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75 establishments are the best spots for a safer and more enjoyable night out

Best Bar None 8th Annual Edmonton Accreditation & Awards Night

75 Edmonton bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants received Best Bar None accreditation for their commitment to higher service and safety standards.

Establishments that demonstrated outstanding commitment to make their nightspot a safer environment were recognized at the 8th annual Best Bar None Edmonton Accreditation & Awards Night on November 22 at the Santa Maria Goretti Centre. This year’s winners include:

  • Bar/Lounge: Central Social Hall
  • Hotel Bar: The Lion’s Head Pub – Radisson, Edmonton South
  • Restaurant and Bar: Provincial Kitchen and Bar
  • Restaurant and Bar - Separate Lounge: Boston Pizza Lounge (Mill Woods)
  • Small Pub: Kelly’s Pub
  • Pub: Hudson Canada’s Pub (Whyte Avenue)
  • Large Pub: O’Byrne’s Irish Pub
  • Club: The Ranch Roadhouse
  • Campus: The Nest Taphouse Grill (NAIT)
  • Casino: Century Casino

“Congratulations to all the winners and accredited establishments for their commitment to provide patrons a safer and enjoyable experience. Over the past eight years, the continued success of this program is a result of collaboration between industry and our partners, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Police Service, who are helping to address alcohol-related harms and promote responsible consumption.”

Alain Maisonneuve, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, AGLC.

In addition to this year’s accredited establishments and award winners, patrons can find out which venues are Best Bar None accredited through an easy-to-use that allows users to filter by favourite amenities. A refresh was done for the Best Bar None website which will launch December 13 and be part of AGLC’s DrinkSense brand.

"I'd like to acknowledge the bars, pubs, hotel bars, restaurants and clubs that have achieved Best Bar None accreditation. Participation in Best Bar None is voluntary and becoming accredited is a time-intensive process. Those who have chosen to participate are showing their commitment to considerate business practices and care of their patrons. I thank you, the City thanks you."

Scott McKeen, Councillor, City of Edmonton

“The BBN partnership works for the Edmonton Police Service because everyone is working from the same playbook; they know what they have to do and they just do it. It brings efficiencies that mean police members can move on to the next call, and that benefits everyone.”

Sergeant Michelle Horchuk, Hospitality Policing Unit, Edmonton Police Service (EPS)

Best Bar None is an accreditation and awards program for liquor-licensed venues that aims to reduce alcohol-related problems by:

  • encouraging establishments to adopt best practices related to customer safety and responsible levels of alcohol;
  • giving establishments the tools to be better prepared for any alcohol-related harms; and
  • building positive relationships between the industry, enforcement, agencies, government and community.

Edmontonians can determine if a venue is Best Bar None accredited by a plaque and door signage on display within the premises informing patrons and area residents of their participation in the program or by visiting

Best Bar None is a partnership between AGLC, the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Police Service with support from the Alberta Safer Bars Council.

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