We provide Cocktail Bartenders, Mixologists and Flair Bartenders across the UK and Europe.

Hiring a cocktail bartender is a great option for those who have a limited budget for their event such as a private party or wedding. All staff come with bartending equipment and we provide a shopping list service so all you have to do is organise stock, glassware and ice.

We also provide a large amount of cocktail bartender hire to catering companies, venues and corporate events to help them deliver their bar operations for their clients. We often operate our hire to other professional companies as a white label service.

However, we do specialise in providing a complete cocktail solution with beautiful bars, the latest cocktail trends and beautiful glassware. Our mobile bar hire service is completely bespoke and delivers an incredible addition to any event. If you want to find our more about our complete mobile cocktail service Click Here.

For more information on cocktail bartender hire, please see the information below. Alternatively click on the button below to make an enquiry.

What Staff Do We Hire?

We offer many different types of cocktail bartender and events staff for hire all over the UK and Europe. Below is some of the types of bartender hire available to our clients:

Cocktail Bartenders: fully trained cocktail bartenders (or mixologists as they are also known) who have a wide ranging mixology skillset. We regularly work with drinks brands and high profile clients who demand a minimum level of expertise when hiring cocktail bartenders from The Cocktail Service. We have rigorous standards that all  cocktail bartenders have to meet before they join our team. All our mixologists can deliver quality bar service in even the most demanding of environments from greenfield festival sites to VVIP events.

Flair Bartenders: cocktail bartenders who are also able to entertain with exceptional bottle and cocktail equipment juggling. Flair bartenders can wow crowds with their skills and are a showstopping addition to any bar service. Flair bartenders have a very specialist skillset so incur a higher hourly hire charge then other bartender hire types.

Bartenders: bar staff who are able to deliver high quality, non-cocktail service. Sometimes events do not have the need for a cocktail menus but do require fast and efficient drinks service for your guests. Our bartenders work at events of all types from festivals right through to launches, corporate events and weddings.

Servers: Serving staff who run front of house tray service for your events. Our servers are highly personable and efficient and ensure all front of house duties at your events are taken care of.

Model Staff: cocktail bartenders and serving staff who also model are part of our service. Luxury events increasingly require model staffing and The Cocktail Service work closely with the modelling industry to offer beautiful, charming cocktail bartenders and servers to events.

Brand Ambassadors: delivering sampling and events support to brands who need to deliver specific messages to their audience. We work very closely with a number of drinks brands and other household names to support their activation’s through sampling, events and masterclasses.

All bartenders come with included bartending equipment for every hire.


How does the bartender hire work?

All staffing hire is coordinated through our account management team. If you are looking to hire a cocktail bartender then simply get in touch with our friendly team who will create a quote for you. All bartenders and cocktail bartenders come in immaculate uniforms (bespoke uniforms are also available) and all bartending equipment and are used to working in all sorts of environments from high end corporate events to private parties. Please note we do have a minimum five hour hire for all events.


What Do I Get When I Hire a Bartender?

Apart from a professional cocktail bartender, mixologist or other events staff our clients also get the following: drinks making equipment, shopping list service (if client is providing their own drinks), full account management from our team in the lead up and post event and full insurance.

Do We Offer Additional Elements such as Glassware or Drinks With Our bartender Hire Service?

When hiring bartenders from The Cocktail Service we can offer all of our additional services such as mobile bar hire and supply of drinks. However, we do not hire glassware or provide ice when not supplying drinks. Please see our MOBILE BAR HIRE page for other services we offer.



We are a company with a national and international reach. We have delivered national activation’s for marketing companies and drinks brands, taken our mobile bars to the South Of France for incredible weddings and delivered hundreds of corporate, private and marketing events annually. We offer bartender hire in the following locations: London, Oxford, Reading, Cheltenham, Surrey and Birmingham. Our company does have a national reach so please get in touch if your location is not listed.

Why Are The Cocktail Service Different??

The Cocktail Service have one of the UK’s most established, specialist bartender staffing databases. We have been established since 2009 and have built a highly skilled database of the hospitality sectors best bartending staff. Our Cocktail Bartender and Flair Bartender Hire is industry recognised as one of the leading services due to our ability to deliver even in peak season exceptional staffing solutions.

All of our staff go through our bespoke online training and are rigorously vetted to ensure they meet our service criteria. As we deliver high volumes of premium events across the UK this is critical to our success and to our retention of key clients. All staff are managed via a bespoke, cloud based staffing system which we developed which allows us to manage staffing quickly and efficiently with elements such as staff images, uniform sizes and accreditation details available at the touch of a button.

Bartender and Event Staff Hire can be difficult in the peak season but we can turnaround last minute staffing requests, despite the fact we often can have hundreds of bartenders, cocktail bartenders and events staff onsite at any one time.



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