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Shake It Up Bartending

Phoenix , AZ
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LOCATION

842 W. Fairmount Ave
Phoenix, AZ US 85013 (map)

PHONE

480-241-2672

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ABOUT US

Don't get stuck behind the bar or in the kitchen at your own event! Let our professional staff take care of all of your bartending and serving needs. Shake It Up Bartending is Arizona's... Read more
Don't get stuck behind the bar or in the kitchen at your own event! Let our professional staff take care of all of your bartending and serving needs. Shake It Up Bartending is Arizona's Premier Bartending Service, specializing in both staffing and equipment rental. All employees are carefully selected and well trained to accommodate any type of special event. We strive for excellence and except nothing less. Our bartenders are fun and exciting as well as courteous and professional.

Give us a call or fill out a free "Get A Quote" form online. We would love to be a part of your special day!


Jessie Dennerline
Operations Manager
Shake It Up Bartending
http://shakeitupbartending.com
Phone: 480.241.2672 . Fax: 480.275.3491 Read less
Catering

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Cocktail Reception
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Kosher
What is your maximum catering capacity?
5000

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding venue let us BYOB, but I knew for 80 people and wanting a full bar we didn't want our guests to DIY. Shake It UP was great, we buy the booze, they brought the bar, the mixers, cups, ice, tools, etc. I set everything up with Eric ahead of time, he confirmed with me the week before we were good to go, Steve, our bartender called the day of to make sure we didn't need anything else. Steve was great! No complaints on the drinks, he was friendly, and left all the "extras" when he was done. I didn't realize that when you hire a bartender, they have to serve all the booze - but that was my bad, and we worked it all out (we had open wine bottles on teh tables as our table #s) and everyone was happy and well liquored at the end of the night! I would definitely use them again.
Our wedding venue let us BYOB, but I knew for 80 people and wanting a full bar we didn't want our guests to DIY. Shake It Read more...
Our wedding venue let us BYOB, but I knew for 80 people and wanting a full bar we didn't want our guests to DIY. Shake It UP was great, we buy the booze, they brought the bar, the mixers, cups, ice, tools, etc. I set everything up with Eric ahead of time, he confirmed with me the week before we were good to go, Steve, our bartender called the day of to make sure we didn't need anything else. Steve was great! No complaints on the drinks, he was friendly, and left all the "extras" when he was done. I didn't realize that when you hire a bartender, they have to serve all the booze - but that was my bad, and we worked it all out (we had open wine bottles on teh tables as our table #s) and everyone was happy and well liquored at the end of the night! I would definitely use them again. Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
1/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I really enjoyed my bartender. I think his name was eric? He went over and above. He cleaned up empty cups on table and would ask guests if they needed another without being invasive. Super hospitality.
I really enjoyed my bartender. I think his name was eric? He went over and above. He cleaned up empty cups on table and Read more...
I really enjoyed my bartender. I think his name was eric? He went over and above. He cleaned up empty cups on table and would ask guests if they needed another without being invasive. Super hospitality. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.3/5.0
I hope I don't come across in this review as a bride-zilla. I am a pretty easy going bride and i felt as though my wedding was perfect. The only thing lacking was the service by the bartenders. We were thoroughly impressed with the owner of the company whom we met prior to the wedding to review contract and ask questions. He was very nice, informative, and professional. However he was not at the wedding. The two bartenders whom worked the wedding were also very nice, professional, and hard workers who got through long lines very quickly. We paid and reserved a package where we were responsible for the alcohol and Shake It Up was responsible for bar supplies, mixers, sodas, and labor. We as contracted provided more than enough alcohol (actually started sending it home with guests). They however ran out of mixers. Ran out of bottled water before the reception even started. Ran out of cups by 8pm when they were contracted until 11pm. They were asking our guests to go find their old cups if they wanted served another drink. The groom talked with them and they eventually went and bought more. I am understanding of running out of a few things...but cups? And certainly don't make it the guests problem. Anyway, they did well serving, just wish they would have been more prepared. -Gutierrez Bride
I hope I don't come across in this review as a bride-zilla. I am a pretty easy going bride and i felt as though my wedding Read more...
