Celebrating two years of Best Bar None Banff, 16 local hospitality establishments gained accreditation for their continued efforts to demonstrate responsible liquor service and patron safety.
“With COVID-19 impacting many businesses the past two years, Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) is extremely proud of the ongoing collaboration between industry and the Banff community to promote responsible liquor consumption. Congratulations to this year’s accredited businesses and award winners for their efforts to raise the bar on customer service and safety.”
Kandice Machado, CEO
From this group, four businesses won awards in the following categories:
Bar/Lounge: High Rollers
Hotel Bar/Lounge: Pacini Restaurant – Moose Hotel & Suites
Late Night Bar: Rose and Crown Pub
Restaurant Bar: Chili’s Grill & Bar – Fox Hotel & Suites
The general public were encouraged to have their say and vote for their favourite accredited business between June 7 – 17, as part of the Best Bar None People’s Choice Awards:
Bar/Lounge: Banff Avenue Brewing
Hotel Bar/Lounge: Waldhaus Pub & Biergarten-Fairmont Banff Spring Hotel
Late Night Bar: Melissa’s Missteak
Restaurant Bar: Magpie & Stump
Already operating in more than 160 accredited establishments in Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Banff, the BBN program aims to reduce alcohol-related harms by:
- encouraging businesses to adopt best practices related to customer safety and responsible service of alcohol;
- giving businesses the tools to be better prepared for any violent incidents; and
- building positive relationships between industry, enforcement agencies, governments and community.
Best Bar None Banff is a partnership between AGLC, the City of Banff, Banff Fire Department, Banff Bar Watch and the Banff and Lake Louise Hospitality Association, with support from the Alberta Safer Bars Council. For more information on Best Bar None, visit bestbarnone.ca.