67 Mt Auburn Street
Photo by Jon Day.
HSA Bartending and Waitstaff Services provides waitstaff and TIPS- certified bartenders for your party, reception, or wedding. With forty years of experience, we are fully prepared and excited to help you with any event. Our bartending team also comes fully insured with liquor liability insurance.
HSA is a great choice not just because of our professionalism and flexibility, but because the majority of our employees are students at the University. Your party, then, is helping support the cause of higher education!
All of our bartenders are TIPS-certified, the level of certification needed to serve alcohol in Massachusetts. In addition, Harvard Student Agencies, Inc., also carries liquor liability insurance, available upon request for your event.
As a student-run agency, we offer competitive pricing at $35/hr per bartender or waitstaffer. We also offer a non-profit discount. If you are a registered 501(c)(3), please let us know and we will apply the discount to your order.
Please note that we do not provide the alcohol, only the bartending. This allows you the flexibility of setting your own budget for liquor costs and the comfort of knowing that you will not end up with a larger bill than you were expecting.
We must be hired for two hours minimum length. Additionally, we require a 48-hour minimum notification to staff your event. Finally, if you cancel your order within 72 hours of your event, you will be subject to a $40 cancellation fee.
If your event is within a 5 mile radius of Harvard Square, there will be no fees related to staff transportation. Beyond that, transportation charges are based on the cost of travel (by public transportation or other necessary means) for our bartenders and waitstaff.
You can make a reservation at http://hsr.hsa.net/pages/harvard-bar-services