How does your service work?
What is the “kit fee”? What does it include?
The kit fee refers to the total cost of supplies for serving your guests. This includes 16 oz. plastic cups, 9 oz. plastic cups, ice, straws, napkins, lemons, limes and assorted mixers. This charge is calculated by adding the total amount of guests served with the total amount of hours of bar service.
What assorted mixers do you provide?
We provide water, club soda, tonic, diet tonic, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, gingerale, cranberry juice, orange juice, lemons for garnish, limes for garnish, grenadine and Angostura bitters. If you are seeking additional options (like tea or a special kind of juice for example), this item can be added to your budget draft.
What happens to the beer, wine and liquor after the event?
The added benefit of using a private bartender over a caterer is that the beer, wine and liquor are YOURS. Product left over from the event can be stored, given away, or even returned for a refund if they are unopened and free of moisture or damage. (Wine and liquor only.)
Do you choose the brands that are used at the event or do we?
Your menu is customized entirely to your tastes and budget. We offer many brand suggestions to our clients but are happy to include any specialized items in your budget draft.
What equipment do you provide?
At this time, we provide bar tools, coolers, mats as well as ingredients and supplies covered in the Kit Fee. We do not provide cloths or bar coverings but can suggest vendors of such items to our clients. We do have a portable bar that can be added to your service package. See our Packages tab for more info.
Do you provide glassware?
We do not provide glassware at this time, but will be happy to suggest event vendors that can provide such items for our clients.
We have a particular cocktail that we’d love to include at the event. Does that cost extra?
Absolutely not. We are well-versed in many popular cocktails and will be happy to add them to your unique menu. If your preferred cocktail involves ingredients not covered in the kit fee, they will be added under the "Additional Ingredients" heading in your budget draft.
Do we need to provide a deposit in order to secure your services for the date?
After your budget draft is finallized and approved, you will receive an online invoice for the total cost of product. This payment is due no later than two weeks prior to the event and serves as your deposit.
What is included in the Custom Cocktail Package? What does it cost?
The Custom Cocktail Package is a special service that can be added on to any existing small or large event package. If a client expresses interest in this service, we include this as part of our initial consultation. This service can be added to an existing package for 80.00. Any additional liquor or special ingredient will be added to your budget draft. See all the details on the "Packages" page.
After the labor and product, what does it generally cost to use you at our event?
The grand total for each event differs with the unique preferences of our clients' tastes, but generally, a large event that includes beer, wine and multiple liquor options would cost no more than 2,600.00 dollars. A small event with 20 or so guests with the same drinking options costs no more than 400.00 dollars.
Is gratuity included?
Gratuity, while always appreciated is strictly optional. We strive to provide a truly exceptional experience for our clients but never want them to feel obligated to tip. For this reason, our bartenders never put out a tip jar at an event unless explicitly invited to by the host.
When is the soonest we can hire you before the date of an event?