Best Bartender for Hire
Columbia University Bartending Agency
At your last party, you figured you’d let the guests mix their own drinks, and what happened? You spent the greater part of the evening fetching cups, opening bottles of wine, and eyeing the ice bucket. Next time, hire a pro -- it's not nearly as expensive as you might think. For almost twenty years, the Columbia University Bartending Agency has been dispatching Ivy League junior mixologists to private parties. For $21 an hour ($23 if you also want the dishes washed), a gracious and just-hip-enough student bartender will arrive at your door in a jacketless tux, set up, and concoct whatever meets your guests’ fancies (you supply the hooch). There’s a four-hour minimum, and it’s advisable to book at least a week in advance.