About Us  

PSA Bartending is run entirely by students at the University of Pennsylvania. We cater to all types of private events in Philadelphia.

Mailbox Location for Checks

Penn Student Agencies 117 Williams Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Memo: {Host Name, Event Date}

Email & Office Phone

Email: pennbartending@gmail.com                   

Office Phone: (215) 898-6815

Bartender Request Form:

Use this form to request our bartenders for your event. We will email you to confirm as soon as possible. 


Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations are accepted without fee up until 48 hours prior to a booked event. To avoid a cancellation fee, notify us at least 48 hours prior to your event to cancel or reschedule.

  • Once the client receives their event contract, PSA Bartending considers this as a booked event under jurisdiction of this policy.

Payment Policy:

  • Event contracts must be paid a minimum of 48 hours before the event. Same day events, or events booked within 48 hours of the start time, must be paid that day by 4:45 PM. Failure to comply to this policy warrants a 15% late fee.


  • We do our best to accommodate events given less than a week's notice, although bartender availability is not guaranteed. Day of requests may not be reached before the event time.

  • Furthermore, PSA bartender availability is reduced during mid May to late August.

Host Name *
Host Name
Mobile Number *
Mobile Number
To be used by your bartender as a point of contact on the day of the event.
Examples: happy hour, cocktail party, gala, reception, professional event, etc.
Event Date *
Event Date
Please indicate the time you would need a bartender only.
- If in a Penn building, please indicate the room number or name. - If at a residential address, please include the floor or apartment number.
Non-Penn affiliated events are subject to an 8% tax to the city of Philadelphia.
Note: If you are paying with a Penn departmental budget code, please submit the number in the comments section of the form. We will not charge the budget code until we have booked your bartender(s).


When will i hear back with availability?

We will get back to you by the end of the week!

how much does it cost to hire a bartender?

Our starting rates are $25 per hour per bartender, plus any additional set up or clean up time.

What if I need more than 30 minutes of set up / clean up time?

Please indicate the amount of time you are requesting within the comments section of the form.

At What time can I expect my bartender to arrive?

Your bartender will arrive 5 - 10 minutes prior to the requested time. If you requested set up time, your bartender should arrive shortly before the indicated time frame.

Who are your bartenders, and how do I know that they are qualified?

All of our bartenders are undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania.  Each student bartender has taken our mixology course, received their TiPS Certification for alcohol safety, and has passed our bartending exam.

Do you provide alcohol or glassware?

Unfortunately, PSA cannot provide alcohol, mixers, garnishes, or glassware for events.  Our bartenders do come prepared with a corkscrew, bottle opener, cocktail shaker and strainer, and speed pourers.