Our Bartending Reviews

San Francisco

Palo Alto


Alexander B.

SoMa, San Francisco, CA


It was a pleasure working together with Carlos and his team. Bartender Anne Marie was extremely friendly and hardworking with no need for directions, a
true professional. If you want to worry about nothing during your event, choose The Bartender Company. Our 65 person corporate event was a big success.

Angelica R.

Oakland, CA


I found The Bartender Company while trying to plan something special for my son’s surprise 30th birthday party. We had thought we might organize a happy hour at a local restaurant, then decided it would probably be more relaxing and fun to do something along the same lines at home. There were 15 of us, and being in a less confined area would allow people room to mingle. When I called, I spoke with Carlos, who was extremely responsive and easy to work with – and mentioned that we were hoping  to have a bartender who could create a relaxed and welcoming vibe immediately, and that’s exactly what we got. Our bartender, Anne Marie, arrived 90 minutes before the party to set up the  bar, prepare the fresh squeezed juices, etc. – she was efficient and extremely well organized. She was also warm, professional, and engaging with the guests – they all thought she was awesome. She had a great bar set-up, with 3 special selected cocktails, as well as an assortment of wines and beer. The guests had great fun interacting with her, learning about the drinks, and making their selections. We had a caterer bring in some small bites, and everyone enjoyed themselves. We were happy we had this company provide their own barware (for an additional fee), as each of the  drinks were served in the appropriate type of glass. Anne Marie cleaned up the entire bar area so well, that we would have never known she’d been serving out dozens (and dozens) of drinks, had we not seen it. Pricey, but probably the best party I’ve ever thrown-I highly recommend this company.

Jennifer M.

Palo Alto, CA


I reviewed The Bartender Company the first time I used their services in 2016 for a 150+ person event. We just used their services again for a 40 person family event and my review is the same: if I could give Carlos and the Bartender Company 10 stars I would! They are fantastic. Carlos and his team are the epitome of customer service. (And with professional event planning experience I have high expectations.) Carlos is professional, very fast response time, easy to work with, patient with questions, and helpful with suggestions. His team member Gina who worked our event was fabulous with impeccable service. The bar set up was meticulous, colorful and fun. Having the bar made the party more festive. And most important, because of The Bartender Company, I was able to have more fun and be a better hostess at my own party. All our guests were impressed with Gina and the Bar! The cocktails were awesome! I would 100 percent recommend The Bartender Company for any event. Even if you were thinking you don’t need a bartender and can do it yourself, I promise you will be happy you hired them. I look forward to using their services again soon.

Mariam K.

San Francisco, CA


I reached out for help with a surprise party and I’m so glad that I did! Carlos responded quickly and was communicative and helpful. Bobby ran the show on the day off and was also great. Great drinks, professional setup, friendly, and overall an absolute pleasure to work with. Would definitely work with them again!

Trey S.

Campbell, CA


Just want to give a huge shoutout to Carlos and his team at The Bartender Truck. I hired his service to help my friend celebrate the life of her husband who left this world way too soon! Carlos’ team and the service they provided was stellar we couldn’t be happier! The bartenders were kind and patient with the 100+ guests, the service was everything we could have hoped for, that was until we got to the and drinks. They were perfect! Nonalcoholic beverages were also provided, including sodas and water for those who don’t drink liquor or are underage. Just want to send me my sincerest thanks to the entire Bartender Truck team! Carlos, you were such a joy to work with throughout the planning process and I appreciate you for all your assistance!

If you are hosting an event, I highly recommend you reaching out to them. bartendertruck.com

Yvette Y.

San Mateo, CA


Was planning a celebration of life for 50 people at a private home in Palo Alto in April 2020 with Carlos when we had to cancel due to Covid. Over a year later, I reached back out to Carlos and he was able to pick up right where we left off. Super responsive and accommodating.

The event itself went wonderfully. Luna was a fantastic bartender as well as a lovely person. The drinks were fabulous and everyone thought she was great. Thanks so much, Carlos and Luna, for helping to make our event special!

Dina S.

Redwood City, CA


My husband’s surprise 40th birthday party was a huge success due to the Bartender Company! I was so busy with work, worried about how to have a safe, socially distanced outdoor pandemic party.  I randomly came across them through a google search, and they made everything so easy.  Carlos was incredibly responsive, provided great recommendations as I had no idea what I was doing, and made it super easy to coordinate while I multi-tasked during meetings.  Luna was our bartender.  She was so sweet and fun!  Our guests loved her and her drinks!  She came early, set up everything beautifully, and left us happy as can be.

Abigail P.

San Francisco, CA


Bobby was amazing – incredible drinks, beautiful bar set up, total professional! I would book him again in a heartbeat.

Sean H.

