The Dos and Don’ts of Providing Alcohol at an Event

Alcoholic beverages can be a fun and festive addition to your next party or corporate event. If you will be offering bartending services to your guests, however, you will want to take every step that is necessary to ensure that they are able to indulge responsibly. To help you get ready for your next event, here is a quick look at the dos and don’ts of providing alcohol.


Do: Hire a Professional Bartender

Rather than allowing your guests to serve their own alcohol, you should always include a professional bartender at your party. Not only will your bartender provide a welcome addition to your party’s atmosphere, but he or she will also make sure that your guests are consuming drinks at a responsible rate. With help from a bartender, you can rest assured that your guests are not becoming too intoxicated.

Do: Provide Transportation Options

If you plan on serving alcohol at your event, you can help to ensure the safety of your guests by providing them with alternative transportation options. Rather than allowing intoxicated guests to get behind the wheel, you may want to offer a shuttle bus or designated driver. In the event that a guest becomes too intoxicated to drive, you will want to make sure the he or she has a safe transportation option.  

Don’t: Forget About Licensing

Depending on the nature of your event, you may need to obtain a liquor license to serve alcohol to your guests. A professional bartending company can ensure that you have all of the licensing that is necessary to legally serve alcohol to your guests. With the correct license, you will be legally allowed to offer an open bar at your next big event.
For answers to your questions about serving alcohol, contact Professional Bartenders Unlimited by calling (520) 721-1577. From birthday parties to corporate events and more, we offer a complete range of bartending services in the Tucson area. Our experienced bartenders will be there to ensure that you plan a safe and fun event that will create lasting memories.