I hope I don't come across in this review as a bride-zilla. I am a pretty easy going bride and i felt as though my wedding was perfect. The only thing lacking was the service by the bartenders. We were thoroughly impressed with the owner of the company whom we met prior to the wedding to review contract and ask questions. He was very nice, informative, and professional. However he was not at the wedding. The two bartenders whom worked the wedding were also very nice, professional, and hard workers who got through long lines very quickly. We paid and reserved a package where we were responsible for the alcohol and Shake It Up was responsible for bar supplies, mixers, sodas, and labor. We as contracted provided more than enough alcohol (actually started sending it home with guests). They however ran out of mixers. Ran out of bottled water before the reception even started. Ran out of cups by 8pm when they were contracted until 11pm. They were asking our guests to go find their old cups if they wanted served another drink. The groom talked with them and they eventually went and bought more. I am understanding of running out of a few things...but cups? And certainly don't make it the guests problem. Anyway, they did well serving, just wish they would have been more prepared. -Gutierrez Bride Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/21/2013
2.8/5.0
The price and communication before the event was good. At the actual event, the bartender was very unprofessional and inexperienced. He didn't know how to serve 100 people, and was not good at knowing where products were. He had my uncles running around and buying extra beer and cups when there were some in the kitchen. I also came to find out that he was rude to some guests and then selective to others. I had a friend telling me he was taking shots with her. He was very unprofessional and I wish I would have known during the wedding because I would have let him know how I felt and contacted this company sooner.
The price and communication before the event was good. At the actual event, the bartender was very unprofessional and Read more...
The price and communication before the event was good. At the actual event, the bartender was very unprofessional and inexperienced. He didn't know how to serve 100 people, and was not good at knowing where products were. He had my uncles running around and buying extra beer and cups when there were some in the kitchen. I also came to find out that he was rude to some guests and then selective to others. I had a friend telling me he was taking shots with her. He was very unprofessional and I wish I would have known during the wedding because I would have let him know how I felt and contacted this company sooner. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
2/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Great company, great service. Thank you for quickly responding to my emails filled with questions. Thanks for making sure we didn't get thirsty at our wedding! Great price. They gave great suggestions!
Great company, great service. Thank you for quickly responding to my emails filled with questions. Thanks for making sure Read more...
Great company, great service. Thank you for quickly responding to my emails filled with questions. Thanks for making sure we didn't get thirsty at our wedding! Great price. They gave great suggestions! Read less
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Jocelyn
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Eric was always quick to answer any questions and concerns that I had. Our bartender for the wedding was Chris and he was great. We were originally going to leave a single bottle of champagne on each table for the toasts but Chris recommended doing table service since our crowd was on the smaller side - he felt this would cut down on wasted champagne and save us some money. Chris did this for us at no additional charge. The portable bar that they use is on wheels so he was able to bring it into one area for the cocktail hour and then wheel it right in for the reception. These guys were great to work with and I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a party in the Phoenix area.
Eric was always quick to answer any questions and concerns that I had. Our bartender for the wedding was Chris and he was Read more...
Eric was always quick to answer any questions and concerns that I had. Our bartender for the wedding was Chris and he was great. We were originally going to leave a single bottle of champagne on each table for the toasts but Chris recommended doing table service since our crowd was on the smaller side - he felt this would cut down on wasted champagne and save us some money. Chris did this for us at no additional charge. The portable bar that they use is on wheels so he was able to bring it into one area for the cocktail hour and then wheel it right in for the reception. These guys were great to work with and I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a party in the Phoenix area. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Outstanding Service! Best Bartenders we've experienced at any event!
Outstanding Service! Best Bartenders we've experienced at any event!
Outstanding Service! Best Bartenders we've experienced at any event! Read less
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Hope
Wedding:
10/6/2012
3.2/5.0
We asked that the bartender to only serve our signature cocktail drinks, and beers at our wedding, and not give out shots. However she took it upon herself to give out shots and so we ran out of ingredients for our cocktails. Everything turned out fine in the end of course, I just think it's unprofessional to not listen to what the customer asks.
