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Information Bulletin

Grande Prairie nightspots continue their commitment for a safer night out

The sixth annual Best Bar None (BBN) program in Grande Prairie highlighted ongoing efforts of local hospitality establishments to demonstrate responsible liquor service and patron safety.

“Congratulations to this year’s award winners and accredited Best Bar None venues that year after year continue to raise the bar on customer service and safety. The success of this program is due to the collaboration between industry and communities and their continued commitment to promote responsible liquor consumption.”

Alain Maisonneuve, President & CEO, AGLC

For 2019, 13 venues followed top service standards to become BBN accredited.

•    Bar One •    Great Northern Casino
•    Better than Fred's •    Howlers Lounge
•    Boston Pizza Northside •    Madhatters
•    Boston Pizza Westgate •    The Den Pub and Carvery
•    Brown's Social House Westgate •    The Industry
•    Crown and Anchor Pub •    Trumps Lounge
•    Diamond's Gentleman Club  


From this group, four venues also won awards for continuing to raise the bar on customer service and patron safety:

Bar/Club: Madhatters
Casino: Great Northern Casino
Campus Bar: Howlers Lounge (Grande Prairie Regional College)
Lounge: Boston Pizza Westgate

“The Best Bar None program enhances patron and employee safety as well as improves the professional relationship between program participants and local agencies. I commend all Best Bar None participants for creating positive partnerships and business practices through this program, your efforts do not go unnoticed. Thank you for making Grande Prairie a better place.”

Kelly Kokesch, Staff Sgt. Enforcement Services, City of Grande Prairie

The second annual BBN Grande Prairie 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 19 – September 2.

The winners are:

Best Bar: Madhatters
Best Food: Madhatters
Best Staff: Madhatters

Already operating in more than 160 accredited establishments in Edmonton, Calgary, Banff and Lethbridge, the BBN program aims to reduce alcohol-related problems 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 the industry, enforcement agencies, governments and community.

The program is a partnership between AGLC, the City of Grande Prairie Crime Prevention, Enforcement Services, Fire Department and the RCMP.


Related information

Accreditation Q&A
Best Bar Finder
ProServe Liquor Staff Training

Media inquiries

Heather Holmen