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Kevin's Bartending Services, LLC

San Diego , CA

LOCATION

4569 Mission Gorge Place, Suite I
San Diego, CA 92120 US

PHONE

800-680-9160
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ABOUT US

We are Kevin's Bartending Services. We're you're ONE STOP SHOP for any services needed for you're wedding. We specialize in the bar side of you're wedding, however we offer so many more... Read more
We are Kevin's Bartending Services. We're you're ONE STOP SHOP for any services needed for you're wedding. We specialize in the bar side of you're wedding, however we offer so many more options, such as:

*Food Catering/Culinary Chefs (Any type of food you need, we can do)
* DJ Services
* Wait Staff/ Hostesses
* Party Rentals
* Limo/ Town Car Services (Great for weddings)
* Photo Booth/ Photographers
*Wedding Planning
* Wedding Cake Services/ Desert
*Setup Decorations for Wedding/ Tear-down

For 10 years Kevin's Bartending Services has made Weddings throughout California a huge success. We have hundreds of Weddings under our belt, with that experience you can't under estimate the importance of a Professional knowing every aspect of a wedding. Leave it to KBS to handle you're wedding. Read less

REVIEWS

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Richard
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Absolutely hands down the best bartending service! Kevin and his team were very professional and welcoming to all of our guest for our wedding shower. His team was very friendly and made sure everyone had a full glass! My fiance and I highly recommend Kevin services!!!
Absolutely hands down the best bartending service! Kevin and his team were very professional and welcoming to all of our Read more...
Absolutely hands down the best bartending service! Kevin and his team were very professional and welcoming to all of our guest for our wedding shower. His team was very friendly and made sure everyone had a full glass! My fiance and I highly recommend Kevin services!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Unique Services
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Megan
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
We used Kevin for our wedding on February 20th and we are SO glad that we did. He had done my friends wedding a couple years ago in the same location (our house) and they had nothing but excellent things to say about them. They had been respectful and fun and went above and beyond by bussing tables when guests had just left them, not to mention they have an insurance policy which was the most important to us. Our wedding was much different than my friends, but the quality was there. Kevin is a really personable guy and he made the process really easy for me. All of my guests thought he was really fun and I heard no complaints. His other bartender even came up to me and asked me if she could get me anything because I was too busy talking to everyone to even sit down and eat. My favorite part was when the DJ put up "Wobble Baby" and no one knew how to dance to it, so Kevin came on the dancefloor and taught everyone how to Wobble. :) We are VERY happy with our experience and plan to use this company in the future.
We used Kevin for our wedding on February 20th and we are SO glad that we did. He had done my friends wedding a couple Read more...
We used Kevin for our wedding on February 20th and we are SO glad that we did. He had done my friends wedding a couple years ago in the same location (our house) and they had nothing but excellent things to say about them. They had been respectful and fun and went above and beyond by bussing tables when guests had just left them, not to mention they have an insurance policy which was the most important to us. Our wedding was much different than my friends, but the quality was there. Kevin is a really personable guy and he made the process really easy for me. All of my guests thought he was really fun and I heard no complaints. His other bartender even came up to me and asked me if she could get me anything because I was too busy talking to everyone to even sit down and eat. My favorite part was when the DJ put up "Wobble Baby" and no one knew how to dance to it, so Kevin came on the dancefloor and taught everyone how to Wobble. :) We are VERY happy with our experience and plan to use this company in the future. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.5/5.0
We hired Mr. Thornton pretty early on to bartend our wedding, and unfortunately I paid him in full. When he never responded or showed up to our friend’s wedding (which was a couple months before ours), I got nervous and send him an email asking for a full refund, because i wasn’t confident he was going to show up to our wedding either. Additionally my fiance googled “Kevin Thornton, San Diego” and we found some information that made us extremely uncomfortable with this person serving alcohol to our friends and family.
