What are your bartenders like?We pride ourselves on having selected a beautifully diverse roster of amazing humans to serve your most special events. Each one brings their unique personality and style and all work within our credo, “People will never forget how you made them feel”. They are professional and fun, the great reviews we receive are a testament to this
How many bartenders will I need for my event?The industry standard recommends one bartender for every 40-65 guests when serving beer, wine, and mixed drinks or one bartender for every 65-100 guests for beer and wine service. We recommend one bartender for every 20-40 guests when serving craft cocktails
What is the rate per bartender? Our rate is $35 an hour if paired with a package. This will include set up and break down time
How much time does it take to set up and break down a bar?It typically takes one and a half hours to get the bar set up efficiently and your drinks cold. This is, however, dependent upon the event. Having more than one bar or managing glassware for a large event will require more time to set up. Breakdown typically takes anywhere between 30 minutes and one hour
I think I understand the set up packages on their own, but what is a “half package” for multiple bartenders?An example of applying a half package rate would be this:You need two bartenders to serve 100 people beer, wine and mixed drinks at one bar. You want the “Standard Slinger Plus” set up package (our most popular package) so it would be that cost plus half of the cost plus the hourly rate ($35) per bartender
Can I mix and match packages for multiple bar set ups?Yep! Say you’d like to have two bartenders serving beer, wine and cocktails at one bar, and one bartender serving beer and wine only at another bar - you would choose the “Standard Slinger Plus” plus a half package, and the “Standard Slinger” package as well
Can you pick the package I need so that I don’t have to think about it?Absolutely! You give us the information about your event and we will pick a package that is just right for you or build one for you using our supplemental services
Do you offer coffee or tea service?No, we don’t. We do have some lovely cocktails featuring cold brew and we can serve bottled waters, teas and sodas from the bar, but we don’t do large format catering of these items
Do you do tastings?Unfortunately, not at this time.
Do you meet with couples to discuss their options?Because we facilitate up to 500 events a year and are still a small business, at this time we do not have the bandwidth to do in person consultations, only phone consultations
Are there any other fees?Credit card payments will incur a 3.5% service fee. You can avoid that by paying by check. We also add a mileage fee which is typically between $35-$45 unless it falls outside of our 30 mile service are
What does the mileage fee cover?The mileage fee covers the travel time between the bartender picking up supplies and equipment from the warehouse and dropping it back off after the event. This fee goes directly to the bartenderDo you require a deposit?Yes, 50% upfront to secure the booking and the remainder will be due three days before your event
Can I pay by credit card?Yes, you may pay securely through your online event portal, or you can send a check by mail. Our services are not confirmed until we receive your deposit
What happens after booking?After we have received your deposit, you will be officially on our calendar and the planning process will begin. If your event or wedding is several months out, we will inform you that we will reach out to you closer to your date (usually 1-3 months prior) to schedule a phone conversation. This scheduled phone conversation will allow us to fill in all the blanks about your event and ultimately determine the best strategy for it. Please keep in mind that many events have variables that will alter during the life-cycle of the planning process which may adjust arrival and departure times, equipment needs, and/or the number of bartenders needed, which may in turn adjust your quote.
What if all I need is a bartender, but none of the other stuff?Our rate for a bartender to “show up and sling” is $50/hour plus a mileage fee. We have a four hour minimum. Host must supply all equipment and bar tools, and set up and break down fees may apply. This option cannot be used for weddings
Where do I go to fill out a quote request?Great question! Click the green button below!