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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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 Leesburg bartenders
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.
Bar SphereBar Sphere
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
Daniel Green Bartending ServicesDaniel Green Bartending Services
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
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Scot to bartend for my husband's 40th birthday party this past weekend. Scot was very easy to communicate with from the very beginning. He was always available to answer any questions that I had and spent a good amount of time in helping me with what beverages/quantities I would need to have for a fully stocked bar. He also was clear about what he was going to provide so I didn't double up on things, like garnishes, bar tools, etc. He also helped me with a list of things I should provide to make sure we had everything, i.e., cups, beverage napkins, etc. He responded to all my emails in a timely fashion. Scot arrived on time and professionally dressed. He took care up all the set-up so that I could focus on other things. He was up and running at the party's start time. He was very personable and friendly with all the guests. If there was a problem, (which I don't think there ever was), my guests or I never knew about it. He took care of everything and made it a stress free evening for me. I really liked his flat fee for the party that included set-up/clean-up since it was a house party and hard to know when things were going to wind down. I was completely satisfied with Scot and look forward to hiring him for my next event. Thank you, Scot!!!
Scot's Mobile Bartending ServiceScot's Mobile Bartending Service
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