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News Release

Nightlife industry shines bright in Grande Prairie

4th Annual Best Bar None Grande Prairie Accreditation & Awards Event

The fourth annual Best Bar None program in Grande Prairie highlights ongoing efforts of local hospitality establishments to demonstrate responsible liquor service and patron safety.

Eleven venues following top service standards were accredited with Best Bar None in 2017. From this group, 4 venues also won awards for continuing to raise the bar on customer service and patron safety.

“AGLC is proud of Grande Prairie’s Best Bar None venues. These establishments continue to raise the bar on service standards and redefine what being the ‘best’ in the hospitality industry means with respect to customer service and safety. Whether you live in Grande Prairie or just visiting, these are the places to visit for a fun, enjoyable night out.”

Michelle Hynes-Dawson, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Reputation, Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis

Best Bar None 2017 awarded venues are:

  • Campus bar – Howler’s Lounge
  • Lounge – Boston Pizza Northside
  • Casino – Great Northern Casino
  • Bar/Club - Maddhatters

“Grande Prairie residents expect to be able to enjoy a night out with friends in a safe environment and that’s why we are so proud to have supported Best Bar None for the past four years.  The establishments that have achieved BBN accreditation are showing that they are committed to patron safety and they deserve to be recognized for that.”

Bill Given, Mayor, City of Grande Prairie

Already operating in more than 120 accredited establishments in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge, the Best Bar None 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.