We asked that the bartender to only serve our signature cocktail drinks, and beers at our wedding, and not give out shots. Read more...
We asked that the bartender to only serve our signature cocktail drinks, and beers at our wedding, and not give out shots. However she took it upon herself to give out shots and so we ran out of ingredients for our cocktails. Everything turned out fine in the end of course, I just think it's unprofessional to not listen to what the customer asks. Read less
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Tonya
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
the owner Eric was very pleasant to deal with, and Kat (I believe was our bartenders name) was wonderful, and not only do I think so, but several of my guest commented to me about how nice she was but professional at the same tiime. A+++ in my book for the company and the service provided!
the owner Eric was very pleasant to deal with, and Kat (I believe was our bartenders name) was wonderful, and not only do Read more...
the owner Eric was very pleasant to deal with, and Kat (I believe was our bartenders name) was wonderful, and not only do I think so, but several of my guest commented to me about how nice she was but professional at the same tiime. A+++ in my book for the company and the service provided! Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Shake It Up Bartending was AMAZING!! They were so easy to work with and very accommodating with all of my changes prior to the wedding and on the day of. The staff was amazing as well. So professional!! Thanks for making it such a great day!
Shake It Up Bartending was AMAZING!! They were so easy to work with and very accommodating with all of my changes prior to Read more...
Shake It Up Bartending was AMAZING!! They were so easy to work with and very accommodating with all of my changes prior to the wedding and on the day of. The staff was amazing as well. So professional!! Thanks for making it such a great day! Read less
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nandcallen12
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
They made the process easy from start to finish. They customized a plan that suited our needs and met our budget. Eric and his staff were very easy to deal with and were very responsive to all of our concerns. The bar at our wedding reception was first class all the way. Believe me when I say you will not be disappointed when you use their services.
They made the process easy from start to finish. They customized a plan that suited our needs and met our budget. Eric and Read more...
They made the process easy from start to finish. They customized a plan that suited our needs and met our budget. Eric and his staff were very easy to deal with and were very responsive to all of our concerns. The bar at our wedding reception was first class all the way. Believe me when I say you will not be disappointed when you use their services. Read less
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Ben
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.2/5.0
This vendor was one of the preferred vendors by our reception venue. By far the best value of any vendors we visited at the PHX wedding expo so we decided to use them. On the day of the wedding we were told by our guests that he was making drinks a bit on the strong side but apparently they all liked it. My only complaint is that he did not put the correct alcohol in some of the drink mixes. For example, one guest told me he was mixing Vodka with pina colada mix instead of rum. Good value but making a Vodka Colada is inexcusable.
This vendor was one of the preferred vendors by our reception venue. By far the best value of any vendors we visited at Read more...
This vendor was one of the preferred vendors by our reception venue. By far the best value of any vendors we visited at the PHX wedding expo so we decided to use them. On the day of the wedding we were told by our guests that he was making drinks a bit on the strong side but apparently they all liked it. My only complaint is that he did not put the correct alcohol in some of the drink mixes. For example, one guest told me he was mixing Vodka with pina colada mix instead of rum. Good value but making a Vodka Colada is inexcusable. Read less
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LBOJ
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
A coworker recommended Shake it Up to us for our wedding and they did not disappoint. Their website was great to get an idea of what we would need and we didn't have to wait at all for multiple quotes. They were extremely helpful with helping us figure out what we would actually need without trying to over sell us extras that we wouldn't need. The bartenders were great, they were very nice- we got alot of compliments about them from our guests. Right from the start we felt confident with Shake it Up and it was great to not have to worry about that aspect of our big day.
A coworker recommended Shake it Up to us for our wedding and they did not disappoint. Their website was great to get an Read more...
A coworker recommended Shake it Up to us for our wedding and they did not disappoint. Their website was great to get an idea of what we would need and we didn't have to wait at all for multiple quotes. They were extremely helpful with helping us figure out what we would actually need without trying to over sell us extras that we wouldn't need. The bartenders were great, they were very nice- we got alot of compliments about them from our guests. Right from the start we felt confident with Shake it Up and it was great to not have to worry about that aspect of our big day. Read less
