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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 Manassas bartenders
Terry C.
We've hired a lot of bartenders over the last 10 years. This was the "Best bartender" service ever! The bartender was on time, professional and prepared every possible type of drink the party attendees requested. This will be the only service we use for events, 10 out of 10 rating. The Best!
bar eme llcbar eme llc
Thumbtack Customer
Daniel is an exceptional bartender. He always goes above and beyond for his clients. He has definitely become my go to bartender. Thank you Daniel!
Dan Green Bartending ServicesDan Green Bartending Services
Becca c.
Booked 5/16 for an event 7/23. Paid in full. Bartender cancelled 2 days prior bc of Covid (unfortunate, but no grudge held whatsoever of course!) but have been getting the runaround since with refund. Promised days come and go. I had bought things for having a bartender so this really put me out quite a bit & I’m struggling financially, just really wanted a special day for my husband. Unfortunately I would hate for someone else to use this service and deal with the headaches caused and blatant disregard for the customers finances and well-being.
Bubbly CocktailsBubbly Cocktails
Mary C.
We were very pleased with Lee when he bartender our front yard wedding this weekend. 150 people in a tent and he managed a champagne toasts and kept our guests thirsts quenched all evening. I highly recommend Lee for your event.
LMK Bartending ServicesLMK Bartending Services
Erik N.
Richard was an awesome bartender. Very professional, friendly, and attentive. A couple times I'd be chatting with party guests, and before I had a chance to excuse myself to grab a new drink, there was Richard, reading my mind, with a drink in hand for me. Would definitely hire again!
Clever CocktailsClever Cocktails
Patricia C.
Brittanni and Marcelus were fantastic! I hired them for bartending and server services. Brittanni was very responsive during the entire planning phase and accommodating to the special circumstances due to COVID. Brittanni and Marcelus arrived early and stayed until the event was over to help put some things away and clean up the bar area. Both were very friendly, professional, and open to guests' requests while pouring drinks and serving food. It was such a relief to have them at the party to handle the bar and buffet so that the hosts could focus on hosting! They did a great job and their fee was very competitive. We greatly enjoyed having Brittanni and Marcelus (guests raved about them!) and will keep them in mind in the future. We highly recommend Boogie Bartenders for your event. You will be very pleased! Our event was a daytime pool party on 08/08/2020.
Boogie BartendersBoogie Bartenders
Jessica T.
I had the honor of having Sheena as my bartender for my college graduation party and she was amazing. The drinks were delicious and she was able to serve all of the guests in a timely manner while making sure the drinks were top tier. Her services made my party a success and I will gladly be recommending her and Garnished Events to everyone I know!
Garnished-Events LLCGarnished-Events LLC
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