Seattle Bartending Co. Bartenders

We have an accomplished & experienced team, industry leading equipment,
and renowned services to ensure your event is great success!

Bartender service | $45 per hour, per bartender

includes…

  • Professional, Licensed Bartender for beer, wine, and/or mixed drinks service with all necessary WA State permits

  • Insured service with General Liability and Liquor Liability

    • Additionally-insured certificate available with advance request, must be requested at least 10-days prior to event date to allow for turn-around time from broker

  • Standard Barware (drink-making) Equipment:

    • wine keys, bottle openers, shakers, muddlers, strainers, jiggers, bar spoons, pour spouts, cutting board, paring knife, garnish peelers, cocktail glass rimmer with suger & salt, bar mats, bar towels, beverage napkins, and garnish picks

STAFFING REQUIREMENTS

  • We require 1 Bartender be staffed per every 75 guests in attendance

  • We have a 4-hour Event Booking Minimum, including the required 1-hour setup time. Event does not need to take place for 3 hours, however bartender service will not be charged on less than the 3-hour service time and the 1-hour setup.

  • Standard events hold a maximum of 5 hours of alcohol service time, depending on event timeline for meal service (ie. Weddings, Corporate Dinners, Birthday Celebrations, etc). Should the event have a longer than 5-hour duration an additional bartender will be required in order to comply with State of WA employee break requirements.


GRATUITY

TIP JAR DISPLAYED | A tip jar will be tastefully displayed at the bar for gratuity throughout the event. Should the Host request that a tip jar not be displayed for the event, Hosted Gratuity will apply - request must be made in advance of final payment.
Tip Jar display required for Cash Bar events.

HOSTED GRATUITY | If a tip jar is not to be displayed Hosted Gratuity will be applied to the service total based on $1 per guest of 21+ years, with a minimum of $50 per bartender. Request for tip jar to not be displayed must be made in advance of final payment.


BANQUET PERMIT REQUIREMENT

For the State of WA, an event with alcohol service at a business / commercial location requires purchase of a Banquet Permit through the WA Liquor Control Board: https://lcb.wa.gov/licensing/banquet-permits. The permit must be printed, signed, and displayed at the bar during your event and is purchased by the Host - cannot be purchased by SBCo. For questions, please contact the WA State Liquor Control Board directly.