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Calgary’s nightspots continue their commitment to safer nights out

Calgary once again honoured its best accredited bars, clubs, pubs and entertainment venues at the Eighth Annual Best Bar None Calgary Accreditation and Awards. Fifty establishments in various categories received awards for going above and beyond to raise the bar on service and patron safety: 

Bar/Lounge: Greta Bar
Hotel Bar: Jetz Bar and Lounge – Best Western Port O’Call Hotel
Restaurant and Bar: Julio’s Barrio Kensington
Small Pub: Hudsons Canada’s Pub (Crowfoot)
Pub: Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub
Large Pub: Hudsons Canada’s Pub (Downtown)
Nightclub/Live Music Venue: Cowboys Dance Hall at Cowboys Casino
Campus bar: The Den & Black Lounge – University of Calgary
Casino: Pure Casino Calgary

Voting for the coveted People’s Choice Awards ran from June 3-17, with members of the public choosing their favourite venues:

Bar/Lounge: Greta Bar
Hotel Bar: Cactus Lounge – Deerfoot Inn 
Restaurant and Bar: Craft Beer Market Restaurant and Bar (Downtown)
Small Pub: Hudsons Canada’s Pub (Crowfoot)
Pub: Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub
Large Pub: Hudsons Canada’s Pub (Downtown)
Nightclub/Live Music Venue: Cowboys Dance Hall at Cowboys Casino
Campus bar: The Den & Black Lounge – University of Calgary
Casino: Cowboys Casino

Best Bar None is a voluntary accreditation program for liquor-licensed venues that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in service and safety. Calgarians can determine if a venue is Best Bar None accredited through door signage and an accreditation plaque on display within the premises. Additionally, patrons can now use the Best Bar Finder, found at bestbarnone.ca, to easily search for bars in their area that are accredited. 

The program aims to reduce alcohol-related harms by raising the standards of licensed premises and building positive relationships among all stakeholders, promoting the responsible management and operation of liquor-licensed premises. 

Best Bar None Calgary is a partnership between AGLC, the City of Calgary, Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire Department and Tourism Calgary, with support from the Alberta Safer Bars Council. For more information on Best Bar None, visit bestbarnone.ca.

Related information

Best Bar None
Best Bar None Accreditation
Best Bar Finder
DrinkSense
ProServe Liquor Staff Training

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