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Kevin's Bartending Services

San Diego , CA

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San Diego, CA US 92109 (map)

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858-342-9606

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We are Kevin's Bartending Services. We are a professional, and experienced team of talented Beverage Staff for any occasion, from a simple cocktail or dinner party to spectacular... Read more
We are Kevin's Bartending Services. We are a professional, and experienced team of talented Beverage Staff for any occasion, from a simple cocktail or dinner party to spectacular concerts!

We provide services for private parties, weddings, birthdays, corporate events and everything else that ends with "Party." For 5 years Kevin's Bartending Services has made parties throughout the nation a huge success. If you're looking for a team of exciting, outgoing beverage crew who will give you a party that you and your guests will never forget, email or call Kevin's Bartending Services. Read less
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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
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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
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Romin
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin did our wedding of 200 guests. All I heard from them were good things about him being entertaining and handling business.

Kevin also was great with his communication!
Kevin did our wedding of 200 guests. All I heard from them were good things about him being entertaining and handling Read more...
Kevin did our wedding of 200 guests. All I heard from them were good things about him being entertaining and handling business.

Kevin also was great with his communication! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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3865dk
Wedding:
3/17/2012
4.0/5.0
The night was a blast but there were a couple of things that bothered me. At the end of the night our bartender told me double the amount that was actually due, I corrected that after I did my calculations and to me that was dishonest. Also I sent my bartender an e-mail asking if wer could use the service for 3 hours verses 4 but there was no response.Also they bright another bartender along although we discussed a second one our discussions after that were that we would only need one and when I came to the surprise party I did not realize that, the young lady with him was a bartender I thought she was assisting. My point, is I felt tricked just a little and would have appreciated a question like "would you still like another bartender because heres so and so." Something thats all I'm saying.
The night was a blast but there were a couple of things that bothered me. At the end of the night our bartender told me Read more...
The night was a blast but there were a couple of things that bothered me. At the end of the night our bartender told me double the amount that was actually due, I corrected that after I did my calculations and to me that was dishonest. Also I sent my bartender an e-mail asking if wer could use the service for 3 hours verses 4 but there was no response.Also they bright another bartender along although we discussed a second one our discussions after that were that we would only need one and when I came to the surprise party I did not realize that, the young lady with him was a bartender I thought she was assisting. My point, is I felt tricked just a little and would have appreciated a question like "would you still like another bartender because heres so and so." Something thats all I'm saying. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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RSFMagazine
Wedding:
2/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Great work! Kevin understood all of our needs and communciation with him was fast and friendly.

Will definitely hire Kevin again for our next event.

~ Rancho Santa Fe Magazine
Great work! Kevin understood all of our needs and communciation with him was fast and friendly.

Will definitely Read more...
Great work! Kevin understood all of our needs and communciation with him was fast and friendly.

Will definitely hire Kevin again for our next event.

