Professional, insured, experienced, and personable, Joe the Bartender has served at the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, O.C. Barber Anna Dean Farm, Crown Point, Studio 526, Hale Farm, Hower House, Temple Israel, MAPS Museum, Black Wolf Lodge, the Akron Art Museum, Brookside Farm, Summit Art Space, Conrad Botzum Farm, the Akron Zoo, with multiple area caterers and at many private affairs.
Pre-event bar set-up -- Post-event bar pack-up -- Beverage Consultation
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Reviews and ratings made Joe stand out, and let me say, he was spectacular! If I could give him 100 stars, I would. He was extremely helpful, friendly, and a hit among the guests at our wedding. He is professional in every way and serves with a smile. If a bartender is what you need, go with Joe!
Joe is the epitome of a fantastic bartender! He arrived in plenty of time to not only set up but help with last minute party issues. He was extremely sociable with all my guests and went out of his way to be sure everyone was served and happy. He was willing to stay later than planned and cleaned up impeccably! My guests continue to compliment his skill and personality! He will be a for sure rehire at all my future events!
Joe was thoughtful and kind with great service. He made our graduation party during Covid19 a hit and all felt safe with one individual handling all the drinks .
We used Joe for our wedding this past September and he was nothing short of amazing. I can't begin to describe the level of excellence this man brings to an event. We had a major shortage of catering staff show up and Joe went far above and beyond to fill in wherever he was needed. He also made sure that the head table was taken care of at all times along with the parents etc. If you want 5 star service this is your guy. Very reasonably priced and very knowledgeable on alcohol selections, Joe brought an energy to our event that was felt by everyone. Thank you so much for your incredible work ethic and personality!
Response from Joe the Bartender:
Being a part of Jennifer and your wedding was a privilege, Brent. I truly enjoyed serving your family and friends, and thank you for the opportunity and your generosity. Looking forward to working with you both again when you're in town! Congratulations, and best of luck.
Joe was an amazing bartender for my wife’s 50th birthday party. He called me beforehand to help plan beverages and logistics, and followed up to offer assistance or answer any questions before the big day. At the event, he capitalized on slow periods to round up trash and he helped clean up the decorations and leftovers at the end of the night. The best part about hiring Joe was his personality - he’s such a great, funny guy, a fantastic bartender (and voice actor), and he really felt like one of our friends from the very start. I would recommend Joe for any occasion.
Disclaimer: The included picture is of Joe with my sister (who is not 50).
I've heard nothing but compliments all around for Joe's services. I and others highly recommend Joe and we'll be using his services in the near future for other events.
Thank you Joe for making this so easy and fun!
Joe went above and beyond for our daughter's wedding! He was super personable, funny & helpful in every way he could be. He was like having an old friend bartend for us. Amazing job!!!
Got to meet Joe last night at my nieces wedding. LOVE HIM !! Don't look any further for your bartending needs. This guy does it all.
We hired Joe to bartender at our wedding and he did an amazing job! He made everything so easy for us, and all of our guests loved him!
I couldn’t have asked for a better bartending experience. Joe was simply superb!! I would hire him for every bartending occasion. He is professional, helpful and my guests enjoyed him!
Response from Joe the Bartender:
Thank you, Alisha. It was a pleasure serving your friends and family!
Joe was professional and engaging with the guests
Very timely, quick setup, very knowledgeable and worked hard to satisfy everyone's request. He kept the hosts informed about product levels and possible problems.
Everybody loved him at the party! Great bartender. Professional and did a great job.
Joe was awesome! Pre-event he consulted the party need at least 3 different phone calls. He never made me feel as though we were bothering him. Not only did he learn all 40+ names of our guests and drinks, he would get out clear tables and help clean up. He was so much more than a bartender for our event. Normally I don’t review anything but he’s that good.
Joe made our party a hit! I had guests calling and texting the following day telling me how wonderful he was. Joe called a week before the party to review our venue and expectations. He gave us some advice through his experience. The day of the party he arrived early and set up a beautiful bar presentation. He was very personable and helpful. When the bar slowed down he was walking around asking party goers if he could refresh their drinks and disposed of any dirty glasses. He also handed me a couple of drinks at the right time! Toward the end of his shift he helped clean up not only drink related items but food items too! He’s a very hard worker and a great guy! We’re hiring him next year for my daughters party!
Joe the bartender was amazing at our wedding. I think half the people at our wedding now consider Joe a close, personal friend! He was very helpful before our event in assisting us with the shopping list as we were purchasing our own alcohol. He was very professional. but he was so much more than a regular bartender. He remembered everyone's drink orders, and even delivered drinks to people with mobility issues even though he was manning the bar by himself. He got along great with all the guests and other staff at our wedding. I would hire him again in a second, and highly recommend him. 6/5 stars :)
We honestly weren't sure what we should expect from booking a bartender online. We were so beyond pleased with Joe the Bartender. He truly exceeded our wishes beyond measure.
From the beginning Joe was communicative, easy-to-reach, and completely open to whatever we threw his way. It was so easy to arrange a time to speak with him. We didn't even know what kind of bar we were having until a couple weeks before the wedding, and he was so flexible about it! We had a couple phone call meetings where Joe listened to our questions and concerns and provided his professional opinion, all while being completely open to our ideas as well. He walked through every detail with us so that we were completely at ease. He checked with us to be sure that his attire matched the style of the wedding. He even offered to pick up ice for us on the day of the wedding!
Joe was punctual, professional, and fun! Throughout the night Joe went above and beyond what we planned with him. He made sure that the head table had full glasses and new drinks whenever we needed them without us even having to ask. Any time there wasn't a line at the bar, Joe was walking around with bottles of wine providing table side service to our guests. He made sure absolutely everyone was taken care of. Not only was his service phenomenal, but his personality was just so much fun. Joe brought so much joy to us and our guests.
