There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We know there are tons of questions that come up while planning any type of event & we are here to allow you to kick back & be a guest @ your own event! If you're stressing out, then we're not doing our job. Here are some of our top most frequently asked questions to help answer the questions you may already have.
We serve the Greater Houston, TX and surrounding areas. Harris County, Fort Bend County, Waller County, Brazoria County, Galveston Country, Montgomery County, and more.
We also travel to San Antonio, Austin, and the Dallas/Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.
Due to State of Texas Liquor Laws, our clients are always required to provide/purchase the alcohol for the event.
For our alcohol coordination, we work a little differently than most bar catering services. Instead of charging per head, we charge a flat coordination fee + cost of the alcohol that is to be paid directly to the vendor. Not only are you getting alcohol at MMKs discounted rates, but any & all additional discounts that I have at the time of purchase will be applied to your purchase as well.
By default, our quote never includes the cost of alcohol, mixers, etc. as every event is different and we want to give you the opportunity to customize every step along the way. We can work out the best bar menu for your needs and budget! That said, although getting the ingredients yourself is the cheaper option, using our shopping service is definitely the most convenient!*
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All alcohol will be paid for by the event host directly to the vendors.
As awesome as it would be to show up to your event & everything be ready to go, most (all of the MMK) bartenders include an array of bar tools with our "just the bartender" services that require to be set up prior to the event. Also, bartenders all work differently and have their own way of setup that favors the way they work and the flow to ensure a smooth service for your guests. Also, this gives another set of eyes one last chance to go over everything to make sure nothing is missed before it's too late & your guests begin to arrive.
Most of our clients spend around $1,000 - $5,000 for bar & beverage services. There are a lot of variables that go into the bar & beverage services, as well as also depends on if DIY or full-service. Please reach out with any questions you may have.
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 fun time. Furthermore, it lessens the possibility of people over-serving themselves at an open, self-serve bar. It also takes the stress out of the event. We make sure that everything is taken care of so you can enjoy the night!
It is recommended that you book an event as far in advance as possible to ensure we are available for your event. We are currently booking out 1-2 years.
**Any bookings for events within 7 days of the date will have a Last-Minute Booking Fee added to their invoice.
Since each event is unique, rates will vary for a multitude of reasons. We have extremely competitive prices and will work with the host to stay within the budget. Feel free to contact us to get a quote!
We accept cash, check, or MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover payments. Apple Pay, Zelle, Venmo, Cashapp, as well.
Yes, in fact many events we provide services for are held in a person's home.
We have multiple portable bar setups we offer. We also work closely with multiple venders if your vision is something different.
Just like any other hospitality setting the standard tipping rates apply.
-Host allows tip jars- 10% - if paying tip by cash, can pay directly to staff on the day of the event. If you would like to include on your invoices, we must add a 4% merchant payment processing fee to the amount.
-Host DOES NOT allow tip jar - 25% - To be applied on the invoice.
-Gratuity from host to staff (what host feels appropriate)
-Gratuity on invoice 25%
A 15% mandatory service fee on alcohol procured and bartending services that covers expenses acquired to service the event. (administration, planning, logistics, transportation, liability coverage, etc.) is added to all invoices. This fee offsets the labor and administrative cost associated with research, planning, scheduling, shopping, packing, and cleaning equipment.
Service fees DO NOT include gratuity for the event staff/bartenders/cocktail servers/barbacks/etc.
The bartender will focus on serving your guests - whether that is cocktails, beer, wine, or other drinks. The barback usually helps behind the bar where needed, such as restocking drinks, opening bottles, or even serving customers simple things like beer, wine, or soft drinks if needed.