Information Bulletin

A good night out starts in Banff

The launch of the Best Bar None (BBN) program in Alberta’s popular mountain town gives locals and visitors alike more reason to look forward to an evening out or weekend away. 

BBN is an accreditation and awards program for liquor-licensed venues that aims to improve customer service and reduce alcohol-related harms, with a focus on providing more enjoyable entertainment environments.

“Banff is an excellent addition to Alberta’s Best Bar None family. With its emphasis on exceptional customer service, building better business practices and relationships, the program plays an important role in helping Albertans feel safe while enjoying a night out.”

Alain Maisonneuve, President & CEO, AGLC

Already operating in over 160 accredited establishments in Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie and Lethbridge, BBN aims to reduce alcohol-related harms by:

  • encouraging liquor-licensed businesses to adopt best practices related to customer safety and responsible service of alcohol;
  • giving venues the tools to be better prepared for any alcohol-related incidents; and,
  • building positive relationships between industry, enforcement agencies, governments and community.

In addition, BBN rewards licensees who go above and beyond to raise the responsible service standards and make their establishments safer.

“Banff Bar Watch is committed to ensuring the safety of guests at all our establishments. We saw the steady growth of Best Bar None in other Alberta communities and agreed the program would be a perfect fit for Banff. We are proud to work with AGLC and our BBN partnership to continue to make Banff’s hospitality scene world-class.”

Jordan Mendelman, Banff Bar Watch

Patrons can find a BBN establishment through program signage on display within the premises or by visiting to search from a list of participating venues. 

BBN Banff is a partnership between AGLC, Banff Bar Watch, the Town of Banff, the Banff and Lake Louise Hospitality Association and RCMP. 

Related information

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


Best Bar None – Exceptional Service
PDF version

Media inquiries

Chara Goodings


Jason Darrah
Town of Banff

Jordan Mendelman
Banff Bar Watch