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"So lucky to have Kim work at our family function - she was efficient and so very professional - she arrived amidst minor last minute chaos and immediately saw what needed to be done and swung into action!!!! She was proactive and great in all that she did - nothing was too much trouble and we had great communication before the event as well. I do hope that Kim will be available to work with us again and would happily recommend her - thanks Kim for making our event such a relaxed evening. Janet :)"

Wait staff/bartender required - 2

$100

"Christine was lovely and went above and beyond to make sure my husbands 40th birthday party was flowing with drinks! Would definately use her again"

Bartender for a 40th birthday

$150

"Kathy was so lovely and took so much initiative to clean up and see what extra tasks she could do, she really made the day easy "

Bar staff needed for event

$180

"Amazing woman!! Sue worked non stop to accommodate a crowd of 150 people providing bar service. She worked very hard and helped pack up. The night was a success! I highly recommend Sue to any others who are looking for such services."

Bartender needed for 21st Bday

$125

"Very very happy! Rodrigo was perfect with all communication and on the night. Thanks so much :) "

Bartender for Private event

$120

"I could not have been more impressed with Christine. She arrived at just the right time as we were having a minor meltdown finalising things before our guests arrived and she swung into action immediately - anticipating what needed to be done and taking initiative. She was so professional but had such a pleasant way and just fitted seamlessly into our function; she was tidy and efficient, pleasant and co-operative - nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Christine - I hope you will be able to share more family functions with us . . . Janet :)"

Wait staff/bartender

$100

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$260

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Spirits, beer, and wine are essential for specific celebrations. It takes the ambience and mood of any place to another level. But sometimes, you might want to decide what you are serving to your party or restaurant guests. A bartending service made especially for your needs gives a unique touch to help create unforgettable memories.

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Top Bartending related questions

Yes, bartenders can service non-alcoholic beverages. These are known as “mocktails”. They are flavoured like popular alcoholic beverages minus the alcohol. You can go through the menu with your Tasker. You can set a drinks menu for the evening or simply brief them on popular drinks customers look for at the bar. 

For restaurants, leftover liquor is properly stored by employees and bartenders. There is no need to worry about what happens to it. For events, most liquor is shouldered by you. So, it is your decision on what will happen to leftovers. You can choose to store the liquor back at home or give them away to guests. Just be sure to give them away responsibly!

It is always great to look for experience and skill in a bartender you hire. They need to be able to prepare many alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages asked by customers. Bartenders should have good communication skills and can assess a customer’s needs and preferences to make recommendations. 

Be sure to hire a bartender with a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate. This shows that a bartender went through Technical and Further Education (TSA) in hospitality schools, private training institutes or online courses. It is also a plus if they completed certificates in hospitality. It is crucial to make sure bartenders for hire have this to avoid any complications upon hiring them. 

Yes, bartenders can service non-alcoholic beverages. These are known as “mocktails”. They are flavoured like popular alcoholic beverages minus the alcohol. You can go through the menu with your Tasker. You can set a drinks menu for the evening or simply brief them on popular drinks customers look for at the bar. 

It is always great to look for experience and skill in a bartender you hire. They need to be able to prepare many alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages asked by customers. Bartenders should have good communication skills and can assess a customer’s needs and preferences to make recommendations. 

For restaurants, leftover liquor is properly stored by employees and bartenders. There is no need to worry about what happens to it. For events, most liquor is shouldered by you. So, it is your decision on what will happen to leftovers. You can choose to store the liquor back at home or give them away to guests. Just be sure to give them away responsibly!

Be sure to hire a bartender with a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate. This shows that a bartender went through Technical and Further Education (TSA) in hospitality schools, private training institutes or online courses. It is also a plus if they completed certificates in hospitality. It is crucial to make sure bartenders for hire have this to avoid any complications upon hiring them. 

What do bartending services include?

From martinis to cosmopolitans, you can rely on bartenders to shake things up. Alcoholic drinks are always an excellent addition to the menu for any occasion. You can even have someone cater cocktails for a fancier affair. Here are some services you can get when hiring bar staff:  

Full-service bartending

Depending on the occasion, you can hire a full bartending service. They offer different packages depending on the size of your event. Complete services include the bartenders, barbacks, mixing, drinks, and serving equipment. Some services also have separate packages available if you want to provide the alcohol for your event. Some go to the lengths to plan a special menu of drinks for the occasion. Taskers will be in charge of setting up the bar, serving the drinks, and even cleaning up afterwards.

