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Frequently Asked Questions!

General FAQ:

What is the Bartender Relief Program?

The Bartender Relief Program(BRP) is an online marketplace for hosts and participants to financially support bartenders during the pandemic. Bartending is hard to do without an in-person audience, and in these times where virtual is the new actual, many bartenders are out of work. At Stirred, we wanted to help this struggling community. The Bartender Relief Program is a platform that allows bartenders to continue to be compensated for what they do best through recipes and leading virtual happy hours. 

What is Stirred?
We’re a community of hosts, bartenders, and service providers dedicated to creating magical experiences for your cocktailing occasions. We’ve created a platform that connects everything you need to do just that!


What is a Virtual Happy Hour?
A virtual happy hour is an event organized by a host where they can invite friends, family, or coworkers to enjoy a cocktail together on a virtual conference call. A host can hire a bartender to come up with a cocktail recipe and teach the group to make it themselves while actually attending the organized event. The bartender functions as a guide and consultant for cocktail making and makes the virtual happy hour experience closer to the in-person one. After the bartender has shown the group how to make the cocktail they will exit the video call and leave everyone to enjoy their drink!


How do I make a Profile?
Making a profile is super easy! You first have to click your initials in the top right-hand corner and select the profile option. Then you hit edit profile, fill in your information, and hit save!


Bartender FAQ:

How do I join?
After signing up and creating your profile select the "open your virtual bar" button. To post a listing click the "open your virtual bar" again and fill in the information accordingly. Stirred requires bartenders to be verified before posting any listings so your listing will not be available for public view at first. It should be verified and public within 24 hours of your posting. For more information on posting a listing click the links below!

Posting a "Bartender Facilitated Happy Hour" listing

Posting a "Cocktail Recipe Guide" listing


How do I get paid?
In order to receive the money for your bartending service, you will have to set up either a PayPal business account or a Stripe account.


How do I invite other bartenders?
Wanna invite friends? Just click the "More" menu in the top right hand corner and select the invite option! 


How many cocktails should I list for the cocktail guides?
We recommend at least 5, but you can have as many specialties as you would like!


How do I create a listing?
To post a listing click the "open your virtual bar" again and fill in information accordingly. For more information on posting a listing click the links below:

Posting a "Bartender Facilitated Happy Hour" listing

Posting a "Cocktail Recipe Guide" listing


Host FAQ:

How do I communicate with my bartender?
 One of the unique features of this marketplace is that you can communicate straight through the platform! Just go to a listing and hit the contact button! It should take you to a chat and you can send and receive messages from bartenders here! 


Why does the profile ask for what is in my “bar”?
Stirred asks for what is in your “bar” so that bartenders can pick a cocktail that not only suits your event, but also the things that you may already have in your home!


How do I book a Virtual Happy Hour?
For more information check out this video on booking Virtual Happy Hours! 


How do I pay my Bartender?
After selecting a bartender and service hit the request button and you can pay using a credit card or other payment services. This will initiate the payment, but it will not move into its next steps until the bartender has confirmed the service, and Stirred will not release the payment until a host has completed the order. Note: Hosts have 24hrs after receiving a recipe, or finishing a virtual happy hour to complete the order.  


What is my role as a host?
Hosts are in charge of three important things for the bartender relief program. The first is setting up and coordinating a virtual happy hour or the purchase of a recipe with the bartender. A host is also responsible for paying the bartender. Finally, hosts are in charge of inviting guests to the virtual happy hour as well as starting and managing the video call.


What does it mean to purchase a cocktail recipe guide?
A cocktail recipe guide is a way for hosts and participants to still support bartenders without committing the time to a virtual happy hour. You essentially purchase a specialty recipe from a bartender and then enjoy it whenever it’s convenient for you!


Why should I have a VHR?
Social solitude has been tough on all of us, and while a virtual happy hour can never replace an in-person one, inviting a bartender creates an experience reminiscent of the real thing. Whether your virtual event is for corporate colleagues or close companions, hiring a bartender will bring some of the magic that makes social interaction special straight to your desktop.


Participant FAQ:

How do I tip?

No tipping but you can always show support by purchasing a recipe or hosting a virtual happy hour of your own!


What do I have to do as a participant?
Show up and make a drink!


How can I get more involved? 
If you want to continue to support bartenders the easiest ways to do it is by purchasing a recipe, but if you want to go even further then host your own virtual happy hour and invite more people to get involved in the bartender relief program! 


How do I book my own Virtual Happy Hour?

If you want to continue to support bartenders the easiest ways to do it is by purchasing a recipe, but if you want to go even further then host your own virtual happy hour and invite more people to get involved in the bartender relief program!