After months of no response and filing a complaint with the BBB, eventually Mr. Thornton got back to me, feeding me a bunch of excuses as to why he had been MIA for so long. He promised to give me a full refund of my $150. Then there proceed to be literal months of back and forth between myself and Mr. Thornton. He would say things like he didn’t have the money, but would send it in two weeks, two weeks would pass, and he’d have another excuse as to why i hadn’t gotten my money yet.
Finally, once i threatened him with taking him to court in order to get my money back, he sent me a check for $50 in “good faith” as he put it. After about 3 more months i followed up with him asking where the remaining $100 were, and he said it was “in the mail”. It’s now been several more months and i still have not received my full refund, and I’m so sick of dealing with this guy, I’m not even going to ask him where the check is now.
I really hope if you’re considering hiring Mr. Thornton and his bartending service that my review will be a cautious warning. I
We hired Mr. Thornton pretty early on to bartend our wedding, and unfortunately I paid him in full. When he never Read more...
We hired Mr. Thornton pretty early on to bartend our wedding, and unfortunately I paid him in full. When he never responded or showed up to our friend’s wedding (which was a couple months before ours), I got nervous and send him an email asking for a full refund, because i wasn’t confident he was going to show up to our wedding either. Additionally my fiance googled “Kevin Thornton, San Diego” and we found some information that made us extremely uncomfortable with this person serving alcohol to our friends and family.
After months of no response and filing a complaint with the BBB, eventually Mr. Thornton got back to me, feeding me a bunch of excuses as to why he had been MIA for so long. He promised to give me a full refund of my $150. Then there proceed to be literal months of back and forth between myself and Mr. Thornton. He would say things like he didn’t have the money, but would send it in two weeks, two weeks would pass, and he’d have another excuse as to why i hadn’t gotten my money yet.
Finally, once i threatened him with taking him to court in order to get my money back, he sent me a check for $50 in “good faith” as he put it. After about 3 more months i followed up with him asking where the remaining $100 were, and he said it was “in the mail”. It’s now been several more months and i still have not received my full refund, and I’m so sick of dealing with this guy, I’m not even going to ask him where the check is now.
I really hope if you’re considering hiring Mr. Thornton and his bartending service that my review will be a cautious warning. I Read less
Services Used: Catering
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E
Wedding:
12/21/2013
4.4/5.0
We used them for a company party, not a wedding. However,our bartender was great! she was very helpful and eager to work! my only negative comment was that she pre-opened too many wine bottles in preparation for the rush and unfortunately they were not consumed, so we had to toss a lot of wine :(
We used them for a company party, not a wedding. However,our bartender was great! she was very helpful and eager to work! Read more...
We used them for a company party, not a wedding. However,our bartender was great! she was very helpful and eager to work! my only negative comment was that she pre-opened too many wine bottles in preparation for the rush and unfortunately they were not consumed, so we had to toss a lot of wine :( Read less
Services Used: Catering
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N03113
Wedding:
12/14/2013
4.0/5.0
We had two bartenders man the bar for our wedding. As far as I know, they did a great job of keeping the drinks coming during the cocktail hour and did a great job of keeping the bar area nice and clean.

There were a few miss-communications... about 3 weeks before my wedding, I had contacted them to add on an extra bartender. I left two to three voice mail messages with them and never received a word back. Finally, my event planner was able to contact the owner who was apparently out of the country. I didn't receive any word from the bartender who would be tending our event until the night before in the middle of my rehearsal.

Additionally, I had confirmed in the paperwork they could set out a tip jar. They were never informed and didn't set out the tip jar until the later part of the cocktail hour. I was disappointed that they were not informed from their boss to do this.

The girls did great though. I made sure to tip them along with the tips they got from our guests and also gave them a case of beer each - we had a lot of beer left over. They never once complained about the cold.
We had two bartenders man the bar for our wedding. As far as I know, they did a great job of keeping the drinks coming Read more...
We had two bartenders man the bar for our wedding. As far as I know, they did a great job of keeping the drinks coming during the cocktail hour and did a great job of keeping the bar area nice and clean.

