Frequently Asked Questions

What areas do you serve?

We do most of our work in the greater Toledo area (Toledo, Maumee, Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Sylvania, Holland, Rossford, Whitehouse, etc.) but do serve the entire Northwest Ohio area. We also do not limit ourselves to how far we will travel though.

Can you provide the alcohol?

Due to State of Ohio Liquor Laws, our clients are always required to provide the alcohol for the event. We can and do, though, work closely with the event host to determine the amount of alcohol required. We can pick up all supplies from the agency and deliver it to the venue.

What is the bartender’s attire?

Standard attire is black shoes, black pants, black shirt. However, we can dress how the host would like us to. It is also not uncommon to dress according to party themes (Halloween, Hawaiian, etc.).

How do I book an event?

Simple. Just call us at 567.343.2665 or send an email to info@premierpour.com to discuss details. You can also fill out a quote request form here and you will be contacted shortly regarding your request. A deposit and signed contract will be required before your event date is officially booked.

How far in advance do you recommend booking an event?

It is recommended that you book an event as far in advance as possible to ensure we are available for your event. At least one week prior is preferred but not absolutely necessary.

How much do you charge for events?

Since each event is unique, rates will vary from event to event. We have very competitive prices and will work with the event host to stay within the budget. Feel free to contact us to get a quote!

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, or MasterCard, Visa, and Discover payments.

Is gratuity included in your rates?

Gratuity is not included in the cost of your event. The service industry relies heavily on tips. In cases where a tip jar is not appropriate or allowed, the host is responsible for the gratuity. The amount of gratuity is at the host’s discretion with $2-4 per guest as a guideline.

Will you bartend in my home?

Yes, in fact many events are held in a persons home.

Why should I hire a professional bartender?

There are many reasons why you should hire a professional bartender for your event. First, the bartender is the life of the party! You definitely want somebody with experience, that can make great drinks, and ensure people are having a good time. Furthermore, it lessens the possibility of people overserving themselves at an open, self-serve bar. Hiring a bartender will also save you tons of money because bartenders employ industry standard portion control techniques. It also takes the stress out of the event. We make sure that everything is taken care of so you can enjoy the night! Believe me, you will receive compliments all night long when you hire a professional bartender!

Why not just use the catering company I already hired for the food?

Many times, this is the case. People will search far and wide to find the perfect DJ or caterer for the evening. It is the bartender, though, that is interacting with guests and ensuring that they are having a great time, not the DJ or caterer. Catering company bartenders are rarely experts and usually only know enough to get by. Bartending is a side business for caterers and they usually put little thought and effort into their bar service. This is why they are known for their food, right? Bartending is my only business. Because of this, I can provide a level of service few can achieve.

Are you a bartending school?

No, we are not a bartending school. We are not affiliated with the Toledo Bartending School or any other training facility. We provide bartenders with plenty of experience, not just someone with a certificate that has no prior experience.

Do you train bartenders?

On occasion, we do train the right person. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us.

Are you hiring?

We are always on the lookout for talented bartenders. If you feel as if you have the experience and personality, send us an email at info@premierpour.com.