Best Bar Blog

Calgary’s best bars recognized by BBN

7th Annual Calgary BBN Accreditation & Awards Event Calgary’s best bars, BBN program partners and community stakeholders gathered at Palace Theatre on June 19, 2018, for the 7th Annual Best Bar None Accreditation and Awards event. This year, 62 bars in nine different categories were recognized for prioritizing staff and patron safety, responsible liquor service, … Continue reading “Calgary’s best bars recognized by BBN”

Vote for your favourite BBN Calgary bar

The BBN People’s Choice Awards Which of Calgary’s leading Best Bar None establishments make you feel safe, welcomed and appreciated? Now is your chance to show some appreciation to your favourite businesses! Vote Now  The BBN People’s Choice Awards gives Calgarians a chance to acknowledge their favourite Best Bar None bars that regularly go above … Continue reading “Vote for your favourite BBN Calgary bar”

Raise your Mocktails for Dry9 and Best Bar None

Find out what mocktails the professionals are serving at their Best Bar None accredited bars. One of the many ways bars provide responsible liquor service – and also great options for guests – is to provide non-alcoholic drink options (mocktails) on their menus. Many bars have discovered that offering innovative, creative and tasty mocktails provides … Continue reading “Raise your Mocktails for Dry9 and Best Bar None”

Bystander intervention training launched in Edmonton

“5 Minute Friend” bystander intervention training On Thursday, April 5, 2018, 5 Minute Friend, a new bystander intervention training program was unveiled that will empower and train bar staff and management to identify and successfully intervene to prevent sexual violence in a bar environment. The “5 Minute Friend” bar industry bystander intervention training program is the … Continue reading “Bystander intervention training launched in Edmonton”

Where Calgary spotlights Best Bar None

Calgary freelance writer, Don Tse, wrote an article in the March/April issue of Where Calgary magazine. The article spotlights the Best Bar None program as well as the Best Bar Finder, a search tool that allows users to find accredited bars. Find out more info on the program and our convenient finder at