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Chet Anderson
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Shake it up was really impressed me with how quick they got back to me. They actually made me feel like they care and that I meant more then just dollar signs to them. Our bartender was very professional and shake it up was by far the best priced service for what you get from the research i did. Wedding ran smooth and they allowed my wife and I to focus on other things. Their bartenders really know what the were doing which made a big difference when dealing with my wife's snobby father and the way he "likes his drinks". Eric, the owner even made my night when he was somehow able to come up with my favorite kind of beer (Dogfish Head) that I cannot find anywhere!! I am will be using shake it up bartending again for our housewarming party!
Shake it up was really impressed me with how quick they got back to me. They actually made me feel like they care and that Read more...
Shake it up was really impressed me with how quick they got back to me. They actually made me feel like they care and that I meant more then just dollar signs to them. Our bartender was very professional and shake it up was by far the best priced service for what you get from the research i did. Wedding ran smooth and they allowed my wife and I to focus on other things. Their bartenders really know what the were doing which made a big difference when dealing with my wife's snobby father and the way he "likes his drinks". Eric, the owner even made my night when he was somehow able to come up with my favorite kind of beer (Dogfish Head) that I cannot find anywhere!! I am will be using shake it up bartending again for our housewarming party! Read less
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jenczar5
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.7/5.0
I am so happy that we went with Shake it up bartending for our wedding!! Both of our bartenders were fantastic! They interacted with our guests and made sure everyone was having a good time! Every time myself or my husband walked up to the bar, they would set our drinks down all ready to go by the time we reached them!! unbelieveable service and if you do your research, unbeatable prices anywhere in this area (phoenix) Thank you!!!!
I am so happy that we went with Shake it up bartending for our wedding!! Both of our bartenders were fantastic! They Read more...
I am so happy that we went with Shake it up bartending for our wedding!! Both of our bartenders were fantastic! They interacted with our guests and made sure everyone was having a good time! Every time myself or my husband walked up to the bar, they would set our drinks down all ready to go by the time we reached them!! unbelieveable service and if you do your research, unbeatable prices anywhere in this area (phoenix) Thank you!!!! Read less
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kadams
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We recently used Shake It Up Bartending for a wedding in Scottsdale. We could not have been more impressed with the professionalism and service we were provided with. We worked with Eric and were pleased with his flexibility throughout our event. Many of our guests commented on the quality bartending. We were grateful for the spotless clean-up they provided as well. Shake It up Bartending is accommodating and affordable and and I would recommend their services for any event!
We recently used Shake It Up Bartending for a wedding in Scottsdale. We could not have been more impressed with the Read more...
We recently used Shake It Up Bartending for a wedding in Scottsdale. We could not have been more impressed with the professionalism and service we were provided with. We worked with Eric and were pleased with his flexibility throughout our event. Many of our guests commented on the quality bartending. We were grateful for the spotless clean-up they provided as well. Shake It up Bartending is accommodating and affordable and and I would recommend their services for any event! Read less
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EC
Wedding:
12/4/2010
2.2/5.0
I was really disappointed with our bartender from Shake it Up Bartending. There were only a few things that weren't perfect on my wedding night and the bartender was one of them. The bartender made one of our signature drinks wrong (was telling guests we didn't have all the ingredients, which wasn't the case) and filling the glasses with so much ice that they were only getting a few sips and had to return right back to the bar. I actually had a guest tell me that he switched to bottled beer so he wouldn't have to keep going back to the bar with the small pours. And we had a TON of alcohol left over, which we should not have had.
I was really disappointed with our bartender from Shake it Up Bartending. There were only a few things that weren't Read more...
I was really disappointed with our bartender from Shake it Up Bartending. There were only a few things that weren't perfect on my wedding night and the bartender was one of them. The bartender made one of our signature drinks wrong (was telling guests we didn't have all the ingredients, which wasn't the case) and filling the glasses with so much ice that they were only getting a few sips and had to return right back to the bar. I actually had a guest tell me that he switched to bottled beer so he wouldn't have to keep going back to the bar with the small pours. And we had a TON of alcohol left over, which we should not have had. Read less
