Information Bulletin

A good night out starts in Lethbridge

It’s time to thank the bars that take your fun and safety seriously. The second annual Best Bar None (BBN) program in Lethbridge highlights ongoing efforts of local hospitality establishments that demonstrate responsible liquor service and patron safety.

The following 11 venues went above and beyond regular service standards and were BBN accredited in 2019.

•    Average Joe’s Sports Bar •    Pop’s Taphouse and Grill South
•    Coulee Brew Company •    Pop’s Taphouse and Grill West
•    Honkers Pub and Eatery •    Pop’s Taphouse and Grill North
•    Hudsons Canada’s Pub •    Mojo’s Pub and Grill
•    Kingsmen Ale House •    The Zoo – University of Lethbridge
•    Pure Casino Lethbridge  


This year’s category winners are: 

Best Large Bar: Hudsons Canada’s Pub
Best Small Bar: Pop’s Taphouse and Grill North

As a new feature of the BBN program, the first annual BBN Lethbridge People’s Choice Awards were presented to the winning venues. Members of the public were able to vote for their favourite accredited establishment between August 12-22. The winners are:

Best Bar: Honkers Pub and Eatery
Best Food: Honkers Pub and Eatery
Best Staff: Honkers Pub and Eatery

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

The program is a partnership between AGLC, the City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Fire Department, Lethbridge Police Service and Alberta Health Services and Public Health Inspections/South Zone.

Related information
Accreditation Q&A
Best Bar Finder
ProServe Liquor Staff Training

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Heather Holmen