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”
History of Best Bar None Just like English pubs, Boxing Day and using the word “zed” instead of “zee”, Best Bar None was created in the United Kingdom and exported to Canada. The program was piloted in Manchester in 2003 by police looking for a more innovative and collaborative way to work with bars, pubs and … Continue reading “How Best Bar None Exported to Canada”
Best Bar Award Winners Every Best Bar None accredited bar is simply the best for taking your fun and safety seriously. While every accredited bar is one of the best, some earn the privilege of also being award winners. To be accredited, every bar goes through a rigorous set of standards that ensures licencees comply … Continue reading “Simply the 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”
“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”
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 www.bestbarnone.ca.
Planning to get together with friends and family for St. Paddy’s Day? Getting your green out (and your lucky four leaf clover) to celebrate the big day? The next question you might ask is “where shall we go?” to have a fun night out. There’s a great way to reduce the guesswork with the Best … Continue reading “Find the Perfect St. Paddy’s Celebration”
And why visit an accredited Best Bar? The Best Bar None program originated in the UK in 2006 and launched in Edmonton in 2010. Best Bar None was created to recognize and encourage the bars that prioritize patron and staff safety. Is safety important? We’ve learned that Albertans value safety. Two recent surveys* asked bar-goers … Continue reading “What is Best Bar None?”