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Professional Event Bartenders for Hire

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Here are some common questions we have received, if you don’t find the answer you are looking for please email your question in the contact page and we will get back to you.

 

Why Should I use Bartenders Pimp.com?

Why wouldn’t you! You are on this website because you want to find an enthusiastic well qualified bartender for your special event or permanent employment. Our bar professionals have joined our network because they are looking for work or want to work special events. We have gone to great lengths to give you the tools you need to find the right person for the job, so why not give it a try, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

 

My request has received no response.

Response time can take as long as two to three business days. If your bid has exceeded the maximum response time (three business days) it is possible that you haven’t given enough information for us to give you a quote or you have given the incorrect email address.

 

I thought the quote would be cheaper.

The “average” Federal Minimum Wage is $6.55 per hour and in some states the minimum wage is higher. The reality is that you are unlikely to book any bartender for minimum wage or under even if you allow the bartender to accept tips and catering events usually pay more for regular bartenders. Our bar professionals are masters of their craft and have years of experience in their chosen field. As a result these professionals do tend to charge a higher hourly rate than regular bartenders.  

 

Do I have to commit to a quote?

No, you are in complete control on who you book. You are only committed once you have a contract signed.

 

I don’t know what kind of a bartender to look for?

If you are unsure what kind of bartender you need for your event it is important to know exactly what a specific bartender can do. Each bartender is assigned a title such as bartender, Mixologist etc. Once you have determined what suits your needs you can select the type of bartender you are looking for in our system.

 

What is a Bartender?

Bartenders Pimp classifies a bartender as someone who serves beverages behind a bar as a full or part time job. This usually includes alcoholic beverages of some kind, such as beer (both draft and bottled), wine, and/or cocktails, as well as soft drinks or other non-alcoholic beverages. He/She "tends the bar" and has a wide range of classic and creative cocktail knowledge.

 

What is a Mixologist?

Bartenders Pimp classifies a mixologist is a bartender who specializes in the creation of new drink combinations. Although they have many of the same duties as a regular bartender, a mixologist is highly knowledgeable about the composition of alcoholic drinks and will also have advanced bartending skills. These cocktail virtuosos have become common in the 21st century. If you are looking for something more than just a bartender then a mixologist is for you.

 

What is Mixology?

Mixology is the science of creating cocktails. Although standard, simple mixed drinks had been around for decades, true mixology can be traced back to the end of World War II, particularly in America. The rise of tiki bar culture and flood of available liquor following the end of American Prohibition led to an ever-increasing roster of mixed drinks. Fierce fights ensued over credit for certain drinks, such as the Mai Tai battle between competing tiki bars Trader Vic’s and Don the Beachcomber.

 

What is a Flair Bartender (AKA Flairtender)?

Flair Bartending is the skilled practice of entertaining guests, clientele, or audience with the throwing/juggling of bar tools (eg; shaker tins, glassware, garnishes) and liquor bottles in tricky, dazzling ways. Despite common misconception these tricks can be performed behind any bar, using anything that isn’t bolted down and using any liquor bottle, no matter how full it is. It has become a sought after talent among venue owners and marketers. Although most flair bartenders are well versed in mixology, not all flair bartenders are mixologists.

 

What is a Cicerone?

A Cicerone is a certified expert in all aspects of the beer category. Qualified individuals are required to pass two levels of exams administered by the Cicerone Certification Program, has achieved the all-important title as a result. The Cicerone exam evaluates five different aspects of professional beer knowledge and service: serving beer, beer styles, beer flavor and evaluation, brewing process and ingredients, and beer and food pairing. No surprise, the test lasts a whopping four hours and isn’t easy to pass the first time around.