If you’d like to book with us, please go to our contact section on our website to let us know what your interest is. Please allow 24-48 hours for one of our reps to contact you and to schedule a consultation with one of our bartenders. You can book as far in advance as you’d like we just asked to book two months in advance. Hire A Bartender Now will not start staffing our events until downpayment has secure your date. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required upon booking. A deposit of 50% of the total will be required 4 weeks before the event. It is entirely your responsibility to make these payments before the event in 4 weeks. Hire A Bartender Now only accept, Cash, Credit, Debit and cash as tips.
We accept payment in the form of cash, check, Square, and all major credit cards. A deposit of 30% of the total will be required upon booking. A deposit of 50% of the total will be required 4 weeks before the event. The rest of the balance will be required 84 hours before the event. Your credit card number will be required upon booking. If payment is not invoiced or collected at the appropriate time, it is still owed. However, lack of invoicing or collection of payment does not mean you are not still booked. Unused time is still subject to be charged. We do not refund for staff being sent home earlier than scheduled. If you wish to pay in cash, you must place the cash in a sealed envelope made out to Hire A Bartender Now, otherwise it will be interpreted as tip, and your credit card will be charged the total balance.
You are paying a Liquor package price for Hire A Bartender Now. Please take advantage of our consultation services. We offer budgeting, and shopping consultations, as well as a wealth of knowledge of classic and craft cocktails. It is better to ask a hundred questions than to just assume something.
30% of Deposit is non-refundable If you wish to cancel after the 84-hour mark, you will forfeit 25% of the value of the total balance. If you cancel 60 hours before the event, you forfeit 50% of the total balance. If you cancel 36 hours before the event, you will forfeit 100% of the value of the total balance. Any items that have been already prepared or purchased for your event will be charged in full. Cancellation refers to any part of the booking, including, but not limited to bar rentals, glass rentals, and/or staff.
You reserve the right to choose how you would like the bartender(s) to be tipped. You can either choose to allow a tip jar or to provide a hosted tip (where the host tips the bartender). If you would like, you can even do both. Bartenders, servers, and bar backs that work events make a large sum of their pay in tips, so tipping is highly encouraged. Hire A Bartender Now does not receive any amount of the tips; all of the tips go to the staff.
If you decide to go with the hosted tip, as a guide, the average recommended tip is $2-$3 per guest at regular events and $3-$4 per guest at weddings or long events (over 5 hours long). These numbers can change if the job is particularly long, requires more than what their job is supposed to entail, or if there were more staff hired to ensure a smooth event. If you decide on a hosted tip and do not tip, your credit card will be charged a standard hosted tip ($2 for every guest for regular parties and $3 for every guest for weddings and long parties). This policy/recommendation is cut in half for “Beer & Wine Only” or parties. This policy/recommendation is increased by 50% on holidays.
Choosing hosted tip means the bartender will not display a tip jar anywhere on the bar and will not expect patrons to tip. Choosing hosted tip does NOT mean the staff cannot accept tips if patrons insist on tipping the bartender. If the bartender accepts a patron’s tips, and you have chosen hosted tip, that does NOT mean you can avoid tipping the staff.
Whatever you decide to tip the bartender that night is final. You are not allowed to request a partial refund because you changed your mind the next day.
We expect our staff to make at least $2 per guest if their tip jar is out. If you chose to allow a tip jar, and the tip does not amount to at least $2 per guest ($3 for weddings or other large events), your card will be charged for the difference. For example, if the party size is 100 guests, and the staff’s tip only comes out to $50, your card will be charged the difference of $150 (excluding the credit card processing fee). This only applies if you chose a tip jar, as opposed to a hosted tip. This policy is to make sure our staff is not taken advantage of (like the time a party of 500 tipped a total of $22). This policy is cut in half for “Beer & Wine Only” parties and short parties (events that run 2 hours or less). This policy is increased by 50% on holidays.
Our staff wears a predetermined uniform (black suspenders & black bowtie for men, and black suspenders and pencil skirt for women). This is very important to our brand. If you wish to have the staff wear anything else, the rate is increased an extra $9/hour per staff member.
