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Vote today for your favourite BBN Grande Prairie bars!

Introducing the BBN Grande Prairie People’s Choice Awards   The people of Grande Prairie have an opportunity to tell us about their favourite bars. Now is your chance to show some appreciation to your favourite businesses! Vote Now  The Best Bar None (BBN) People’s Choice Awards gives Grande Prairie residents a chance to salute their … Continue reading “Vote today for your favourite BBN Grande Prairie bars!”

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”

Simply the best, bar none!

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!”

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