We do not carry a liquor license to sell alcohol. The client must secure all permits required for the event. We do not own or sell alcoholic beverages but will provide you with Alcohol variety and quantity recommendations and a shopping list based on the number of guests and type of bar you will be offering. Top Shelf Mobile Bartending is fully insured with liquor liability insurance. Please check with your venue to see if they require a certificate of insurance so we can provide one.


Alcohol will be served in accordance with Maryland State Liquor laws and regulations. The Servicer will not serve alcohol to minors (anyone under the legal age of 21 years). The Servicer will require proof of age (I.D.) for all guests of a questionable age partaking in alcoholic beverages. The Servicer will not be held liable for minors who consume alcohol during the event given by another adult.

Our bartenders are TAM-certified (Techniques of Alcohol Management). However, the host of the event is ultimately responsible for all invited guests and their actions. Top Shelf Mobile Bartending reserves the right to refuse service to any guest(s) who seem to have had too much to drink, per our judgment. Top Shelf Mobile Bartending works with you to make the call.


Service fees do not include gratuity for the bartender, which can be handled one of two ways, you may allow a tip jar to be placed on mobile bartending service bar which is the preferred method, or opt in “hosted gratuity” in which the tip jar is eliminated, and the host pays 20% of the total bill.


All packages require a Non-Refundable retainer of $100.00. The total balance due will need to be paid two (2) weeks before the date of the event. Top Shelf Crew cannot perform any mobile bartending services until full payment is received. The retainer is non-refundable once the date is secured and staff is scheduled. However, you can reschedule with another date up to six (6) months later and use the retainer for the rescheduled event. We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards.