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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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 Puyallup bartenders
Matt L.
LOOK NO FURTHER FOR BARTENDING! INCREDIBLE SERVICE! We hired Happy Hour Mobile Bartending for our wedding reception at Station House 726 in Puyallup, WA. From the first quote on thumbtack, all the way to the end of the night at the reception, everything was absolutely above and beyond what we could have hoped for! Melody, (From Happy Hour Mobile Bartending) was ALWAYS very responsive, and helped us plan everything from drink choices, quantity, and even making a special cocktail for our event. All of our guests were sure to let us know how wonderful she (Melody) was. We would hire them again in a heartbeat for any event that we had, and will be recommending them to anyone we can! THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)
Happy Hour Mobile BartendingHappy Hour Mobile Bartending
Rebecca D.
I LOVED working with Daniel. He was quick to respond to my questions, helpful with suggestions, patient with my requests, and the professionalism started right off the bat with example shopping lists and more. I thought the cost was fair and the drinks were awesome, lots of compliments on our cocktail. He provided not only good info but a bar, a menu, an ice bucket, he had it all. I WILL hire him again for future parties and please, if you’re considering a bartender for your party, don’t look any further than Downtown Bay Bartending! (Photos to be added later I hope, don’t have them back yet.)
Downtown Bay (.com) BartendingDowntown Bay (.com) Bartending
Adria G.
Jessica bartended a family birthday party for us and the drinks were SO GOOD! She made berry mojitos, margaritas, strawberry lemon drops, Dark 'N' Stormies—they were all so good! Thanks so much for helping make our night so fun.
Cameo Mobile BartendingCameo Mobile Bartending
Teri A.
Only letting us choose 3 things to describe nettie...so unfair🤪. This lady is amazing. She arrived early. She stayed late. She helped during the reception. She was friendly knew her stuff. We were beyond blessed to have had her respond to our inquiry. I really hope when you are looking for a bartender for your event-you will look her way first. Please at least visit with her. She will definitely make you stop your search and I can absolutely say without a doubt you will not be sorry. She helped make our daughters wedding the fairytale come true by all her care she gave.
Tonic & ThymeTonic & Thyme
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