BARTENDING AND BAR SET-UP INFORMATION
Affairs Catering is able to provide full bartending services for your occasion. The following information may be utilized for a pricing guideline. It is important to remember, that you as host, may provide your own bar beverages, bartenders, and bar set-up if you wish. If your event is taking place at a site, which has its own bar and bar policy already in place, then you will need' to check on their requirements.
Liquor Liability Requirement
If you contract for Affairs Catering to provide bartenders at your event, then it is required to have liquor liability insurance coverage for the dispensers of alcohol. This coverage must be in the form of an insurance policy stating location of event, name of host, and the name of Affairs Catering as bar personnel. This liability coverage, provides protection for the providers and dispensers (bartenders) of alcoholic beverages, as as well as the host responsible for giving the function, in the case of an unforeseen accident. Pricing for this insurance is $1.25 per person, based upon final guest count provided by host.
Bartending and Bar Set-Up Information
Bartender's hourly rate is $20.00 per hour for each bartender utilized. Hourly rate is based upon the length of time of the event, when guests are being served, in addition to an hour for set-up and thirty minutes for breaking down.
Bar Beverage and Supplies Pricing
In the attempt to simplify, what can become a more complex issue, due to the variety of bar beverages made, the following pricing index is provided. Keep in mind, you may provide any portion of your bar needs, including the bar beverages offered.
Liquor, Mixers, and Soda
Alcohol: Absolute, Beefeater, Bacardi, V.0., Dewars, Kahlua, Jose Quervo, Triple Sec, Dry Vermouth and Sweet Vermouth
Wine: Woodbridge, Chardonnay, White Zinfandel, and Merlot
Beer: Bud, Bud Lite, Sam Adams, Becks, & O'Douls
Mixers: Grapefruit Juice, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice, Tomato Juice, Sweet & Sour Mix, Milk, Soda Water, & Tonic Water
Canned Soda: Coke, Diet Coke, 7-Up, and Gingerale
Bar Supplies: Grenadine, Lime Juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire, Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Cherries, Olives, Onions, Toothpicks, Cocktail Napkins, Straws, Stir Sticks, Can Opener, Wine Opener, and Ice with Containers (for chilling)
Pricing For Full Bar (as described): including liability insurance [Bartender(s) rate will be in addition as described.] With Glassware (wine, rocks, highball, beer and soda goblet)
$16.00 per person
$14.00 With Plastic Cups per person
Pricing For Beer, Wine, Soda and Juice Bar: (as described) including liability insurance
[Bartender(s) rate will be in -addition as described.]
With Glassware (wine glass, beer, and soda goblet)
$14.00 per person
$12.00 per person with Plastic Cups
$1.75 per glass (including toast glass)
$12.00 per bottle
(pricing for other champagnes may be discussed)
Additional Glassware For Tablesettings:
(not included in glassware for bar set-up)
Wine Glasses - .50 cents per person
Toast Glass (traditional) - .35 cents per person
Fluted Champagne Glass - .50 cents per per person
Pricing - (If Host Is Supplying Own Beverages):
For liquor liability coverage, glassware, bar hardware and set-up, ice containers for chilling, straws, cocktail napkins, bar fruit, and bar linens $7.00 per person.
Please Note: The same Bartender(s) rate applies, of $20.00 per hour per bartender, with (1) hour set-up and (1/2) breakdown.
Miscellaneous Bar Supplies Pricing: (these items are priced out separately, if you are supplying your own bar beverages or if you need to supplement your bar set-up)
Canned Soda: Coke, Diet Coke, 7-Up, & Gingerale
$18.00 per case chilled
Glassware: Wine, Rocks, Highball, Beer & Soda Goblet
$3.00 per person
Glassware: Wine, Beer, & Soda Goblet - $2.50 per person Plastic Cups & Tumblers: wine, beer, & soda - $1.00 per person
Please Note: If you are having your event at an event site, (inside or outside), it is important to check with that facility to inquires about their bar and beverage policy. Many sites have their own bar set-up and servers. Beverage requirements vary greatly from site to site. If you are planning to sell your bar beverages on a "cash bar" basis, find out if your event site will allow you to do so and how you may obtain a one day liquor license to be able to legally do so.
If you have any questions, Affairs Catering will gladly answer or find the answer for you.