Our guests are still talking about Joe the Bartender, all the time! We have had multiple people ask where we found him as well as compliment his service and personality. If we have another event in the future, we will definitely try to book Joe the Bartender again. He is an AMAZING value for what you pay. We are not exaggerating when we say we could not have asked for a more perfect experience with our wedding bartender.
Joe was amazing. He was an excellent bartender and very easy to work with before and during our wedding. But, in addition to that, he is so personable, he was almost like part of the entertainment. I had many guests say how much fun they had talking with Joe. He handled drinks for our wedding of 100 people by himself and everyone was happy.
We can’t begin to describe how kind, well spoken, helpful, caring, and AWESOME joe is!!!! Not only is he the best bartender.... he’s just simply the best PERSON you’ll ever meet!
Response from Joe the Bartender:
Thank you for the kind words, Anna and Adam, and for letting me part of your celebration. Congratulations!
Joe serious was amazing! He was great with all of my guests! He even made up special non-alcohol drinks up for my expecting mother’s so they could feel like they were a part of the festivities! He truly exceeded our expectations!
Joe is a outgoing bartender. He is very personable and professional. I would definitely hire him again and ask that you would too. He blends in with the crowd and leaves as part of your family.
Having Joe the Bartender at our wedding was more than we could have ever asked for! As soon as we got in contact with him he was so friendly and responsive. He went above and beyond during the wedding by filling our drinks, clearing tables, checking in with guests, etc. We, as well as our families and friends, can't say enough wonderful things about Joe. We would hire him again in a heartbeat!!!
Joe Cali is a professional. He is pleasant and nice and is a nice touch to complement any social gathering. I recommend Joe.
Very pleased with Joe. Very professional and handled everything. Would be happy to provide a reference for Joe.
Joe was really good to work with he was responsive to all of our needs and our guests loved him. I would book again in a heartbeat.
Joe tended our wedding yesterday, April 23, 2016. He was professional and fun. Sociable and friendly. He was EXACTLY what we wanted in our bartender. Everyone at our wedding is still raving about him today. He has the perfect personality to keep everyone happy. Would (and will!) recommend him to everyone I know!!
We had an event at our home with 65 people on a Saturday afternoon and Joe was fantastic. He kept up with the demands of our thirsty group and was professional and polite the entire time. I highly recommend Joe for any event where you require a bartender.
Joe was awesome! ! All of our guests said how friendly he was and we agree! So happy we picked Joe for our wedding! Most definitely would recommend him!!!!
Joe did a great job at our reception! He also met with us and made use feel very at ease and answered a lot of questions about what we need to provide for him and what he would be able to do. We went into the wedding with no worries that the bar would be handled well and it was! Thank you Joe!!! I would recommend him to anyone needing a bar tender! He really knows what he is doing!
Response from Joe the Bartender:
Thank you so much, Brandy. Your wedding was terrific, and it was great meeting with your in-laws and all your fun guests. Let's do it again!
Joe did a wonderful job. Everyone loved him. He was profession but fun.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 420 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Liquor liability
What to Expect
- Pre-event bar set-up
- Post-event bar pack-up
- Beverage consultation
Personable, efficient, effective.
Joe the Bartender is a liquor-liability insured, TIPS-trained private bartender in the Akron-Medina area, who’s served over 150 events at the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area's Happy Days and Hines Hill Centers, Hale Farm, Ricciardi’s Tree Farm, Allardale Lodge, Temple Israel, the MAPS Museum, Crown Point, the Massillon Women’s Club, the Barn at Wolf Creek, Studio 526, Buffalo Creek Retreat, the O.C. Barber Anna Dean Farm, Black Wolf Lodge, the Akron Art Museum, Brookside Farm, Silver Springs Lodge, the Akron Zoo, with multiple area caterers and at many private affairs.
Upcoming Booked Events
|July 10, 2021 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Graduation|
|July 25, 2021 • 5:00pm - 10:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 09, 2022 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|June 12, 2021 • 5:30pm - 10:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 15, 2021 • 8:00pm - 11:30pm||House Party|
|July 25, 2020 • 4:30pm - 11:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 18, 2020 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||Graduation|
|June 19, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Graduation|
|January 04, 2020 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Birthday Party|
|November 20, 2019 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 18, 2019 • 4:30pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 07, 2019 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 24, 2019 • 4:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 19, 2019 • 4:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 22, 2019 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 15, 2019 • 5:30pm - 9:00pm||Graduation|
|April 13, 2019 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 22, 2018 • 4:00pm - 9:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 21, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 24, 2018 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||House Party|
|October 20, 2018–October 21, 2018 • 5:00pm - 12:00am||House Party|
|September 29, 2018 • 5:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|September 21, 2018 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 08, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 18, 2018 • 6:30pm - 11:30pm||Birthday Party|
|August 04, 2018 • 4:30pm - 9:30pm||Graduation|
|July 21, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 30, 2018 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 23, 2018 • 4:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 06, 2018 • 4:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 15, 2017 • 5:00am - 11:00am||Wedding Reception|
|August 19, 2017 • 5:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 22, 2017 • 3:30pm - 10:00pm||Graduation|
|June 10, 2017 • 5:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 09, 2017 • 4:30pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 14, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Product Promotion|
|December 10, 2016 • 3:00pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|November 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Fundraiser|
|June 04, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 23, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|October 24, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|October 10, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 03, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|October 18, 2014||Private Party|
|September 20, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|September 06, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|May 23, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|March 01, 2014||Birthday Party|
|June 09, 2013||Graduation|