bartending and Event Staff
Kelli M.
Marcia is AMAZING and the best bartender ever! All our guests commented on how special and fantastic she was. She helped with so many things, remembered what guest drank and refilled. Very personable to the point that everyone wants us to have more parties and hire her every time. She is an amazing person and will be the best part of your event. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Marcia BartendingMarcia Bartending
Sher R.
We have found our go to mobile bartender! We host a lot of parties snd this was by far the best service. Celeste helped me plan a menu and told me exactly what to buy. Her margaritas were the hit of our BBQ. My guests loved her and were still taking about how fabulous she was the next day! I’ve never had an easier, more flawless bar set up and experience.
Enjoy Your PartyEnjoy Your Party
Tim O.
Awesome Experience with Concepts by Cassie. We hosted a Whiskey party and needed help with bartending services. Cassie is very knowledgeable on wines and spirits and was great to work with on our party. Cassie communicated in advance of the event to ensure she knew the event, supplies and our expectation. At the event, Cassie was very friendly and exceeded our expectations. Several of our guest/friends were so impressed with Cassie they asked for her information, so they can hire her for their events. Great job and will use Concepts by Cassie again!! Great value as well.
Concepts By CassieConcepts By Cassie
Veronica F.
Marcia was the hit of my whole party! I still have guests raving about her days after! She was easy to communicate with right off the bat. We spoke over the phone and when I mentioned I wanted some Halloween signature cocktails, she even sent me over a PDF of a list of delicious spooky drinks. She came early and finished her setup quickly and efficiently. My guests were excited to have her and talked to her most of the night! She cleaned up empty glasses, poured us all shots at my request, walked around and asked my guests if they wanted refills or another drink, etc. By far the best bartender I’ve ever had at one of my house parties (I’ve had 5 different bar tenders) and I cannot wait to have her back for my Christmas party!
Marcia BartendingMarcia Bartending
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