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Service Overview

Looking to find bartenders? We provide bartenders for hire for your next event or meeting.

Our bartenders serve cocktails, mocktails, beer, wine,  and mixed drinks.

The following discusses our event bartender service benefits, additional services, and answers frequently asked questions.

Hire A Bartender Toronto and Ontario Benefits

Great Bartender Staffing Agency

Our rent a bartender company uses our experience to partner with you to help you carefully plan and execute your event bartender service.

We tailor our bartender services to your event vision and requirements including your theme, occasion, budget, event space, and food pairings.

Our staff are seasoned industry professionals that love what they do. This passion for the trade translates into high quality service and beverages for you and your guests.

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Great Quality Beverages

We have a diverse menu of beverage options to compliment your event including cocktails, mocktails, fresh pressed juices, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

Our mixologists for hire make cocktails using great quality ingredients.

You and your guests will see, smell, feel, and taste the difference.

Great Quality Equipment 

Great quality equipment is a prerequisite for a great quality bartender service.

We carry a wide selection of specialized beverage equipment to help you execute a professional bartending service.

The equipment we carry is field tested through our own bartender service ensuring high performance and quality.

From portable bars to beer or bar trailer rentals. We have you covered!

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Great Value

We save you time and money because we provide you everything you need to execute your mobile bartending service at competitive pricing and correct quantities including: staffing, beverage ingredients, disposables, equipment, and a liquor order (no price markups on liquor).

We are leaders in the value our bartender services create for your money spent, so we guarantee our customers get the best value for life.

Bartender For Hire Service Types

Beer And Wine Services

Our beer and wine services are perfect for those looking to have a wine and/or beer only reception.

We can help you select beer and wine options that meet your budget and pair well with your food served.

On special request we can serve draft beer for your event, and we can help you execute a beer or wine tasting flight.

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Cocktail and Mocktail Bartender

Our cocktail party catering features great quality ingredients such as fresh pressed lemon and lime juice, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, premium syrups, bitters, mixes, flowers, eggs, garnishes, large cube crystal clear ice, and freshly made soda water for you and your guests.

You have the option of upgrading to a full bartender service with all the popular mixes.

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Full Bartender Service

Our open bar catering package includes the staples: lemons, limes, cola, diet cola, lemon-lime soda, ginger ale, tonic water, orange juice, cranberry juice, large cube crystal clear ice, and our bartenders will make fresh soda water for you and your guests using our soda siphon.

You have the option of upgrading to include cocktails or mocktails.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Your Event Bartender Rates?

Our event bartender for hire quotes are tailored to your service requirements to ensure we include everything you want (and not add additional costs for things you do not want). 

 

To establish a baseline quote for your bartender service we will take into consideration:

 

  • Length of your service and guest count
  • Equipment required (e.g. portable bartender workstations, glassware, bartender equipment, draft beer systems, tables etc.)
  • Type of service (e.g. beer and wine, cocktail and mocktails, full bartender service)
  • If you want additional beverage services (e.g. coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices)
  • If you want additional staffing 
  • If you want help with brand promotion 
  • Travel distance to the venue

To request a quote get in touch with us to set up a call with one of our event planning consultants.

Can I Purchase My Own Liquor?

Absolutely. Purchasing your own liquor allows you to save money on your bartender service. Any product purchased can be returned for a full refund, or simply kept by you to enjoy for a future date.

 

For returns to the LCBO, customers may return any product that is in saleable condition (bottled sealed and label intact) to any LCBO store provided it is accompanied by the original receipt within thirty (30) days of purchase. When returning alcohol purchased at a store for a permit event, you must produce the permit and a copy of the sales receipt. 

 

For Beer Store returns cash refunds are only provided for Special Occasion Permit (SOP returns), provided the product is sealed and still in its case (if applicable).

How Much Should I Budget For Liquor?

It’s impossible to predict the exact proportions of distilled alcohol, wine, and beer your guests will consume at your event. The great news is that if you purchase your own liquor, you don’t have to worry about this when developing your event liquor budget because you can return any unused product in saleable condition for a full refund in Ontario. Since you can return unused liquor it becomes easy to establish a conservative liquor budget for your event based on the maximum guests will consume. 

