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Reasons to Hire a Professional Bartender for Your Seattle Event

By Tara | May 12, 2022

Are you planning a private party or corporate event in Seattle, Washington? If so, you should seriously consider hiring a professional bartender to serve the drinks. While you may be tempted to tackle bartending yourself, there are several reasons why you shouldn’t. Not only will you be too busy to fully enjoy your event, but…

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By Tara | May 6, 2022

Is Shake Bars & Event Planning licensed and insured? Absolutely! We carry a 2MIL policy, including both general liability and liquor liability. Shake also carries a WA state liquor license, allowing us to provide and sell alcohol for private events in Washington state. Are Shake’s staff licensed? Yes, all of our staff members carry a…

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Questions When You Hire a Professional Bartender

By Tara | March 12, 2022

Are you planning a private party or corporate event in Bellevue, Washington? If so, you may be planning to hire a professional bartender. Doing this will make setup and clean up easier, as well as keep you or your business legally protected. Not all event bartenders equally qualified, however. To ensure that you receive the…

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Finding a Reliable Event Planning Service in Seattle

By Tara | February 12, 2022

Are you looking for a reliable event planning service in Seattle, Washington? Whether you’re preparing for a corporate event or a private celebration, it’s important to find an event planner you can trust. With so many companies to choose from, it can be difficult to know which will suit your needs best. Keep these great…

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Why Host a Cash Bar at Special Events

By Tara | January 12, 2022

Are you planning a private party or corporate event in Mercer Island, Washington? If so, you might be trying to decide what kind of bar service to provide. Make sure you don’t rule out a cash bar as a solution. There are actually a number of great reasons to select this option. It isn’t for…

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What People Are Saying

We have used Shake Bartending for the past two years for our Corporate Events. They are Pros! Very accommodating & efficient, offering their creative input on specialty items customized to our party’s theme. I highly recommend their services, you won’t be disappointed!

—Jen W. (Bellevue, WA)

Shake Bartenders ran our bartending and food service at Facebook Seattle for more than 200 people. I recommend her to other non-profit orgs that need a dependable, competitively priced vendor to run major charity or fundraising events. Tara has a process down which added high-value to our event!
—Al Y. (Seattle, WA)

Shake Bartender's fabulous staff took such great care of all of our guests and exceeded our expectations!
—Christie M. (Seattle, WA)

I used Shake Bartenders for my 30th High School Reunion this summer on the recommendation from a friend. I worked with Tara for all the logistical aspects of our event and she was so easy to work with and quick to respond to all of my questions.

—Dianne U. (Seattle, WA)

The preparation with Shake Bartenders went smoothly and the experience with organizing with them was seamless from beginning to end.

—Corey R. (Seattle, WA)

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