Pasadena, CA


We did a virtual cocktail-making event with Bartender Company for a corporate team-building event with about 25 people, and would highly recommend it. The supplies they sent were top-notch, and Andy and Gigi on their team gave excellent instruction in making the two drinks we selected. Not only did we get two great drinks out of the deal, but we learned bartending skills that I’m looking forward to applying. Very professional and classy — the folks on my team had a great time.


Ferris W.

San Francisco, CA


Carlos was an absolute pleasure to work with when planning out a private gathering with short notice. Everything from the set up, to the event itself and the clean up were done professionally and efficiently.

The guests really enjoyed his service and I received constant praises regarding the quality and selection of the drinks made. The best part about this service is that the Bartender Company joins the party as opposed to simply being a function of it.

I’d definitely recommend them to anyone hosting an event small or large.

Laura N.

Menlo Park, CA


I hired The Bartender Company for an outdoor, socially-distanced, pandemic-friendly 40th birthday party.  We had a great experience!  Carlos was helpful through all the preliminary setup, and Luna was an excellent bartender the night of the event.  I would hire them again for sure.

Homa S.



GIGI!!!! Can I give more than 5 stars!?!?! Gigi was an absolute delight, she came right on time, set up, was professional and very friendly. She had a great attitude – we were obviously set up outside due to covid restrictions and it was cold, but she was just a champ! More importantly, her cocktails were delicious and really shined with our guests. She even offered super yummy “virgin” mixes for me (being 7 months pregnant, it was refreshing to enjoy a mocktail after such a long time)!

Overall, the drinks, the setup, her professionalism all shined! And to be honest, I can’t imagine another party without Gigi!

Ashby H.

San Ramon, CA


I needed a last-minute VIRTUAL holiday event and could not be happier with The Bartender Company!!
Not only did they ship all of the supplies to my attendees (which is an incredible, white glove service), they were super responsive and let me know when all the packages had arrived.
During the event, our event hosts (Carlos & Andy) were so much fun and did a great job walking everyone through how to make 2 delicious cocktails in a way that felt totally natural over Zoom.

I can’t recommend this enough! Will definitely use them again 😀

devin d.

San Jose, CA


Hired them for a surprise party and I had the pleasure of working with Luna. She was amazing and really went above and beyond to serve my guests. Only con (nothing to do with Luna) that is was explained to me that gratuity was included when in fact it wasn’t . I’m an event planner and have used numerous amount of other bartending companies but have never used this one so i wanted to give them a try to see how they compare. It was really expensive compared to other companies so not sure I would use them again for that reason BUT Luna was amazing .

Stephanie A.

Oakland, CA


I am extremely pleased with the service I received from the Bartender Company. First of all I want to compliment how their website is structured and how easy it was to request a quote. Carlos always responded quickly and was flexible with my accommodations plus the fact that I was able to book them one week before the event!!! The day of the event we were lucky to have Gigi as our bartender who arrived on time for set up. I made a mistake on my event timing causing my guest waiting around for the bar to open and Gigi so kindly started serving 15 mins earlier than the scheduled time. She also wore her mask the entire time and adhered to COVID safety measures. I’m so so so so pleased about how everything turned and their customer service is exceptional. I can’t wait to recommend them to other’s events big or small!! (We only had 25 people). Thank you so much for everything! I’m so grateful!

Penny T.

Millbrae, CA


Virtual Events is the future folks. Or at least for the next few months? And no one runs a virtual event like The Bartender Company. Carlos and his team hosted a team building mixology class for us and these guys have perfected the Mixology Class virtual experience. Their cocktail kits have everything and anything one would need to make a cocktail from the comforts of your own home. The white glove service Carlos and his team provides is out of this world. I’m excited and look forward to working with them more in the future! Seriously, no need to look any further, call Carlos at The Bartender Company NOW.

Janet M.

Pasadena, CA


What an experience!  We booked and planned the event from So Cal and all turned out great.  Andy was our bartender extraordinaire; he came early (better than on time!), prepared and was set up and ready to serve in an hour.  We have a small space to work with and his set up looked awesome.

Here’s the kicker — the custom drinks Andy created for us tasted amazing — refreshing and perfect pour ratio.  

Call them for your next event — because if they’re in So Cal, they’d be my resident vendor for our company.

Abby G.

Chico, CA


I used the bartender company for a corporate happy hour and have nothing but good things to say! Carlos, who was our point of contact, was super responsive and easy to work with. Our bartender Bobby was super professional, attentive and made some amazing drinks!

We held the party on a roof deck which was a new space for us, in which we weren’t familiar. The loading dock was tricky and required a lot of skill to move equipment in and out but our bartender Bobby handled it like a pro without a complaint. Thanks again for making our night awesome!!

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