The host is responsible for supplying all staff with convenient parking. You are responsible for all parking fees for all staff. If you violate this policy, you will be charged an extra $50 per staff member
Hire A Bartender Now reserves the right to change policies at any given moment. If you have booked prior to the new policy change, you will be notified of the new changes and be obligated to follow them.
Set Up & Breakdown Policies
The staff arrives an hour early for setup, unless it is a larger party and requires more time. There is a 4 hour minimum for most staff, and the setup hour is included in that 4 hour minimum. If you choose to for-go the setup time, you accept the fact that the bartender might not be ready to serve when you require them to. Weddings require a 2 hour (billable) setup time and a 1 hour (billable) breakdown time. Larger events may be billed a breakdown time as well. All of this would be discussed prior to booking. All parties are subject to at least a half hour breakdown charge. Some larger events may require longer setup and breakdown fees. Those will be discussed and agreed upon prior to the event. Additional bar setups (Positioning bar stations in different areas) will require an additional half hour or more of billable setup time. If you fail to inform us of additional bar setups, you will be charged an additional $100 fee per extra setup. The use of glassware (as opposed to disposable) might be subject to an extra half hour of setup time, particularly for larger parties.
All jobs are allocated at least a 1-hour setup time. Bar staff will arrive an hour before the noted event start time. During this time, bartenders will set up the bar to look aesthetically pleasing as well as practical and functional for the bartender’s use. They will also cap bottles, cut garnishes, chill beer & wine, and prepare and setup anything related to the bar or bartending. Some parties may require more than 1 hour of setup time. This is dependent on, but is not limited to, the length and nature of the event, the number of guests, and the amount of product we’re required to move. You have the option to forgo some or all of the recommended setup time, but you will be liable if the staff is not ready by the noted start time. My staff has the option to refuse service to guests if they are not finished setting up within the recommended setup time.
In some instances, while the party itself may be simple, the setup might be more difficult. It is the host’s responsibility to inform us if the setup may be particularly difficult.
When requested certain drinks, we will assume you want the drinks created correctly and using fresh ingredients (unless told otherwise), so parts of the craft ingredients will automatically be added to your order, and you will be billed accordingly.
We reserve the right to have our business cards displayed at every event. If at any point, you do not wish to have our business cards displayed, you will be charged a fee of $5 per guest.
Bartender Job Description
The bartenders at Hire A Bartender Now are highly skilled bartenders trained in the art of craft cocktails. They are NOT servers. Bartenders work behind the bar, making sure you get delicious drinks as fast as possible. If you think you’ll need a server, feel free to ask about requesting one of my many servers for your party. They will be glad to help you with anything else you might need. Bartenders have a 4 hour minimum.
Bar Back Job Description
A bar back is essentially a bartender's assistant. They assist in keeping the ice, garnishes, beer, wine, and alcohol stocked. They also assist in trash disposal, bussing of bar glassware, or basically anything that has to do with the bar. My bar backs are actually all trained bartenders. However, due to my high standards for bartenders, I do not feel comfortable hiring them out as bartenders just yet as they do not have what I consider to be enough experience, but if for some reason the bartender would be too busy or is otherwise engaged, the bar back would be able to step in and bartend as well. Bar backs have a 4 hour minimum. They are not responsible for bussing tables.
Server Job Description
A server can be hired to help you with anything you might need to make sure your event runs smoothly, and so you won’t have to concentrate on every little detail during your party. They can pass out drinks/food, cleanup after guests, help prepare food, or anything else you might require. If there is something specific you’ll need the servers to do, please let me know, so we can see if we can help. You will also need to clearly communicate to the servers exactly what you want them to do. Servers have a 4 hour minimum. A captain server is required if 4 servers are hired.
Busser Job Description
A busser can be hired if your event has a fair amount of people and/or non-disposable glassware and dinnerware. Their job is to clear all trash and dinnerware/glassware from the event, as well as wash it if required.
Hire A Bartender Now, Private Company
HIRE A BARTENDER NOW AND STAFF ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY BROKEN AND/OR LOST ITEMS DURING THE COURSE OF THE EVENT.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE AT ANYTIME.