~ Rancho Santa Fe Magazine Read less
Services Used: Catering, Unique Services
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jason
Wedding:
1/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin was the bartender for my wife's 30th birthday party. He was amazing and made the party a huge success. Super professional and very personable with the guests. I would highly recommend him!!
Kevin was the bartender for my wife's 30th birthday party. He was amazing and made the party a huge success. Super Read more...
Kevin was the bartender for my wife's 30th birthday party. He was amazing and made the party a huge success. Super professional and very personable with the guests. I would highly recommend him!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Min
Wedding:
1/7/2012
4.7/5.0
Great service and professionalism!
Great service and professionalism!
Great service and professionalism! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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yoyodyer
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Our Wedding Party was New Years Eve! We had approximately 80 guest! Brian was our Bartender!!!! He was amazing!!! He was dressed professionally! He had a full on bar!!! He mixed drinks, poured champagne, shaked, rattled and rolled!!! He was excellent!!! We had already spent alot on our party and had in our mind what we wanted to spend on a bartender, but you can't put a price on service! He was so worth it and more!!! I would definitley hire him again without hesitation and pay their fee! Definitely call them for a bartender!!!! Thank you Kevin!!!
Our Wedding Party was New Years Eve! We had approximately 80 guest! Brian was our Bartender!!!! He was amazing!!! He was Read more...
Our Wedding Party was New Years Eve! We had approximately 80 guest! Brian was our Bartender!!!! He was amazing!!! He was dressed professionally! He had a full on bar!!! He mixed drinks, poured champagne, shaked, rattled and rolled!!! He was excellent!!! We had already spent alot on our party and had in our mind what we wanted to spend on a bartender, but you can't put a price on service! He was so worth it and more!!! I would definitley hire him again without hesitation and pay their fee! Definitely call them for a bartender!!!! Thank you Kevin!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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shender704
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
On time, on target, great drinks. Great job.
On time, on target, great drinks. Great job.
On time, on target, great drinks. Great job. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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kfish21
Wedding:
12/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Kevin's Bartending Service if you need a bartender at your wedding reception. Lyndsey was assigned to work at our reception and she was amazing!! She was very professional, and also super friendly and fun! She made great drinks and came up with some yummy shots too! I will definitely keep this company in mind for any future party or event!
I highly recommend Kevin's Bartending Service if you need a bartender at your wedding reception. Lyndsey was assigned to Read more...
I highly recommend Kevin's Bartending Service if you need a bartender at your wedding reception. Lyndsey was assigned to work at our reception and she was amazing!! She was very professional, and also super friendly and fun! She made great drinks and came up with some yummy shots too! I will definitely keep this company in mind for any future party or event! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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melany
Wedding:
9/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Kevin and his staff were so great during my wedding on Sept 11, 2011! They were so nice and helpful with everything during the reception. They did such a great job and I will definitely recommend them to everyone that needs a bartender and/or wait staff for their party!
Kevin and his staff were so great during my wedding on Sept 11, 2011! They were so nice and helpful with everything during Read more...
Kevin and his staff were so great during my wedding on Sept 11, 2011! They were so nice and helpful with everything during the reception. They did such a great job and I will definitely recommend them to everyone that needs a bartender and/or wait staff for their party! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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lacostacal
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Best bartending service ever. Kevin went beyond the call of duty. I wait to have another party so we can hire Kevin again!
Best bartending service ever. Kevin went beyond the call of duty. I wait to have another party so we can hire Kevin again! Read more...
Best bartending service ever. Kevin went beyond the call of duty. I wait to have another party so we can hire Kevin again! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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DJC
Wedding:
8/12/2011
4.9/5.0
Everything was amazing. Service was excellent. Bartender went above and beyond our expectations. Only thing I would have done different was selecting my personal favorites for alcohol (I didn't request anything specific). But no one complained, and everyone drank to their hearts content. So, that being said, all went 100% as we planned. I would definitely recommend/contract them for another event. Very professional. Bartender was very approachable.
Everything was amazing. Service was excellent. Bartender went above and beyond our expectations. Only thing I would have Read more...
Everything was amazing. Service was excellent. Bartender went above and beyond our expectations. Only thing I would have done different was selecting my personal favorites for alcohol (I didn't request anything specific). But no one complained, and everyone drank to their hearts content. So, that being said, all went 100% as we planned. I would definitely recommend/contract them for another event. Very professional. Bartender was very approachable. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Ritagrish
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Kevin is great to have at any wedding or event. He is very friendly and fun. Besides this, he can mix very good drinks. I hired his services for my backyard wedding. He helped me with the menu, shopping list and making my event fun.
Kevin is great to have at any wedding or event. He is very friendly and fun. Besides this, he can mix very good drinks. I Read more...
Kevin is great to have at any wedding or event. He is very friendly and fun. Besides this, he can mix very good drinks. I hired his services for my backyard wedding. He helped me with the menu, shopping list and making my event fun. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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nicole
Wedding:
2/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We used Kevin's Bartending Services for our wedding reception. Kevin was our bartender and he was fabulous. We were told by many of our guests that midway through the night he already knew them by name, knew what drink they preferred and when they approached the bar he had already started making it before they arrived. He even noticed when a guest’s drink was approaching empty and would stop by their table with a new one.

We had about 65 guests/alcoholics and the line for drinks was never more than two people long, and he was busy the full five hours but managed to get a little bit of dancing in (see below). He is a very nice guy and smiled and chatted with our guests at the bar all night. He was reasonably priced (Kevin, I hope you made a lot of tips). He went so far above and beyond what I would expect from a bartender.

He also can dance, he got most of our guests to join him on the floor for an excellent electric slide. He was flexible when we had already booked him and needed to change the time and at the end of the night, when we ran out of certain types of alcohol, he didn’t miss a beat and improvised using what we had left to make some amazing drinks.

If you are looking for a bartender contact Kevin’s Bartending Services, the unexpected little things he did really made our reception special.
Thank you so much Kevin,
Nicole & Will
We used Kevin's Bartending Services for our wedding reception. Kevin was our bartender and he was fabulous. We were told Read more...
We used Kevin's Bartending Services for our wedding reception. Kevin was our bartender and he was fabulous. We were told by many of our guests that midway through the night he already knew them by name, knew what drink they preferred and when they approached the bar he had already started making it before they arrived. He even noticed when a guest’s drink was approaching empty and would stop by their table with a new one.

We had about 65 guests/alcoholics and the line for drinks was never more than two people long, and he was busy the full five hours but managed to get a little bit of dancing in (see below). He is a very nice guy and smiled and chatted with our guests at the bar all night. He was reasonably priced (Kevin, I hope you made a lot of tips). He went so far above and beyond what I would expect from a bartender.

He also can dance, he got most of our guests to join him on the floor for an excellent electric slide. He was flexible when we had already booked him and needed to change the time and at the end of the night, when we ran out of certain types of alcohol, he didn’t miss a beat and improvised using what we had left to make some amazing drinks.

If you are looking for a bartender contact Kevin’s Bartending Services, the unexpected little things he did really made our reception special.
Thank you so much Kevin,
Nicole & Will Read less
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