Packages & Pricing

We offer several different packages to fit a variety of budgets and event needs. We also understand that every event is different, and will do our best to incorporate any request or adjustment if needed. The Bustender is a truly mobile bar, with no electricity or outside power source needed – where we pull-up and are ready to start serving almost immediately with all the equipment and features needed for a top-notch bar service. There is a flat-rate fee for The Bustender (pricing depending on package and listed below)  for up to 12 hours and then you choose the times of service you’ll need Bartenders to determine the service fee.

We also offer The Bustender as a stand-alone rental for events and outdoor “beer gardens” to licensed restaurants, taverns, bars, or properly-licensed festivals. See pricing and details  in the “Beer Garden & Festivals” package below. Inclusions and Pricing pending event details – starting price listed below.

No need for The Bustender? Don’t worry, we also provide standard bar services via Kitsap Bartending Services, with our same highly-trained Bartenders You can get more information and pricing on our stand-alone bar services HERE.

**Please note that, unless stated otherwise, our Bartenders are required – flat rate fees and service rates are listed with each package below – and The Bustender is not available as a stand-alone rental. Depending on event size and needs, rates for bartending services, travel fees*, and staffing requirements may vary. Please contact us for pricing on events larger than 225 guests.
No Travel Fee within Kitsap County.


THE BUSTENDER: DRY HIRE
Our standard package, where you provide all the needed alcohol and mixers. We provide everything else needed, including free set-up and breakdown, 10% discount on our standard bartending service fee, and all items listed below.

Services & Items Included:

  • The Bustender (up to 12 hours)
  • General-Liability & Alcohol Insurance (up to 2 million dollars)
  • Our Licensed & Highly-Trained Bartender(s) – with 10% discount on standard Bartender’s fee
  • All Washington State required serving permits
  • 3-tap system with needed co2, tap handles, keg coolers, and cold-plate system
  • Co2 powered Glass Chiller
  • Bar set-up and bar décor
  • 8×10 custom-designed bar menu with frame
  • All bar tools (bottle openers, corkscrews, shaker tins, bar mats, etc.)
  • Disposable “Glass”ware (biodegradable/compostable)
  • All needed ice (up to 250lbs.)
  • Two large glass dispensers for water and our signature punch (10-gallons of our punch included)
  • Free breakdown and set-up (not included in the flat-rate time or service time fee)
  • Consultation and guidance on alcohol/menu selection, amount needed for guestlist, where to buy for the best cost-cutting deals, and help arranging delivery

Total Service Fees: $1195 flat rate for The Bustender (Dry Hire) + Discounted Bartender(s) Hourly Rate – see KBS bartending pricing HERE.
Champagne Toast: No Additional Charge with any package that includes The Bustender – Bartender(s) will set-up all included disposable “glass”ware and pour host-provided champagne 15-minutes prior to the toasts on a side table for guests to pick-up if they choose.


THE BUSTENDER: GOLD PACKAGE
 A perfect upgrade from the “dry hire” package when you want to upgrade to true glassware (enough for up to 225 guests) for an added touch of class and also to be more environmentally friendly with minimal waste, a 15% discount on our standard bartending service fee, and additional features from our “dry hire” package.

Services & Items Included:

  • All services and items included with the “Dry Hire” package
  • A choice of up to three styles of glassware: stemmed wine glasses, pint glasses, champagne flutes, low-ball cocktail glasses, and stemless wine/water glasses
  • Custom 3’x4′ designed and printed sign with couple’s names, welcome message, or corporate/event logo to display on “sales flap” (inside ceiling area) when roof is open

Total Service Fees: $1650 flat rate for The Bustender (Gold Package) + Discounted Bartender(s) Hourly Rate – see KBS bartending pricing HERE
Champagne Toast:
No Additional Charge with any package that includes The Bustender – Bartender(s) will set-up the champagne flutes (or disposable “glass”ware if flutes are not selected as a glassware option) and pour host-provided champagne 15-minutes prior to toasts on a side table for guests to pick-up if they choose.

 


THE BUSTENDER: PLATINUM PACKAGE
An all-inclusive package when you would rather have us handle everything including the ordering, purchasing, and delivery of all needed alcohol from a licensed retailer, an upgrade to true glassware, all premium mixers for selected signature cocktails, Bartender(s) included with pricing, one Cocktail Server to help provide table service, and all bar supplies/services listed above. Includes up to 6 hours of service and needs for 250 guests with a Hosted Bar – additional time available by the hour.

