The Bar Fly ES&P
"Where there is always a party going on"
4408 Spicewood Springs Road
Austin, TX 78759  | map
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  • Quality of Service:  2.0
  • Responsiveness:  4.0
  • Professionalism:  1.0
  • Value:  1.0
  • Flexibility:  2.0
We had high hopes, based on our meetings with Tamalia as she was professional, courteous and accommodating. But the execution was very poor. The Barfly was our worst performing vendor at our event. We asked that drinks be available to the guest prior to the service. This didn't happen for multiple reasons. 1. They were late setting up. 2. They didn't communicate or remember this request, so the guests were flat out denied their request for a drink prior. 3. The second bartender was unable to make the most basic drinks.

Very dissapointing. And probably the only complaint I heard from our guests. Repeatedly.
The Bar Fly ES&P responded with the following comments:
We are very shocked and sad about this review, since we (I Tamalia) where given such high praises through out the whole evening from the bride, groom and guest. Our arrival time 1hr 1/2 before contracted time and we stayed and help the family clean up past our contracted time. I have gone through all correspondence and there is nothing stating a early cocktail hour. All our bartenders are licensed and have many years of experience.
Wedding: 12/23/2010
Services Used: Event Rentals & Photobooths
4.8 out of 5.0
4.8/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  4.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
I would highly recommend The Bar Fly. We had some trouble getting our initial inquiries answered, but the night of the wedding they were flawless. The person I spoke to on the phone to set it all up was very helpful. The wait staff were inobtrusive and efficient and the bartenders were courteous and professional. The Bar Fly was an important part of making the wedding go smoothly.
Wedding: 05/29/2010
Services Used: Unique Services (Other)
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
The event staff we hired to help with our wedding was A-MAZING! I still was raving to my husband, after our honeymoon, about them - and was so thankful we used the services to help with our reception. Everyone - from the servers to the bartender - made sure we were taken care of. I don't know how he did it, but the bartender managed to keep my wine glass full all night - and the rest of the wedding guests equally satiated, whether they needed wine, beer, champagne or soda. The rest of the group was equally gracious - clearing up and helping with set up, without needing to even ask. The manager (I'm so sorry - I forgot all their names - it's the wine!) was incredibly sweet, and when we didn't know what to do (admittedly, cutting the cake) - she swooped in and took care of everything. I would use them for any event in a heartbeat, recommend them with no question - and am actually glad this opportunity came up, as I included them on my list of "thank you's" to send. Thank you for helping make our wedding a truly memorable occassion for us all!
Wedding: 05/27/2010
Services Used: Unique Services (Other)
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
The Bar Fly was absolutely wonderful!!! We retained DJ, bartending, & security services and couldn't have been more pleased with the entire staff.
Tamalia Jones provided our wedding-day-of coordinating for an amazing price! We couldn't have had such a successful day without her. We highly recommend TBF to anyone for their next big event.

John & Heidi Momberger
Wedding: 03/28/2010
Services Used: DJ, Unique Services (Other)
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
The Bar Fly was a dream to work with! Their bartenders were friendly and personable and did a great job. And I must have flaked on the security because when Tamalia called to confirm, she didn't have us contracted for a security guard (which was required by our venue). This was the Monday before the wedding (and the Monday before Thanksgiving) at about 8 pm. I was in a total panic! But low and behold when I checked my email Tuesday morning, she had a security guard for me and everything was ready to go! Whew! She really saved us! If you need a bartender (which I highly recommend... especially so people don't open 300 bottles of wine and leave them 1/2-empty on the tables) or a security guard, The Bar Fly is the vendor for you!
Wedding: 11/28/2009
Services Used: Unique Services (Other)
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
The Barfly provided amazing service the day of my wedding. I had a small outdoor wedding and used their services for tending bar and help serving the food. The 2 women that showed up were helpful and attentive and I could not have asked for better service. Tamalia was very helpful in arranging for these services. Would definitely recommend and use them again.
Wedding: 06/06/2009
Services Used: Catering
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  2.5
  • Responsiveness:  3.5
  • Professionalism:  3.5
  • Value:  4.5
  • Flexibility:  3.5
Everything started out really well with BarFly. I got great recommendations from friends and others, the response was on point, the price was great, they were flexible and offered rentals and were easy to work with. Leading up to the big day, it became a little harder to coordinate specifics and then day of they were no there on time, which lead to certain things not being fulfilled and hearing poor feedback. They didn't seem to staff adequately and there weren't enough glasses even though they knew ahead of time the head count. We did voice our concerns after the day and received an apology and follow up apology letter with a refund for the late servers. Overall, I would say use them but be aware and on top of them the days leading up to your wedding to make sure they are staffed and supplying what you need. Price was good and servers were friendly.
The Bar Fly ES&P responded with the following comments:
Client did voice two concerns. One that server arrived 15 minute late and that a recycle tub was delivered but not used as requested. We explained to client that server had volunteered to meet delivery truck to pick up their rentals, due to another client not being at another venue at scheduled time and we did not want their rentals to arrive after ceremony began. Staff was tipped very well and told they did excellent job. We refunded client for the 15 mintues server was late and for the recycle tub.
Wedding: 05/09/2009
Services Used: Catering, Event Rentals & Photobooths
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