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Find a bartender near Salt Lake City, UT

Find a bartender near Salt Lake City, UT

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Find a bartender near Salt Lake City, UT

2 near you

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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.

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 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.

Reviews for Salt Lake City bartenders
Amanda B.
Brian was quick to respond to all messages, phone calls, and questions. He was on time, took immediate responsibility of set -up and taking care of the bar so we didn't have to worry about. Good bartenders like Brian aren't always easy to find! Thanks, Your favorite bartender!
Your Favorite BartenderYour Favorite Bartender
Rhonda A.
Susan was a fantastic bartender for my birthday party! She helped with my shopping list and made awesome drinks for everyone. I’d definitely recommend her for any gathering.
Beehive BartendingBeehive Bartending
Michelle M.
Copa crew was awesome to work with! They always were quick to respond when I had questions about the wedding. The bartender was amazing and kept everyone happy drinking!! I would recommend this company 100% Thanks Copa Crew!!
Copa Bar ServiceCopa Bar Service
Stephanie M.
We hired copa crew to bartend our wedding and couldn't have been happier with their service. Thank you so much for the job you did and for Putting up with our rowdy guest . Would recommend you to ppl In a heartbeat
Copa Bar ServiceCopa Bar Service
Amanda M.
I am an event planner, and constantly looking for new vendors who are hard workers, responsive, and PUNCTUAL! there is nothing worse then an event about to start and the bartender is no where to be found. Copa is a great price and their service is fantastic! Will use many times again!
Copa Bar ServiceCopa Bar Service
Richell B.
Mark was amazing to work with. He was flexible when we had to make adjustments to our menu but from day one he has been great. Our guests loved him just as much as we did. We will definitely be using Copa Crew for any of our future bartending needs!
Copa Bar ServiceCopa Bar Service
Golda H.
Susan helped us so far with three large scale events. Having her on the team brought our events to a completely new level. She is professional, hardworking, dedicated, reliable and above all very talented. She created exceptional cocktail menus, managed a team of bartenders, made event visitors welcome and succeded to make the whole operation perfect. Susan is such a great asset to any event and we hope to have her help us with all of our future events.
Susan StattonSusan Statton
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