Frequently Asked Questions Straight Up Bartending Services

Bar Service For Wedding

Do you provide the liquor, beer or wine?

All of the liquor, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are purchased and supplied by you the host. We do work with you to make a shopping list in advance of the party to make sure that we have a fully stocked bar for the party. This will be based on the number of guests and your budget. When you hire a bartender you will also be receiving our recommendations based on our party bartending experience. 

What else do I need to provide?

In addition to your beverages you will need to supply ice, cocktail garnishes, mixers, juices, napkins and glasses. Included in our bartending services is the pre-party consultation to  prepare the shopping list of what will be needed for the bar. The bartender will arrive an hour before the party to setup during that time cut and prepare the garnishes. 

What does Straight Up Bartending Provide?

We provide a professionally attired  personable experienced bartender. We can also supply at your request additional items that you may not have available to set up the bar. Ice Coolers, for fresh ice and chilling beverages. Bar height tables covered and draped for preparing and serving drinks. Wine, cocktail and beer glasses to  accommodate the number of guests.

How much will it cost?

Depending on how many guests will be attending, how long the party will last and any special requests will determine the cost of our bartending services. After we discuss with you your requirements we will  provide a written price quotation for the bartending service. 

What about gratuities and tipping ?

You can express your satisfaction with the bartenders service by permitting the bartender to place a tip jar in the bar area , often this would be at a public venue. For parties in the home you may give a cash tip based on your satisfaction with the bartending services directly to the bartender after the party. 

Why should I hire a professional bartender for my party?

There are quite a few reasons to hire a bartender for your event. A professional bartender will prepare exceptional drinks as well as make sure the guests are having a great time. Also it minimizes the chance of a guest over serving themselves at a self serve bar. With a bartending service you will save money because a professional bartender will use industry accepted control of the portion sizes. Having a bartending service will takes some of  stress out of hosting a party. Our bartenders make sure everything is taken care of so you can enjoy the party. You will get  compliments on the bartending service and the party will be a big success!