Planning the menu

You can add flair to any hospitality service with a customised menu. It is a good idea to hire someone who has attention to detail. Some cocktail bartenders for hire include menu planning to their services. This may consist of planning sessions and pre-event tasting. They can also customise menus based on speciality drinks, fresh and seasonal ingredients, and the theme of an event. 

Choosing a mobile bar

A mobile bartender brings the party to any venue with a bar on wheels. You can have it set up at any location, like hotel function rooms or your backyard. You have the option to customise its look depending on the theme. It is an efficient option because of the many elements present on the bar. The panel bars and folding shelves of a mobile bar make it easier to serve guests their favourite cocktails during private events. 

Mixing speciality cocktails and drinks

When hiring a cocktail bartender, you are usually after their skills and speciality drinks. You may need to provide the spirits, wine, and beer. You may also need to provide equipment for them although some choose to bring their own equipment. Professionals may speak with you in advance to advise you on what drinks to provide. It is essential to communicate what drinks you want to be served during your party or corporate event.

Recent Bartending tasks

Bartender needed for Hens party

$240

Rye VIC, Australia

25th Sep 2022

Looking for a bartender with RSA to make cocktails and mocktails for a Disney themed hens party in Feb. Will be needed at 10.30am to pre make cocktails for arrival of guests at 11.00am. Finish time 4.30pm $40 an hour. $240 for 6 hours. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 18 February 2023

Bartender for private party hire

$200

Croydon VIC 3136, Australia

24th Sep 2022

We will provide the alcohol, mixers and garnishes. We just need someone to manage the bar, mix cocktails for approx 4-5 hours. If glasses can be provided even better otherwise we will. Time approx 5pm start

Bartender

$300

Melbourne VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2022

Need a bartender for the night with rsa - Due date: Before Saturday, 24 September 2022

Bartender

$300

Londonderry NSW, Australia

9th Sep 2022

Need a Bartender for birthday celebration Job start 6pm to 10 pm Flat rate per person $300 ( can be more) Two person needed Location : Londonderry Food allowance - provided during event Travel allowance-$50 Date: 10/09/2022 - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 10 September 2022

thank you for your time..

Flair bartender

$300

Barangaroo NSW, Australia

2nd Sep 2022

Flair bartender to make and serve cocktails and entertain guests in doing so. Need to supply cocktail making equipment. Drinks and mixers will be supplied. Two hours: 5-7pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Rod is a pleasure to work with. It’s so refreshing to engage with someone who takes such obvious pride in his work and loves his job. Rod was our flair bartender for an important client and I found him to be incredibly professional, and from start to finish was accommodating of special requests. I can’t rate him more highly!

Bartender needed

$150

Brunswick East VIC, Australia

26th Aug 2022

Hi there We need a bartender for a first birthday party, to serve drinks to approx 80 guests. Must have RSA and experience. Just standard drinks, nothing crazy however the venue requires person serving to have RSA. Will be a pretty easy job! Location is in Brunswick East. 12:30pm-4:30pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 3 September 2022

Nicole was great… professional and pleasant to deal with. No hesitation doing anything additional and just owned the bar. Highly recommend! Thanks Nicole!

Bartender needed for 4 hours

$300

Quakers Hill NSW, Australia

22nd Aug 2022

We have a family party where 50 people will be served alcohol from 7 pm to 11 pm. We need 2 bartenders who are qualified and experienced in cocktails too. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 2 September, 2022

Arielle and her team was simply amazing. Couldn’t have asked more. Thank you for making our special evening beautiful

X1 BAR staff (must have valid RSA)

$205

Sydney NSW, Australia

25th Sep 2022

Looking for x1 BAR staff for Corporate Function from 7PM - 12AM Must have experience in a busy BAR environment, great knowledge of service delivery and be able to keep guest happy) 15 mins paid break and meal provided :) - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 15 October 2022

I need 2 bartenders

$20

Middleton Grange NSW, Australia

24th Sep 2022

Need two bartenders for party at home serve 3 customised cocktails and any spirits/mixers requested. $20/hour. Bar is pre set up with equipment also - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 15 October 2022

Bartender needed Saturday 24th

$200

Pennant Hills NSW, Australia

21st Sep 2022

Cocktail bartender needed, basic cocktails, RSA required. 50 guests, will have another bartender working with you to help. 6-11pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 24 September 2022

Thanks for your help Petrus. On time and efficient

Bar staff

$120

Westbourne Park SA, Australia

3rd Sep 2022

From 7pm to 11pm at the Maronite Church hall. Bar staff needed for a 50th birthday. Very easy job. One person only required. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 24 September 2022

He was amazing! Prompt, reliable, and professional. It was an absolute pleasure!

