There are a lot of bars in Calgary, and chances are you and your crew all have different wants when picking a place to spend your night out. A bar with pool tables, a club with a dance floor, a pub with live music – how do you decide?
This is when the Best Bar None (BBN) program can help.
What is Best Bar None?
BBN started in the UK, but Alberta quickly adopted it to help the best bars shine above the rest.
With over 150 accredited bars in Alberta, BBN is a voluntary accreditation program run by
Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis that holds bars to a higher standard when it comes to
What do these higher standards mean for you and your night out?
When a bar values your fun and safety, it means you actually get the chance to enjoy the pool
tables, karaoke night or dance floors in a safe and fun environment. BBN recognizes this, and
showcases the bars and clubs that take your fun and safety seriously.
BBN checks for a bunch of things when accrediting a bar. The program requires clear and
written policies about finding illegal drugs, dealing with over-capacity situations, cleanliness,
staff training, procedures for broken glass and more.
Although most of this happens behind the scenes, the program equips bars to runs smoothly so
you can enjoy your night out uninterrupted.
How do I find the best bars?
Through the Best Bar Finder, you can search for BBN bars in Calgary and other Albertan cities that have maintained these high standards and use that to inform your choices when picking a bar to spend your night at. The best nights start at the best bars, and the Best Bar Finder tells you which bars take your fun and safety seriously, so you can make the most of your night out on the town.
Between casinos, clubs, pubs, bars, roadhouses, “watering holes” and any other names for your
favourite establishments, BBN has accredited over 150 licensed venues in Alberta, with more
added every year.
Next time you’re getting the squad together for a night out, check to see which bars stand above the rest when it comes to treating your fun and safety seriously by using the Best Bar Finder.
Calgary bar patrons have just voted for their 2018 BBN People’s Choice Award winners! See the
best of the best and other award winners on the Best Bar Blog.