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Q: Can I purchase my own product and just hire you to Bartend?

A: Only if you are Hosting your event at a non-commercial facility such as your own property / home or Corporate location.  

Q: What happens to all of the alcohol when the bar closes ?

A: All alcohol goes home with the customer at the close of the event.  It is against the law to bring any alcohol back to the store.  

Q: Am I charged by the person, by the bottle....? How does that work ?

A: Bars by Butch will charge you for all mixers/set-ups on a pr. person basis and bartenders, insurance, gratuities & delivery fees on an as-needed, individual basis and all al
cohol is billed seperately with all sales being final - NO  RETURNS.  Please keep in mind that we have been doing this for a very long time and that our estimates on quantities of alcohol are very accurate, usually with-in $ 100.00 - $ 150.00 and this helps to ensure that you are not purchasing alcohol that will not be used.  We can always bring more products but only with your approval first.

Q: How much of a deposit is required ?

A: A $ 250.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date with our company which you may mail to us at 269 Valley Ave. SW in Grand Rapids, Mi. 49504 payable to Bars by Butch.  All final Bar menu choices are made 3 to 4  weeks proir to your event at which time 95% of your estimate will need to be paid.

Q: What form of payment is accepted for my deposit ? 

A: Bars  by  Butch will accept a  personal check, cash, money order or for a 4 % fee take a credit card.

Q: Can we close the Bar during the Dinner hour ?

A: Yes you can. This is your event and we will listen to your suggestions and/or ideas of how you want the evening to proceed.  However, we would like to recommend that at the very least the Bar remains open to serve your guests non-alcoholic items so that they are not stuck with drinking water only with their meal.  In the event that you want to close the Bar completely you will still be charged all Bartending fees for the time you have the Bar shut down.

Q: Do you allow " shots " at the Bar or pitchers of beer to go out ?

A: NO - We do not serve " SHOTS " of any kind because of the high risk of liability we take on when serving alcohol and we don't allow pitchers to leave the Bar area as we are not able to monitor who will be drinking from them. 

Q: Do you have partners that you work with...Halls, Food Caterers, D.J's, Cakes, etc. ?

A: Yes we do.  Here are some of our Partners ...

Cheney Place - www.thecheneyplace.com                                             
Glen-eagle Golf Club -  www.playgleneagle.com
Post Family Farm - www.postfamilyfarm.com
West Walker Sportsmans' Club - 616 - 453 - 5081
The Masonic Temple - 616 - 459 - 6401
The Witts' Inn - 616 - 987 - 9488, Cathy
The River Edge ( Lowell ) - 616 - 897 - 5928, Brenda / Bill
The Chapel at Noel ( Jamestown ) - 616 - 298 - 5584,  Jason
The Centennial Barn ( Wayland ) - 616 - 889 - 4232  Ami
 Hydrangea Blu ( Rockford ) - 616 - 706 - 8310  Katy
The Gathering LLC ( Allegan ) - 616 - 566 - 5191  Phyllis
Rustic Rouge Barn ( Marne ) 616 - 438 - 2468  Traci
Benjamins Barn ( Cedar Springs ) - 616 - 299 - 5245  Barb 
Old Stonegate Farms - www.oldstonegatefarms.com


 DJ ' s  
 Moonlighting -
 Celebration Entertainment - www.celbrationentertainment.biz
 Complete Music - www.grandrapidsdj.net

 Food Caterers  
 YoChefs' Catering Co. -
 Kangaroo Kitchen - www.kangarookitchengr.com 
 Chef Tommy Fitzgerald -
 Catered Creations - www.cateredcreationsinc.com
 Adeline Leigh Catering - www.adelineleigh.com


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Bars by Butch

Butch and Lou have been in the Bar Service Business for over 40 Years.

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