 

You can assume each guest will consume one standard distilled alcohol drink (43 ml of 1.5oz) per hour per guest. Why base your budget on distilled alcohol you ask? Generally distilled alcohol is slightly more expensive than a standard drink of beer (341 ml or 12 oz) or wine (142 ml or 5oz) which makes your liquor budget conservative.

To help develop a preliminary liquor budget you can use our event alcohol calculator.

Which Types Of Liquor Do I Need And How Much Liquor Should I Order?

To help take the guesswork out of how much liquor to order of the various types (beer, wine, distilled alcohol), we will create a detailed liquor order estimate for your planned beverage menu.

 

To develop this liquor order we will take into consideration your theme, preferences, budget, and pairings with food.

 

We will provide you with recommended bottles to execute your beverage menu based on your requirements, and instructions on how to place your liquor order.

How Do I Secure A Liquor License For My Event?

We will provide guidance on the type of permit you require, and how to secure your liquor permit (if required).

 

A liquor permit is not required for a non-public event in a non-public place with no liquor sales.

 

A liquor permit is required anytime alcohol is offered for sale, or served anywhere other than in a licensed establishment or a non-public place. 

 

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) defines a non-public place and a non-public event as:

 

  • A non-public event is where only invited guests will attend. These events cannot be advertised and there can be no intent to gain or profit from the sale of alcohol at the event.
  • A non-public place is an indoor area not usually accessible to the public, and not accessible to the public during the event (e.g. a residence, boardroom or office). 

 

For more information on liquor permits or to apply for one visit: 

Are You Fully Insured?

To help protect you and your guests we are fully insured with a $5 million commercial general liability policy including liquor liability coverage.

Are Your Bartenders Smart Serve Certified?

Looking to hire a licensed bartender? We only have smart serve bartenders for hire to ensure your guests enjoy responsibly.

Do You Provide An Event Bartender For Hire Near Me?

We provide mobile bar services in Toronto and the following cities in Ontario: Ajax, Aurora, Barrie, Brampton, Brant, Brantford, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Fort Erie, Grimsby, Guelph, Halton Hills, Hamilton, Ingersoll, King City, Kitchener, Lincoln, London, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Oakville, Oshawa, Pelham, Pickering, Port Colborne, Richmond Hill, Schomberg, St. Catharines, Stratford, Thorold, Toronto (Downtown Core, East End, East York, Etobicoke, GTA, North York, North End, Old Toronto, Scarborough, West End, York), Vaughan, Waterloo, Stratford, Welland, Whitby, Woodbridge, and Woodstock.

Do You Service Corporate and Charitable Events?

We provide bartenders for hire for corporate events and charitable events in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario. 

 

Corporate Events: Seminars, Conferences, Office or Board Meetings, Trade Shows, Workshops, Staff Events, Team Building, Business Dinners, Golf Events, Press Conferences, Networking Events, Product Launches, VIP Events, Shareholder Meetings, Award Ceremonies, and Customer or Staff Loyalty.

 

Charitable Events: Galas and Fundraisers.

Do You Service Personal and Special Events?

Yes we do! We provide private party bartenders in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario.

 

We provide bartender services for the following types of events: reunions, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Theme Events, and Family Events.

Do you Provide Wedding Bartender Services?

We provide bartering services for weddings in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario. 

 

We provide wedding bartender services for the following types of events: Weddings, Engagements, Bachelorettes, Bachelor, and Stag and Does.

 

Get in touch today if you are looking for a licensed bartender for wedding. 

How Many Bartenders Are Needed For An Event?

The number of bartender staff we recommend for your event depends on the length and type of bartender service. 

 

Beer and Wine Only Service : Hire a bartender for every 75 guests.

 

Full Bar or Cocktails Service : Hire a bartender for every 50 guests.

 

The bartender staffing requirements above assume all guests to be served are at present at the event at the same time. If guests will not be present at the same time throughout the event simply get in touch with us today and we will help you calculate the bartender staffing requirements for your event.

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