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Find a bartender near Fredericksburg, VA

Find a bartender near Fredericksburg, VA

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Find a bartender near Fredericksburg, VA

14 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 Fredericksburg bartenders
Christine M.
The bartenders were great. You can't ask for better service.
Louie's Mobile MixologyLouie's Mobile Mixology
Patricia F.
Mel was amazing!! Called her at the last minute and she came thru for us with flying colors. She was very easy to work with and all of our guests had nothing but great things to say about her and her bartending skills. I would not choose anyone else if I had another event and I will recommend her to anyone who is looking for a high quality bartender. Thank you so much!
Mixing With Mel- Mobile Bartending ServiceMixing With Mel- Mobile Bartending Service
Jessica M.
Sheena did an amazing job as our bartender. She was efficient and friendly. I never had to ask her for anything. She got there, got set up, and handled everything beautifully. 100% would recommend!
Garnished-Events LLCGarnished-Events LLC
Latoya W.
I highly recommend Garnished-Events!! Sheena was amazing!!! She did a phenomenal job bartending my husband's surprise birthday party this weekend!! I could not have asked for a better level of service and will definitely contact Garnished-Events for my next event!!
Garnished-Events LLCGarnished-Events LLC
Hannah R.
Just had our first meeting with Deena about bartending our wedding next fall and were incredibly impressed with her pricing, professionalism, and willingness to go above and beyond to make our big day perfect. One major check off our wedding to-do list!
Celebrate With A Twist_MDCelebrate With A Twist_MD
Nick D.
Mathew did an amazing job. All of our guests were very complimentary of his bartending. The drinks were delicious and he always made sure guest had a drink promptly after putting in their request. We will absolutely call Mathew again for our next party! THANKS MATHEW!!!
Method MixMethod Mix
Thumbtack Customer
They were fantastic! I recommend them to anyone looking to hire a bartending service. They helped us make a list of everything we needed to get which took a lot of stress out of planning, and they made the process of getting a banquet license very simple and made sure I knew everything I needed to do.
Louie's Mobile MixologyLouie's Mobile Mixology
Thumbtack Customer
Nikkia was God sent! With less than two weeks notice she was available for my wedding! Prior to the event, Nikkia answered all of my questions and helped me create the perfect drink menu for my guests! The day of my wedding was chaotic to put it mildly however Nikkia went well beyond her duties to help make my wedding a dream come true! She was there early and had all of her mixing tools. We provided the drinks, ice, and garnish. Nikkia is professional with a sweet personality and beautiful soul! She filled the room with so much love and positive energy! My guests gave me amazing feedback also!! Nikkia is the perfect bartender for any event! I will be booking her services again!!
The Mixologist KiaThe Mixologist Kia
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