Frequently Asked Questions

Ok, you got questions, we got answers. If you don’t find your question answered here, please do not hesitate to call our Event Specialist below at 323-342-9877 or email us We would like to thank you in advance for considering Celebrity Bartender for your upcoming event.

What area does Celebrity Bartender cover?

All of Southern California including LA County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and Inland Empire. Cities of service include but are not limited too Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Big Bear, Bradbury, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Carson, Claremont, Cerritos, Chatsworth, Chino, Chino Hills, City of Commerce, City of Industry, City of Torrance, Corona, Costa Mesa, Cudahy, Culver City, Covina, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, El Segundo, Encino, Estates, Flintridge, Fullerton, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Granada, Granada Hills, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Highlands, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Huntington Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Irvine, Irwindale, La Canada, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Laguna Beach, Lakewood, Lake Elsinore, Lancaster, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Maywood, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Montebello, Murrieta, North Hollywood, Northridge, Norwalk, Ontario, Pacific Palisades, Palm Desert, Palmdale, Palos Verdes, Paramount, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Redondo Beach, Riverside, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead, San Bernardino, San Clemente, San Diego, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Sierra Madre, Springs, Signal Hills, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland, Temecula, Temple, Thousand Oaks, Topanga, Torrance, Tujunga, Walnut, West Covina, West Lake Village, West Hollywood, Whittier, Willow Brook, Woodland Hills, Van Nuys, Venice, Vernon.

What does my bartender wear to my event?

We have several options for you to chose from. We accommodate Black Tie Affairs with our formal attire which is black slacks, white tuxedo shirts and bowties. We have formal black-on-black attire, which is black slacks, paired with black tuxedo shirts with an optional cardinal colored long neckties. We have upscale causal attire which is black slacks and a nice shirt. We also accommodate most themed events and can come in Hawaiian, Halloween, 80’s, football parties with team jerseys and NASCAR themed attire too. Call with any questions 323-942-9877.

What do the bartenders bring with them to my event?

We come prepared. We bring several large ice buckets, separate wine buckets, ice scoops, liquor pours, cutting boards and paring knives, bottle openers,  can openers,  wine bottle openers, several cocktail shakers, pitchers, bar spoons, bar towels and other miscellaneous bar tools. And should you not have bar space available, we can bring a 5' long table and black linen table cloth at no additional charge.

Are Celebrity Bartender’s, licensed bartenders?

There is no such thing as a licensed bartender in California. However, San Bernardino County requires that bartenders be tested on food handling safety procedures and then be permitted or licensed as a Certified Food Service Worker, which we are. Establishments that sell alcohol to paying patrons are licensed by the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control. Since we are not in the business of reselling alcoholic beverages, we are not required to hold a ABC Liquor License. We provide a service to clients whom provide their own  alcohol  and are planning an hosting an open bar (free drinks) to their guests. Should you wish to be compensated for the drinks by your guests, please search for a catered bartending company that has a liquor license, who can provide this service for you. Rest assured, our bartenders are highly trained and professional individuals who have extensive experience behind the bar. All of our bartenders have been recruited because of their high level of professionalism that they bring to this industry and the performance in which they deliver it. Have no doubt that you are getting a professionally trained bartender from Celebrity Bartender. All of our bartenders are trained to identify guests who may need to be politely cut off from having anymore alcohol beverage service. We will also communicate with the host about any guests we feel should not have anymore to drink. We take your safety very seriously as well as the safety of others.

What about liability insurance for my event?

Your private event is not covered by another company’s general liability insurance policy regarding any alcohol related injury. A company's general liability insurance policy only covers non-alcohol related activity, such as if the bartender damages your personal property.  So if you are doing some price comparisons, just know that a company's general liability insurance policy, does not cover your private party or your guests regarding any alcohol related injury. If you want to cover your event regarding any alcohol related injury, accident or incident, you would need to inquire about a Liquor Liability Insurance Policy, which covers losses relating to alcohol related activities, which will greatly increase your cost of service. At this time, we do not offer a Liquor Liability Insurance Policy to bind your private party, simply because it is cost prohibited to do so and would make our services unaffordable. If you are having a party in your own home, your homeowner’s insurance policy should cover your guests while inside your house and on your property. Contact your insurance agent for further information about your coverage. If your event is going to be held at a private facility which you are renting, please inquire about their insurance coverage as well. Having been in business for over ten years, we have given exceptional service for hundreds of events, having served thousands of guests, without one incident.

How many bartenders will I need for my event?

One bartender can easily handle 100 guests but if you’re having a wedding with 250 guests, you will need two bartenders or at least one bartender and a bar-back, to ensure good service for your guests. One thing is for sure, we will not try and up sell you services that you do not need. One bartender can handle 100 people and will save you money.  But if you want to look like you spent a fortune and spared no expense for your quests, we can help by offering discounts on additional staff. We are here to help you plan and pull off the perfect party, every time.

What kind of mixed drinks should I offer my guests and will Celebrity Bartender provide the alcohol for my event?