There were a few miss-communications... about 3 weeks before my wedding, I had contacted them to add on an extra bartender. I left two to three voice mail messages with them and never received a word back. Finally, my event planner was able to contact the owner who was apparently out of the country. I didn't receive any word from the bartender who would be tending our event until the night before in the middle of my rehearsal.

Additionally, I had confirmed in the paperwork they could set out a tip jar. They were never informed and didn't set out the tip jar until the later part of the cocktail hour. I was disappointed that they were not informed from their boss to do this.

The girls did great though. I made sure to tip them along with the tips they got from our guests and also gave them a case of beer each - we had a lot of beer left over. They never once complained about the cold. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Carina
Wedding:
8/10/2013
0.8/5.0
I hired KBS for my August 10th wedding at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Kevin, the CEO, and 2 other bartenders worked my event. I am happy with the 2 other bartenders Kevin brought to work my wedding, but I'm not happy with Kevin due to his lack of professionalism.

All communications and interactions with Kevin were good leading up to my wedding. However, the day of my wedding my husband and I feel we were promised a service we did not receive. We believe Kevin lied to us about his credentials.

The worst part of dealing with Kevin the day of my wedding was when I went to address an issue with him at the start of dinner service. I went to find out why he or his bartenders were not serving wine and he tried to brush me off by saying he was going on break - WORST TIME TO TELL A BRIDE YOU ARE GOING ON BREAK. I told him I would like 2 bartenders to go serve wine and one bartender to keep the bar open because dinner service was running so slowly. He seemed to ignore my request and gave other instructions to his bartenders as I walked away.

I did not like what I heard at the end of my wedding and the next day. According to several guests, Kevin was strolling around the venue when he should have been working. My sister (maid of honor) caught him taking video of my guests dancing on the dance floor, and several guests told me they saw him lingering and hitting on female guests. I was disgusted by the stories I heard the next day. I also heard Kevin was rude to some female guests. Kevin also made some of my male guests feel uncomfortable because he was overly flirtatious with their dates.

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I hired KBS for my August 10th wedding at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Kevin, the CEO, and 2 other bartenders worked Read more...
I hired KBS for my August 10th wedding at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Kevin, the CEO, and 2 other bartenders worked my event. I am happy with the 2 other bartenders Kevin brought to work my wedding, but I'm not happy with Kevin due to his lack of professionalism.

All communications and interactions with Kevin were good leading up to my wedding. However, the day of my wedding my husband and I feel we were promised a service we did not receive. We believe Kevin lied to us about his credentials.

The worst part of dealing with Kevin the day of my wedding was when I went to address an issue with him at the start of dinner service. I went to find out why he or his bartenders were not serving wine and he tried to brush me off by saying he was going on break - WORST TIME TO TELL A BRIDE YOU ARE GOING ON BREAK. I told him I would like 2 bartenders to go serve wine and one bartender to keep the bar open because dinner service was running so slowly. He seemed to ignore my request and gave other instructions to his bartenders as I walked away.

I did not like what I heard at the end of my wedding and the next day. According to several guests, Kevin was strolling around the venue when he should have been working. My sister (maid of honor) caught him taking video of my guests dancing on the dance floor, and several guests told me they saw him lingering and hitting on female guests. I was disgusted by the stories I heard the next day. I also heard Kevin was rude to some female guests. Kevin also made some of my male guests feel uncomfortable because he was overly flirtatious with their dates.

