COVID-19 and Closure

Unfortunately due to the current state of things, we are unable to book and serve events at this time. Because of Covid-19 we will be closing our doors this wedding season and for the foreseeable future. Thank you all for your business and support, and please stay safe during these trying times. 

About Us


Bartenders with Experience

 After having served and bartended for over a decade in many restaurants and special events, I decided I wanted to strike out on my own and fill a niche market for special events and private functions. People like to have competent, reliable bartenders that know what they are doing. Since starting, we have provided such a service to many satisfied customers. We use only experienced bartenders with TIPS alcohol service training to fulfill the needs of our customers. While we are still a newer business, we have experience from a variety of older establishments that have stood the test of time.  

 We provide experienced, TIPs certified and knowledgeable bar tenders that are consummate professionals to take care of your guests during your special events. 


Between all of our employees, we have decades of bartending and service experience and have perfected our craft to serve you the best way we know how.


Bar Services for Your Event

We provide:

  • TIPs certified bartenders
  • Bar set ups (ask for details)
  • General and Liquor Liability Insurance
  • Plastic or Glassware
  • Help with drink quantities and menues


Pricing and Services

Depending on what your event is, how far we must travel, number of guests and any extra services you may want, our pricing varies. Contact us with the specifics of your events so that we can give you a personalized estimate!



Our Bartending Services Include:


-Providing TIPS alcohol service certified bartenders

-1 hour pre-event set-up

-We can provide a bar set up if necessary

-Beer/ Wine

-Highball service

-Blended/ Frozen drinks

-garnishes (limes, lemons, cherries)

-Tear Down (if needed)

-Depending on the size of the event you may require someone who knows roughly how much beer/ wine and liquor to purchase. We are happy to discuss with you what to procure at your open bar events. (Due to liquor laws, we can not offer alcohol procurement to NY state events)

-Included in your quote will be our general liability and liquor liability insurance for the event. This way you know we are covered and everyone can just enjoy themselves at your event. Liquor liability insurance is mandatory for all events within our service area. If your venue requires us to add them to our policy as an additional insured, we can do that, but we do charge a fee.

We understand that many special events you plan are not in your home town, and that is fine by us! We love to travel!




Our prices vary and ​much of your quote will be based on the number of guests and what we recommend to serve that number of guests, The length of your event, type of drinks to be served, whether or not tip jars are allowed, travel distance and other such factors. All of these factor into the rate per hour for our bartenders. In order for a bar to flow smoothly, we recommend a minimum 2 bartenders per event and 1 bartender for every 50 guests over 100. Some services we offer are:   

-We will provide a 1 hour pre-event set up free of charge, and we also stay to clean up the bar area.

-Providing Bar set up (bar table if necessary, coolers, cocktail napkins, cocktail straws, garnishes and ice)

-Drinkware: We have both glass and plastic for different events. If you need glassware or prefer plastic cups we have both!

-There is a 25% deposit required to hold the date of your booking. The rest is due at time of service and can be accepted via paypal, venmo or cash.​  

-Please feel free to e-mail us at drinkitdownbartending@gmail.com with the specifics of your event for a quote. You may also reach us via phone at (607) 301-0458

Restaurant Bar Menu Consultation and Set-up

Starting up a Restaurant? Looking to change things up for a holiday or seasonally?
We consult with restaurants to come up with new drink menus for your establishment based on whatever theme or guidelines you would like. We can come give you basic training on how to make each drink, and set you up with a graphic designer for your new menu if you so desire. 

Legal Notifications


All NYS events not in a private residence (i.e. your home) are required to purchase a one time event liquor license to serve cider, wine and beer. This permit can be obtained at the following website and must be purchased at least 15 days prior to your event:


(Notice: The Liquor Authority Site only works with internet explorer and Firefox when applying for the permit. Chrome does hinky stuff)

Unless your venue is either a private residence or the venue has its own liquor license and applies for a one day caterer permit, NYS prohibits us from serving hard liquor. We love to take care of our clients and we want to make sure you are protected as well. If your venue does not carry a liquor license, odds are you will not be able to serve hard liquor drinks, as liquor licenses must be tied to a physical location, and so we cannot provide one for your event. If you have any questions about this, we are happy to answer them!

Customer Reviews:


“Working with Chris and his team was amazing! They did such a great job!! Highly recommended. They tended bar at our wedding and were so friendly and professional. So thankful we found them."

– Clara Q

“Thank you so much for everything your company did to make our wedding reception event amazing!  Todd was fantastic!  He did a great job and was so easy going and personable the guests loved him.  Next time we need a bartender we will certainly be in contact!"

–  Amy R

" You guys did a great job and helped make the party a success! Thanks again!"

– Rachel K

Thumbtack Top Pro

We are a Top Pro with Thumbtack as we have been doing business on that site and more satisfied customer reviews can be seen there!

Contact Us

Send Message

Please provide us with the following:

How many guests at your event?

How many hours will you need bartending service?

Will you allow a tip jar?

Will you require a bar set up?
Will you require any plastic or glassware?

Where will your event be held? (Township)

Drink It Down Bartending


(607) 301-0458