How Much Does a Bartender Cost?

A bartender may be required for an event such as a wedding, retirement celebration or birthday party.  The bartender generally works on their own, but he or she may also be contracted through a company.  The bartender is going to help serve drinks, set the bar up, keep the area clean during the party and do any other tasks any other bartender would do that’s found at a local restaurant/bar.

Bartender by Sklathill, on Flickr
Bartender” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Sklathill

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Average Reported Cost: $580

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. Chip (Dallas,  Texas) paid $160 and said:

    I had reserved one bartender for four hours for a local event. He charged $40 per hour. Seems to be on par with what I read here.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. BULLIANLAL HRANGKHOL paid $1000 and said: said:

    got at 10% discount.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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