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amybyers102
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.7/5.0
I have used Shake It Up 3 times in the past year. Two of my daughters weddings and for a birthday party. They are so easy to work with, always answer the phone and emails immediately and all 3 bartenders were absolutely great! I couldnt have asked for anything more. I recommend this company to all of my friends and i'll definitely be using them in the future. Thanks guys keep up the good work!
I have used Shake It Up 3 times in the past year. Two of my daughters weddings and for a birthday party. They are so easy Read more...
I have used Shake It Up 3 times in the past year. Two of my daughters weddings and for a birthday party. They are so easy to work with, always answer the phone and emails immediately and all 3 bartenders were absolutely great! I couldnt have asked for anything more. I recommend this company to all of my friends and i'll definitely be using them in the future. Thanks guys keep up the good work! Read less
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MICHAEL
Wedding:
5/21/2010
2.6/5.0
Bartender was late, and very rude. I will never use them for an event or recommend them to others. in fact I have several friends who are getting married who asked who my bartender was, when I said Shake it up-they said good now i know who NOT to go with.
Bartender was late, and very rude. I will never use them for an event or recommend them to others. in fact I have several Read more...
Bartender was late, and very rude. I will never use them for an event or recommend them to others. in fact I have several friends who are getting married who asked who my bartender was, when I said Shake it up-they said good now i know who NOT to go with. Read less
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campme7766
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
All of our friends had great things to say about our bartender. He was very generous with the drinks and had one waiting for me and my husband as soon as we signed the marriage certificate!
All of our friends had great things to say about our bartender. He was very generous with the drinks and had one waiting Read more...
All of our friends had great things to say about our bartender. He was very generous with the drinks and had one waiting for me and my husband as soon as we signed the marriage certificate! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
We used Shake it up Bartending for our wedding in April 2009. Our bartender arrived on time, looked professional. Great service and was reasonably priced!
We used Shake it up Bartending for our wedding in April 2009. Our bartender arrived on time, looked professional. Great Read more...
We used Shake it up Bartending for our wedding in April 2009. Our bartender arrived on time, looked professional. Great service and was reasonably priced! Read less
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tamrn02
Wedding:
3/17/2009
5.0/5.0
After reviewing and pricing Bartending services in the area, this was the best choice. WOW! I'm glad I did. Our bartender was cute as can be, hitting it off with all the guests. He was great at remembering names and what they were drinking. He showed up on time to set up and was completely flexible throughout the night. The bar was fully complete and he didn't run out of anything. Plenty of ice (price this up people, that alone constitutes needing a service). Thanks Eric for being so great from quick communication prior to the event to the great service during the event!
After reviewing and pricing Bartending services in the area, this was the best choice. WOW! I'm glad I did. Our bartender Read more...
After reviewing and pricing Bartending services in the area, this was the best choice. WOW! I'm glad I did. Our bartender was cute as can be, hitting it off with all the guests. He was great at remembering names and what they were drinking. He showed up on time to set up and was completely flexible throughout the night. The bar was fully complete and he didn't run out of anything. Plenty of ice (price this up people, that alone constitutes needing a service). Thanks Eric for being so great from quick communication prior to the event to the great service during the event! Read less
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dmgaz
Wedding:
3/8/2009
5.0/5.0
We hired Shake it up bartending for our wedding reception, we had one server & one bartender. Eric was easy to work with prior to the event and very friendly and professional at the event. The server was excellent as well. They both did a great job and we received many compliments from our guests as well.
We hired Shake it up bartending for our wedding reception, we had one server & one bartender. Eric was easy to work with Read more...
We hired Shake it up bartending for our wedding reception, we had one server & one bartender. Eric was easy to work with prior to the event and very friendly and professional at the event. The server was excellent as well. They both did a great job and we received many compliments from our guests as well. Read less
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