Do you provide the Alcohol? What about mixers, garnishes, etc.?
Do I really need a bartender? Can my friend just bartend?
So you have a friend who has some bartending experience and you're thinking about him or her manning the bar at your wedding? Short answer - don't. Professional bartenders will make your life much easier. Depending on your guest list, you may have a large portion of your guests who spend a good bit of time at the bar. The interaction that your guests have with the bartender can set the tone for your event. They don't just pass out the drinks, they interact with your guests so that everyone is having a good time. Furthermore, our staff is trained in intervention procedures and you don't want your Uncle Bob to be wasted at your wedding and make a scene! Part of a professional bartender's job is making sure that your crowd doesn't get too drunk. Unlike family and friends, the bartender is comfortable telling your Aunt Susan to slow down on the sauce!
How much space will the bartender need?
What kind of events do you provide event staff for?
You can hire our bartenders and servers for all kinds of events from private parties to weddings. Our staff is proud to attend every type of event. No matter what you would like to celebrate, we want to make sure your event will be unforgettable!
When should I reserve the staff for my event?
While we are occasionally able to meet last-minute requests by our clients, it is definitely not advised. We generally suggest that you request a quote at least two weeks before your event to reserve the staff you’ll need. Please keep in mind that our staff usually gets booked for events weeks if not months in advance, so the sooner you contact us for your event the more we can assure that you will get the staff you need.
How much staff do I need for my event?
Do I need an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) permit?
1. There is no sale of alcoholic beverages. (Host provides the drinks, there is no cover charge and drinks are complimentary for guests)
What if I need an alcohol license?
555 E. Washington Ave Suite 1300
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Do you have a minimum booking time?
Do you offer a bar rental?
For a flat fee of only $80, you can rent one of our 6' bars which also includes a 6' back bar (if needed) with linens.
Do you offer any other event staff besides bartenders?
Besides our awesome bartenders, we can also provide you with excellent servers or barbacks who can help to set up, serve beer and wine, clean up throughout the event and help with general tasks to make sure everything runs smoothly.
What's the dresscode for your staff?
The standard attire for all of our event staff is all black: black shirt, black pants, and black shoes. Of course, we know that doesn't fit in a Hawaii-themed party, so please let us know in case you would like the staff to wear something different.*
What if I don't want the bartender to set up a tip jar?
Some hosts don't want their guests to feel obliged to tip so they don't want the bartender to set up a tip jar. In these cases, the host may choose to provide the gratuity. In this case, please just select "No Tip Jar" in your quote request.
How Many Bartenders Do I Need?
For a beer and wine bar, we'd recommend 1 bartender per 90 guests as beers are opened quickly and wines are poured fast. This may result in a small line at the very beginning of the cocktail hour/reception but smooth sailing from then on.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Bartender?
What happens on the day of my event (timeline)?
Do you offer any packages?
All of our services and offers are booked a la carte so you can truly customize what you are looking for. We do not offer any bartending packages as every event is unique.
Do you offer cleaning services or does your staff clean?
Our bar staff will leave the bar area tidied and consolidate your bottles, but will not be able to fully clean the bar area (mopping, brooming, etc.) as we do not provide the tools to do so. We will do our best to leave everything as cleanly as possible.
Do I need bagged ice if my venue has an ice machine?
What does the barback do vs the bartender?
The bartender will focus on serving your guests - whether that is cocktails, beer, wine, or other drinks. The barback usually helps out behind the bar where needed, such as restocking drinks, opening bottles, or even serving customers simple things like beer, wine, or soft drinks if needed.
At what point do we give you a final headcount for the shopping list?
Will you print a bar menu to display?
Unfortunately, we are unable to print and display bar menus for you. We can, however, help you with the design process and let you know all the ingredients for each cocktail that will be part of your menu!
Can I give my signature drinks special names?
Absolutely, 007! Code names are not a problem for us - just let us know which is which so we can make the right drinks for your guests!
Do you have pictures of your bar rentals?
Sure thing! Just visit https://www.barspirit.net/addons and you will see our bar rental!
What tasks can the servers do?
Our servers can do any and all tasks to keep the party running smoothly! From clearing tables, throwing trash, serving and refilling a buffet, to serving seated dinner or passing hors d'oeuvres, our wait staff is truly multi-talented!
What's a full bar vs. a limited bar?
A full bar usually refers to a bar stocked with all common types of liquors, mixers, and garnishes. This means that we would be able to make pretty much any cocktail you can think of (unless they require some rather unique ingredients, like Kahlua, for example).
A limited bar refers to a limited number of signature drinks in addition to basic mixers. This is usually the standard for events as you don't want to have a ton of ingredients leftover at the end of the day (which would be the case with a full bar). However, after all, the choice is yours to make and we're happy to work with either bar configuration!
Does your bartenders bring something to cover the floors?
Unfortunately, we don't have any commercial rugs or floor mats available for rent! If bartending indoors, we would recommend having the bar situated on a tiled floor or cover the floor with a rug. Usually, there isn't too much spilling, but obviously, it can happen!
Do you provide headshots / pictures of the staff?
As we are specialized in providing an excellent guest experience and don't focus on model staff or flair bartenders, our staff will be professionally dressed and well groomed. However, we do not provide headshots or pictures of the staff upfront. If you have any preferences for your staff, we will do our best to accommodate this, but we cannot guarantee the final staff pick.
When and how do I get my shopping list & bar menu?
We can get started on your bar menu as soon as you're ready (after paying the deposit)! All we would need to know to get started is if you already have any specific drinks in mind to serve your guests. If not, no problem - do you have any preferences when it comes to base liquors, taste, or theme for the drinks?
Can we serve specialty drinks?
100%! All of our events are unique and as you are providing the alchohol, mixers, etc. you can have as many specialty drinks as you'd like. We usually recommend doing no more than 5 to not overwhelm your guests (and to avoid long "decision lines" at the bar)!
Are you insured? What kind of insurance do you carry?
We carry a $2M general liability policy, a $1M worker's comp policy, and a $1M liquor liability policy so you don't have to worry about anything! If you or your venue require a certificate of insurance (COI) please let us know and we will be happy to provide you with one free of charge (for confirmed bookings).
How can I get a Certificate of Insurance (COI)?
In order for us to process your COI request, please make sure to have the following available:
What payment methods to you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, such as VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and more. For our shopping services, you may opt to pay via ACH transfer, but please keep in mind that ACH funds take longer to clear.