FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are your bartenders certified and insured?

Yes, all bar staff that we provide are Texas Alcohol & Beverage Commission (TABC) certified and our company carries general liability insurance. Our wait staff are Texas Food Handler certified and our security personnel have private security licenses.


2. How many bartenders or servers will I need?

Depending on your event, we generally recommend 1 Bartender for every 60 guests and 1 Server for every 25 guests.

Contact us for specifics.


3. What does your staff wear?

Our staff will dress for the occasion. In general, both bartenders and servers will wear a black, long-sleeve, button-down shirt and black slacks.

If your event has a theme that you wish us to match, let us know! We love to fit in!


4. Does Franny’s Bartending provide the alcohol or can I buy my own?

Along with your beverage consultation, we offer our Shopping Trip option, where we can purchase some or all of your alcohol, mixers, cups and/or ice and bring it with us to your event. Otherwise, we provide you with the details to provide your own.


5. Can I request a signature or special cocktail?

Absolutely! Just let us know what you’re looking for. We can add a signature cocktail to the menu for your event, or we can provide one of our own special drinks.


6. Do you serve non-alcoholic drinks?

Yes, we serve sodas, water, tea, coffee, you name it! We also provide coffee bars, soda bars (which are a hit), apple cider & hot chocolate bar and more.


7. What areas will Franny’s Bartending travel to?

We travel all around the greater Houston metro and BEYOND.

The Woodlands? Sugarland? Baytown? Katy? Downtown? What about Galveston or College Station?

Yes, yes, yes, and yes!

We also service the Austin, Dallas & San Antonio areas as well.

Travel fees may apply.


8. What bartending packages do you offer?

We offer Service Only, All-Inclusive and Custom packages. See “Our Services” page.

All of our packages come with a beverage consultation, general bar tools and personalized decor, 4 hours minimum of service, 1 hour set-up and general liability insurance.

There are many options to add onto your package as well:

Cocktail Tastings, Shopping Trips, Cocktail Servers, Beverage Catering, & more!


9. How do I get a quote?

Visit our “Contact Us” page and fill out the “Contact, Event and Service Information” form. Formal quotes will be sent at your request.


10. Is gratuity included?

Gratuity is not automatically included on your invoice. We will only include a gratuity if you do not want a tip jar to be out on the bar.

If you request No Tip Jar, a gratuity amount will be added to your invoice. If you allow a tip jar to be placed on the bar, or if you wish to take care of the tip after the event, we will not charge a gratuity.


11. Does Franny’s Bartending require a deposit? How do I book my event?

Yes. A 20% deposit is due upon the signature of the Franny’s Bartending Event Service Agreement, which is required to book your date. The full balance is due one week prior to the event date.


12. What types of payment do you accept?

Types of payment accepted are Cash, Credit Card, PayPal and Business Check.

We do not accept personal checks.

Credit Card payments may be made in advance securely through PayPal. Full Payment or any Balance owed is expected to be received one week prior to the event. Staff will arrive on-time, but will not perform any duties until your full payment is received.


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