Top Shelf Bartending Service

Why book Top Shelf Bartending Service?

Top Shelf Mixologist dispatches licensed and certified bartenders to serve guests at private parties, weddings, and other events. These bartenders draw upon decades of experience as they mix together a variety of cocktails and beverages from customer-provided liquor, creating classic drinks or working around a theme. Top Shelf carries both liquor and liability insurance. We also offer Photo Booth Rentals.

We have themed mixology parties - for example the 12 drinks of Christmas, Wonderful World of Whiskey, Cookie Drink Party, Bloody Mary Bar, and Martini Party.

We also have mocktail parties as well.

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Reviews

VERY IMPRESSED!

IAN was GREAT!! I could not have asked for a better person. Great personality and Very professional. My guest loved him. My signature drink for the evening was a hit! TREE-TINI's! I loved it and so did my guest. Thanks so much for making my party a night to remember.

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Reviewer: KATRINA R.
Event: Birthday Party in Columbus, OH
Event Date: Jul 28, 2012
Hired As: Bartender

Response from Top Shelf Bartending Service:

Top Shelf Mixologist is so happy to hear that you had a great event. Ian is just one of many bartenders that make such an evening special. If you would like a signature drink for your event; whether is be a wedding, birthday party, corporate event or fundraiser please give us a call.

Our bartender got changed at last minute so ok

Everything went ok our bartender just got changed last minute which was a little stressful and we liked the first one better

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Reviewer: Lauren K.
Event: Wedding Reception in Columbus, OH
Event Date: Aug 3, 2013
Hired As: Bartender, Bartender

Great Servers!

Personable, helpful and willing to help!

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Reviewer: Joseph H.
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Event: Wedding Reception in Newark, OH
Event Date: Aug 3, 2013
Hired As: Bartender, Bartender

Absolutely top-notch!

Professional, courteous, and way beyond our expectations! We hired a bartender and three servers for our wedding reception. Though we served a buffet dinner, we thought the servers might be helpful for lots of little things like refills, cake service, etc. We didn't imagine they (including the bartender, Barbara) would all be so exceptional. We couldn't be more pleased, and the price was fantastic. Worth every penny, and then some. Highly recommend Top Shelf!

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Reviewer: Jessica W.
Event: Wedding Reception in Columbus, OH
Event Date: Mar 9, 2013
Hired As: Bartender, Wait Staff

Fantastic - great service for a great price!

Ciera, the bartender was amazing - made really delicious tasting drinks, good preparation and clean up afterwards. Susan, the server was terrific too - followed all my instructions to a tee - took care of all of the food, set up, clean up, and even making to go bags of the leftovers. Was wonderful that I could actually enjoy my own party! Would definitely use this service again and recommend to others!

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Reviewer: Rita A.
Event: Holiday Party in New Albany, OH
Event Date: Nov 10, 2012
Hired As: Bartender, Wait Staff

Awesome

Professional punctual and very friendly would use them again in a second I highly recommend them
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Reviewer: Nicholas B.
Event: Wedding Reception in Columbus, OH
Event Date: Sep 22, 2012
Hired As: Bartender

Response from Top Shelf Bartending Service:

Thank you. It was an absolutely pleasure bartending for your event. Congratulations to the both of you!

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 120 - 420 minutes
  • Fee: $100 and up
  • Insurance: We have both general and liquor liability insurance
  • Languages: English

Overview

Our bartenders are empowered to make the freshest, tastiest mixed signature drinks. Our bartenders are the most charismatic, fun, professional mixologists.
We use the newest libations all while using fresh ingredients, healthy ingredients that will awaken your taste buds.
Our bartenders arrive at your event dressed in black tie attire or themed attire.

We can provide you with one bartender or as many as 100 bartenders. No event is too small or too big. We can deliver the best bartenders for any type of functions … Some of our recent gigs have been The Columbus Zoofari, Memorial Tournament, Up on the Roof and more.

Evolution of Spirits
Taste your taste buds on a journey into unexplored territories. Learn the history, feel the burn, of whiskey as it rushed down your throat. Elevate your inner spirits and take a unique ride into the Wonderful world of whiskey.
Other services provided …
Photo booth rental – Capture your memories, acquire your guests smiles, and you will always have reminiscence of your special day.
Casino Parties – What happens at your Casino Event- Stays at the Casino Event. (Unless you post it on Facebook) – We have beautiful professional tables complete with professional unformed dealers
We can provide servers and bar backs.
Professional Dj Services
Speed competitions
Crafted Menus

Additional Booking Notes

I provide a portable bar, with your booking of Top Shelf Mixologist at no extra cost.I can also provide ice bins and coolers for you drinks, The portable is lighted and skirted. It is decorated with decor and can match any color theme. We have lighted fountains for your drinks to flow. We have chocolate fountains for rental. Above all, I have the passion to make your bartending event personalized; from every guest you have to every drop I pour. It truly comes from the heart. (That may sound silly) but it is truely how I feel.

Top Shelf Bartending Service

Top Shelf Mixologist is located in Columbus, however the service travels up to a 60 mile radius. Top Shelf Mixoligst provides our customers with professional, fun and personable bartenders. Whether its one bartender or 100, we will ensure nothing but the best for your event. We have organized and planned weddings, private parties and catering events for 6000 plus people. If you can't get satisfaction get shotisfaction with Top Shelf Mixologist- where you call your own shots!

We have organized and provided bartenders for Up on the Roof at OSU and the Columbus Zoofari (they have already invited us back for next year)

I am also the instructor and director of ABC Bartending School in Columbus. I've been teaching and bartending from nightclubs to hotels and major events for over 20 years.

Are you ready for an ultimate experience? How about the Wonderful World of Whiskey? Feel the burn, sample the flavors of Whiskey. Can you taste the difference between an Irish, Canadian, American, Tennessee, Bourbon, or Scotch? You will get a sampling of Whiskey in an appetizer and a dessert, and learn some yummy recipes as well. We will also show you some basic flair moves. Watch out Tom Cruise, you have some competition!


We can also provide Monte Carlo Nights with your choice of Blackjack, Craps, Poker and Roulette.

The team providing the talent:

Barbara Jones

Event Organizer

Ken Jones

Event Organizer

Influences & Inspiration

My influence comes from my passion of bartending. I enjoy the interaction with the guests. I really enjoy creating new, exciting signature drinks. I have taught bartending courses for over 20 years, as well as worked in several bars and hotels in California, Chicago and Columbus.

Setup Requirements

Alcohol, ice, cups and garnishes are provided by the client

I provide a portable bar, with your booking of Top Shelf Mixologist at no extra cost. The portable is lighted and skirted. It is decorated with decor and can match any color theme.

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