Services & Items Included:

  • All services and items included with the “Dry Hire” package
  • Beginning-to-end ordering: selecting amounts needed, consultation and creation of menu, purchasing, and delivery of all alcohol and mixers.
  • A choice of four styles of glassware: stemmed wine glasses, pint glasses, champagne flutes, low-ball cocktail glasses, and stemless wine/water glasses
  • All fruit for fresh-squeezed mixers with juice press and garnishes
  • Custom 3’x4′ designed and printed sign with couple’s names, bar menu, welcome message, or corporate/event logo to display on “sales flap” (inside ceiling area)
  • Two 64oz. beer/cider growlers with the Kitsap Bartending Services logo

Total Service Fees for Beer, Cider, & Wine: Averaged at $3,500 (price varies due to cost and selection of alcohol and amounts needed)
Total Service Fees for Beer, Cider, Wine, & Supplies for 2 Signature Cocktails: Averaged at $4600 (select Signature Cocktails HERE)
A la Carte Champagne Toast Upgrade: Averaged at $400 – includes all needed champagne or sparkling wine and all champagne flutes. The champagne will be set-up on a side table 15 minutes before the beginning of toast, for guests to grab a glass if they choose, while our cocktail server will help pass out flutes starting with the newlyweds and bridal party for weddings, or hosts and VIP guests for all other events – until all participating guests have a glass in-hand.

**Requests of “brands” of alcohol are accepted but not guaranteed. However, we will select styles based on your preferences if that particular “brand” is not available or within package options. Since the alcohol is purchased through a licensed retailer, you keep all unused alcohol at the conclusion of the event to take home or to arrange a return of goods.


THE BUSTENDER: BEER GARDEN & FESTIVALS
An eye-catching and crowd-pleasing add-on to any state-approved outdoor “beer garden” for your bar, restaurant, licensed establishment, or other outdoor event. Perfect for Grand Openings, Outdoor Concerts, or Summer Kick-off Parties. You provide all of the needed alcohol, glassware or plastic cups, all licensed Bartenders, cash registers and needed change, permitting, and required fencing if needed. We arrive one-hour ahead of event start time, help load and set-up all supplies into The Bustender with your staff and unload after the event. A member of our staff will be on-hand to provide additional help or trouble-shooting during the event – but will not be the Bartender on duty, unless otherwise arranged.

Only available to already-licensed venues, restaurants, bars, or licensed “by-the-glass sellers”
Beer Garden Rates: Flat Rate + Percentage of Beer Garden Sales. Contact us with event details for specific price quote of flat rate and percentage fee.


THE BUSTENDER: CASH BAR
Although Kitsap Bartending Services and The Bustender are not licensed to resell alcohol, we have partnered with the Tracyton Public House for those who would like to offer a cash bar for any event. They are licensed-to-sell in a Washington State Liquor Control Board approved venue with their off-site catering permit. We will simply provide the equipment and The Bustender and then arrange all of the paperwork, event needs, and arrange bar menu with all parties. They will provide the licensing, day-of staffing, alcohol, and mixers needed.

Services & Items Inlcuded: 

  • All services and items included with the “Dry Hire” package

Only available to approved venues, pop-up events, larger weddings, birthdays, or miscellaneous events.

Cash Bar Rates: $600 flat rate for The Bustender + Tracyton Public House keeps 100% of alcohol sales
*a basic sales minimum with an average of $250/hr is required, and if not met, the host covers the difference (i.e. a 3-hour event will have a minimum of $750 in total alcohol sales)

NOTE: Although they will take requests on beer, wine, and alcohol selection, it is limited to their inventory and/or availability. Cash Bars must meet all legal requirements from the WSLCB and must be booked at least 30 days in advance in order to arrange all state-required approvals for the event.


THE BUSTENDER: SPREAD THE LOVE
A limited package we offer to approved and certified non-profit organizations only, in order to host a cash bar as a fundraiser event where 100% of the proceeds of bar sales go to the state-or-federal-approved non-profit organization – during non-peak season (available September-April only) . We will help guide the designated point-of-contact person and coordinate all of the steps needed to obtain proper licensing for non-profit fundraisers through the state WSLCB website. We will also put you in contact with a licensed wholesaler that can sell all needed alcohol at discounted rates with proof of approved non-profit ID number. Host is responsible for all purchasing, pick-up, delivery, and selection of alcohol, mixers, and any garnishes.

Services & Items Included:

  • Any of the available packages: Dry Hire, Gold Package, or Platinum Package

Total Service Fees: 50% off flat rate of the selected package from The Bustender + $35/hr per Bartender

NOTE: Only two “Spread the Love” package/events will be offered per month and is pending availability and discretion of Kitsap Bartending Services