We have an extensive Drink Menu and can offer your guests just about anything they can come up with. Upon booking, you will be supplied several sample cocktail menus to review. We have our Top Ten Menu of the cocktails that can be made with the same base alcohol, juices and mixers to work within any budget. Then we have the Standard 15 and 20 cocktails that can be made with just adding another bottle of liquor or two, to our Top Ten Menu. We also have a sophisticated Martini Menu, the always fun Tropical Menu, a Halloween Menu, a delicious Shot Menu, a Specialty Cocktail Menu,  and we can always create a customized cocktail menu especially for you.  We come prepared with copies of your final menu ready to be placed on your bar, so your guests can easily order their preferred cocktails. We also help you with providing you a detailed and itemized shopping list for all of the supplies you will need to have on hand for your expected number of guests. Items such as the alcohol, mixers, juices, cups, cocktail napkins, toothpicks, garnishes, etc., but we are not in the liquor resale business. Which means you need to supply the booze. However, we can assist you in finding a local beverage distributor, who will deliver your supplies to the location of your event. We can serve and mix your cocktails but we cannot sell them, meaning we will not work a cash bar where you are trying to collect payment for the drinks that you are serving at your event. So, if you are having a party where you are planning to host an open bar, free drinks to your guests, we are your perfect choice. If not, you will need to look for a Bartending Service Company with a Liquor License that will bartend a cash bar for you, as we will not. Our niche is Open Bar Service only, meaning no charge to your guests for drinks. Our motto is "An Open Bar Makes You The Star." Should you not have a bar, we can bring a 5' long  table and a black linen table cloth at no additional charge. Or, we can refer you to a rental company should you wish to rent a bar.  Essentially, any table covered with a white or black tablecloth, can act as a bar and save you money. Indoors, any flat surface in your home works too and a little bit of creativity goes a long way.

What is a good tip for my bartender?

A good bartender deserves a good tip. A good tip usually depends on the number of invited guests and is collected over the course of the event through the use of the bartender’s crystal tip jar. Our bartenders always ask your permission prior to placing a tip jar on your bar. If you prefer that there be no tip jar at your private party, just tell your bartender that you will tip them for their service at the end of the event. The amount of the tip is at your discretion. If a tip jar is allowed, that is usually a sufficient tip for your bartender and you should feel relieved of further tipping. Unless you know that your guests didn’t tip very well, which is unusual, or in the event you are having a small intimate gathering. With a tip jar present, a good night's tips average $100.00. When there is no tip jar present, guests still try to tip us for good service and often ask us where the tip jar is, because we provide such exceptional service. We try to remember what your quests were drinking, we commit their drink preferences to memory and have their beer cold, the wine ready and anticipate your quests every need, including taking the rubbish from their hands as they walk by. We are so good in fact, most of our work comes from your guests. Your guests are so impressed by our level of service that they will request our business cards at your bar. Then, the next time that they’re throwing a party, they're hiring the bartender that you had. You'll end up on their guest list and we all end up good friends and it is our distinct pleasure to continue to celebrate with you year after year.

Our Pricing

Normal pricing: We require a five hour minimum flat fee which is $130.00. This is because we have found that most events run four to five hours in duration and this gives our staff amble time to set up the bar and clean up after the event is over. The hourly rate after the first five hours for the bartender will be billed at $30.00 per each additional hour that you request the bartender to stay. We have bar-backs available for a five hour minimum shift for $120.00 for one bar-back, to assist the bartender, should your guest list be substantial. The hourly rate after the first five hours for the bar-back will be billed at $25.00 per each additional hour that you request the bar-back to stay. We have servers and wait staff available for a five hour minimum for $100.00 for the first five hours. The hourly rate after the first five hours for wait staff and servers will be billed at $20.00 per each additional hour that you request the wait staff/server to stay. Reservation should be made as early as possible to ensure availability of staff. We run a discount special of 15% off of our regular pricing if your party falls on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for bartenders only. Wait Staff discounts are not available. The weekday discount reduces the bartender's rate to only $110.00 for a 5 hour shift, gratuity not included. All prices are subject to change and are subject on the availability of our staff. Thank you in advance for considering Celebrity Bartender.

Paying Celebrity Bartender

We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit Card  or Cash.

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What Else Can Celebrity Bartender Do For Me?

We can consult and advise you on every aspect of your event, as we have complied the best venues, including incredible private estates and event locations, caters, florists, photographers, DJ’s, executive chefs, beverage wholesale suppliers, equipment rental companies, live bands, valet services, photo booth rentals, casino tables and dealers for annual corporate fundraisers and Casino Royal themed events. And we also have talent for children’s parties, knowing the best Disney characters, Santas, kiddie train providers, petting zoos, balloon animal makers and magicians that SoCal has to offer. And we offer our extensive knowledge as consultants or turnkey event planners, to help make sure your events are the best they can here possibly be. Our consulting service is highly popular because it is affordable. It is billed by the hour, instead of tacking on a huge percentage to bring these services together. Instead, we work together to discuss your dream event and based on that conversation, we  know exactly who to get you in touch with and you can rest assured, that there could not be better choices at better prices. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to call for a free consultation. Please see our consulting service and event planning page for mote details.