Stop us if this situation sounds all too familiar: You’ve rounded your squad, put on your flirtiest party dresses, and are ready to hit the town – only to still have to figure out where to go. With a big group of your friends, you’ll have to accommodate everyone’s needs – and since majority rules, you’ll have to prepare to listen to the minority complain for the rest of the evening.
Have no fear, the Best Bar None program is here to solve your woes. Think of it as the trusty yet protective older sister who’s always got your back on the coolest places to go.
First, let’s talk about what Best Bar None is. The program is a voluntary accreditation process run by AGLC which allows bars to ensure a quality standard is always met. Started in the UK as a way to encourage and promote nightlife safety, Alberta shortly adopted the program afterwards to help increase safety levels for patrons.
In order to become accredited, bars must follow a checklist covering a wide variety of issues including cleanliness, staff training and more. They also need to complete thoroughly written policies, checklists, questionnaires, and a physical verification in order to complete the process. In short, these bars complete alllllll the steps to make sure you have the best night out possible.
Wondering how to find a BBN accredited bar in your neighbourhood? Visit the Best Bar None website and hit “Best Bar Finder.” (or click here )Type in your city (if this isn’t already filled out) and segregate your listings based on what you’re looking for. Karaoke? Pool tables? Live music? Dance floor? VLTs? Presto – they’ve got it all.
So the next time the squad is all trying to decide where to go in the group chat, be the real MVP and hit up the BBN website to choose a place for you all to go. Because really, that’s all you needed in the first place. With fewer decisions being made, it will be a relief for everyone else in the group and you’ll start wondering where this handy tool has been all your life because you just can’t even anymore with all that indecisiveness.
Need a reason to get started? AGLC will be giving away $200 towards a BBN accredited bar of your choice. All you have to do is find your favourite spot using the handy tool & enter the contest via our Instagram (@datenightyyc).