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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 Sugar Land bartenders
Brenda L.
The bartenders were professional, engaging with the guests, and the drinks were amazing!!!
Palace Party Beverage Co.Palace Party Beverage Co.
Harshil P.
Absolutely best bartending service you could get! Sarah was great in organizing all the formalities prior to the event, communication was great, out bartender was on time, absolute professional, all the guests loved her! Everything was so smooth, drinks were great. Great pricing! Will absolutely use again.
Palace Party Beverage Co.Palace Party Beverage Co.
Erin E.
Shawn, our bartender, was amazing! She was professional and courteous. Our guests raved about her all night. Great experience!
Xclusive Event ServicesXclusive Event Services
Thumbtack Customer
Pour me perfection did an excellent job bartending my wedding! Carlesha was attentive and communicated with me throughout the entire planning process. I highly recommend her and will definitely use them in the future!!
Pour Me Perfection, LLCPour Me Perfection, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Heidi is a completely professional, friendly, prepared and a wonderful bartender. She was a perfect addition to our party. She was easy to work with and handled the bar effortlessly. We will absolutely use her and recommend her in the future.
Tipsy Gypsy S.P.C.  ~Mobile Bar Service~Tipsy Gypsy S.P.C. ~Mobile Bar Service~
Scott W.
The bartender was great! She ran a very clean and efficient bar. I also asked to extend her hours and they agreed with additional payment of course but it kept the party going! Will definitely use them again!
Pour Me Perfection, LLCPour Me Perfection, LLC
Kovie O.
Hana did a fantastic job bartending. Everyone loved the cocktails she made. She was also very professional, and attentive to my guests needs. I will definitely be hiring Liquor on wheels for subsequent events.
Liquid on WheelsLiquid on Wheels
Pankaj A.
Amazing bartenders. Just wanted I needed for our event. Very well informed about the drinks and menu. Left a very good impression on all our guests. Right from the start, their responsiveness, attention to details, preparation help was all outstanding. I have hired services before but this one was the best.
Just N' Joy Service & BartendingJust N' Joy Service & Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
I really like Carlesha, unfortunately she wasn't at my wedding and mistakenly put on the final invoice that the bartenders would leave an hour before the agreed upon time. The bartenders then contacted my bridesmaid midway through the wedding and told her they'd be packing up their stuff right then and there, an hour early, if they didn't get an extra $45 on the spot, so she had to go in her wallet and pay them cash right then and there. Carlesha refunded me when I contacted her later, but I mean, this is a wedding and they straight up were going to leave in the middle of it....not offer to settle the bill later, but walk out. Just make sure to double check all your documents with her, and maybe ask that she work the event? She seems professional, but this is was a wedding and I'd hate for something like this to happen to another bride.
Pour Me Perfection, LLCPour Me Perfection, LLC
Anjali G.
Liquid On Wheels was the perfect addition to our New Years Eve Party! They were professional and spent time with us before hand to menu plan and make sure that we had everything we needed to have a successful event. The bartender and cocktail server were fantastic and really brought great energy and life to the party! We would highly highly recommend using them!
Liquid on WheelsLiquid on Wheels
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