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Services Used: Catering
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Alison
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.8/5.0
What a great company! We were so fortunate that our wedding planners (Beau & Arrow) introduced us to Kevin's Bartending. My husband and I got married on 6/1 and held our reception at the Luce Loft in the East Village district of downtown San Diego. Our friends and families know how to drink and know how to party and Kevin's Bartending kept up and even found time to get on the dance floor with us! From start to finish, Kevin's bartending was focused, professional, and super fun! Kevin always made sure my champagne glass was full and respected our "no shots" rule - our guests could get out of hand reeeeaaalll quick :)

We couldn't recommend Kevin's Bartending services more. We will definitely be using them for future events.
What a great company! We were so fortunate that our wedding planners (Beau & Arrow) introduced us to Kevin's Bartending. Read more...
What a great company! We were so fortunate that our wedding planners (Beau & Arrow) introduced us to Kevin's Bartending. My husband and I got married on 6/1 and held our reception at the Luce Loft in the East Village district of downtown San Diego. Our friends and families know how to drink and know how to party and Kevin's Bartending kept up and even found time to get on the dance floor with us! From start to finish, Kevin's bartending was focused, professional, and super fun! Kevin always made sure my champagne glass was full and respected our "no shots" rule - our guests could get out of hand reeeeaaalll quick :)

We couldn't recommend Kevin's Bartending services more. We will definitely be using them for future events. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kathie
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin's Bartending Service was one of best decisions I made in hiring vendors for my son's wedding. His services took the worry out of ensuring my guests were well attended to and completely satisfied. The guests all raved at how special Kevin himself make them feel and when someone my husband hired did not show up to help clean up and breakdown for the party rental to pick up dinnerware and such, Kevin pitched in (without even a second thought) and helped to stage and breakdown all the glass and dinnerware. Without Kevin and his wonderful staff, I never would have made the clean up deadline and would have lost my deposit. Kevin and his business were essential to the success of my son's wedding! A big "Thank You" to Kevin and his staff and I know he gain additional business from the invited guests as they all thought he was the greatest! Thanks again Kevin, you are the best!
Kevin's Bartending Service was one of best decisions I made in hiring vendors for my son's wedding. His services took the Read more...
Kevin's Bartending Service was one of best decisions I made in hiring vendors for my son's wedding. His services took the worry out of ensuring my guests were well attended to and completely satisfied. The guests all raved at how special Kevin himself make them feel and when someone my husband hired did not show up to help clean up and breakdown for the party rental to pick up dinnerware and such, Kevin pitched in (without even a second thought) and helped to stage and breakdown all the glass and dinnerware. Without Kevin and his wonderful staff, I never would have made the clean up deadline and would have lost my deposit. Kevin and his business were essential to the success of my son's wedding! A big "Thank You" to Kevin and his staff and I know he gain additional business from the invited guests as they all thought he was the greatest! Thanks again Kevin, you are the best! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Paula
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Kevin's for our daughter's wedding. From the first phone call it was a breeze. Allen was our bartender and he was great! Everyone said that the bar was perfect and it was one of the few things I didn't have to worry about. We would definitely hire them again and it was a steal for the money paid.
We hired Kevin's for our daughter's wedding. From the first phone call it was a breeze. Allen was our bartender and he was Read more...
We hired Kevin's for our daughter's wedding. From the first phone call it was a breeze. Allen was our bartender and he was great! Everyone said that the bar was perfect and it was one of the few things I didn't have to worry about. We would definitely hire them again and it was a steal for the money paid. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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angelinam
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I hosted a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party for my parents in their home. We had about 80 people and Kevin's Bartending contributed greatly to making the party a huge success. With Shelly and Ryan behind the bar I didn't have to even think about the bar, they took care of absolutely everything. There service was amazing going above and beyond at every step. I truly could not have asked for more.

I highly recommend Kevn's Bartending and will use them again and again. It was a pleasure working with Kevin and his entire team!
I hosted a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party for my parents in their home. We had about 80 people and Kevin's Bartending Read more...
I hosted a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party for my parents in their home. We had about 80 people and Kevin's Bartending contributed greatly to making the party a huge success. With Shelly and Ryan behind the bar I didn't have to even think about the bar, they took care of absolutely everything. There service was amazing going above and beyond at every step. I truly could not have asked for more.

I highly recommend Kevn's Bartending and will use them again and again. It was a pleasure working with Kevin and his entire team! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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