Cocktail bartender for 21st Party

$10

Sinnamon Park QLD, Australia

31st Aug 2022

I am in need of a qualified and experienced cocktail bartender for my 21st party on Saturday night. It would be from around 5.30-9pm. I will supply all of the alcohol and glasses but you wold need cocktail making equipment. I have a tighter budget as I was scammed and lost $150 as a deposit for another bartender. Thank you! :) - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 3 September 2022

Monique was amazing! She was on time, helpful and made all the cocktails I requested. I 100% recommend her for any task!

Bartender for Reception

$130

Brunswick West VIC 3055, Australia

24th Aug 2022

Need a bartender for a reception on the 11.09.2022 (Sept 11) from 6pm to 11pm. 60 Guests in the event. Handling of beer wine and spirits only. RSA LICENESE REQUIRED Need urgently.

He was amazing and very cheerful.

Bar staff for 21st

$200

Blackburn South VIC, Australia

25th Sep 2022

I require 2 bar staff to attend bar for 21st between hours of 7pm to 11pm $200 per person ($40 per hour) you will paid cash on night - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 8 October 2022

Bartender/waitress with RSA

$100

Ilkley QLD, Australia

25th Sep 2022

Looking for someone to set up a drinks table and pour champagne and serve beer for 3 hours. Requires placing beer in ice buckets on table, and having champagne pre poured for guests to take from table. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 13 November 2022

Bartender for 26th birthday

$200

Elsternwick VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2022

I need someone to make cocktails at my partners 26th birthday for 2 hours for 20 people - chill vibes. Alcohol and ingredients we will provide - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 1 October 2022

Waiter / bartender for event tomorrow in Artarmon

$36

Artarmon NSW 2064, Australia

20th Sep 2022

Hi Our catering company is looking for a waiter to help at an event tomorrow in Artarmon, it's a corporate job. 3.00pm - 8.00pm Either serving drinks or walking canapes around. Experience required All black attire $36ph Paid for full hours

Maria was great, highly recommend her. Nice to work with, easy going and hard working.

Bartender Needed (3 hrs)

$150

Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

3rd Sep 2022

Date: Saturday 10th September Time: 1.00pm-4.00pm Location: Melbourne CBD Hosting a 28th birthday gathering (est 15 people) in a private function room in the CBD. Looking for a bartender to mainly serve a selection of cocktails (let me know if you have any specialities). I can supply the ingredients and there will be heaps of space for you to do your thing. Glass is restricted, so drinks will need to be served in plastic cups/cocktail glasses supplied. Price negotiable - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 10 September 2022

Thank you Sunita for a great time! Kept the drinks flowing

Bar staff and beverage waiters for a wedding

$245

Bentleigh VIC, Australia

31st Aug 2022

We are after 5 x bar staff legends to work an amazing event at our venue in East Bentleigh! Start time is 5.00pm for a 7.5 hour shift *Please note five separate tasks will be posted for the same shift. Pay rate is $35 per hour. Must have experience working in hospitality and current RSA.

Nad was fantastic. Arrived ready to work and did a great job on what was a very busy shift!

Bar staff

$200

Armstrong Creek VIC, Australia

22nd Aug 2022

Needing someone to look after the bar at a birthday party being hosted at a home. It will not be a sit down dinner so everyone will come to the bar for drinks, basic drinks (beer, wine, a couple of cocktails pre chosen). There will be a designated bar space but need someone who can be in charge of that. In down moments doing a sweep of glasses and taking to kitchen for washing. Hours would be approx 5.30pm - 10.30pm. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 3 September 2022

Sylvia was fantastic! Sylvia held the bar a birthday party I hosted in in a home, she arrived on time, brought the necessary cocktail equipment, did some tidying up around the area and engaged well with everyone at the event. Would definitely recommend, thanks Sylvia!