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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.

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 Leesburg bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
The bartender was on time , courteous, helpful, nice appearance and friendly. He really went the extra mile to make my event successful.
Masters of MixologyMasters of Mixology
Brittany C.
Annika was our bartender. She was amazing. Super accommodating, polite, and positive. She had a solution for any problem that arouse and made excellent drinks. Highly recommend.
Dr. Mix-A-Lot, LLCDr. Mix-A-Lot, LLC
Michelle S.
We had a great experience with bar sphere! Gus was very responsive and Annete was an amazing bartender! Our guests loved her- responsive, professional, and so easy going! We will definitely use bar sphere again.
Brakes+Brakes+
Elizabeth M.
P-Squared bartenders was the best!! They made my birthday party absolutely incredible! The drinks they served were AMAZING and they worked with me to create customized drinks for the event! We will 100% hire them again for our next event!
P2 Bar EventsP2 Bar Events
Thumbtack Customer
Daniel was our wedding bartender. He was on time, friendly, and efficient. Despite the bagillion people that were in attendance and bombarding him with drink orders, he kept the line short, and everyone loved him. He is a definite hire/rehire. Thank you Dan. You were awesome!!!! Amy and Carl
Dan Green Bartending ServicesDan Green Bartending Services
Thumbtack Customer
Kaistha ("Kish") was the bartender for a dinner party we hosted with approximately 30 guests. Prior to the event Kish discussed drink options with me and suggested several to fit our theme. After we selected a few Kish sent me a shopping list to include liquor store and grocery store and items she would need to set up the bar in our home. She arrived in plenty of time and set up her station and offered to help with other tasks prior to the guests arriving. Kish was extremely professional and very personable. And she is a great bartender. We will most certainly try to work with Kish for future parties. I can't give her a high enough recommendation. We were 100% pleased.
Kaistha WardKaistha Ward
Stephanie P.
My family worked with SIP bartending for my mother's 60th birthday party and we cannot recommend Tijana and Courtney enough!! Their drinks are incredible. They go above and beyond in their service and kindness. If you would like to take your event to the next level, hire SIP! My family will definitely be using them again!
SIP BartendingSIP Bartending
Katie B.
Daniel bartended our wedding and he absolutely exceeded our expectations! He was very responsive throughout the entire process. His bar decorations were STUNNING and fit in perfectly with our wedding decor. He was extremely accommodating with our needs at our logistically tricky venue. Everyone loved him. 10/10 recommend
F&Btainment by DanielF&Btainment by Daniel
Tammy S.
We will not have another party without Daniel! He guided us through everything, start to finish! The set up began 3 hours before the party and the drinks were amazing! The list of alcohol and beverages Daniel provided a week before our event was on point. He helped us pick out the perfect signature drink and our guests loved everything! The complements from our guests about the bartending are still coming in!
F&Btainment by DanielF&Btainment by Daniel
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