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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

What is Best Bar None?

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?”