There's good, there's great, and there's best. Best Bar None is a voluntary program for nightlife venues, designed to keep staff and patrons safe while recognizing excellence in the industry. Working with other establishments, government bodies, and law enforcement, a Best Bar None accredited establishment has taken steps to make sure their business is held to the highest levels of safety and quality. Through rigorous assessment, accreditation and awards, Best Bar None helps make sure your favourite nightlife venues have you covered.

The industry at its best

On the evening of November 15, 2016, a group of invited guests enjoyed a whirlwind tour of four of Edmonton's favourite hospitality hotspots.

Best Bar None Edmonton partners from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC), the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Police Service joined a group of over 15 bloggers, community league members and other guests to visit four accredited bars.

At each stop, the operators provided tasty food samples, talked about their commitment to providing a safe and welcoming establishment and shared what makes them stand out in Edmonton's increasingly competitive downtown core.

The four Best Bar None locations visited during the BBN Bar Tour:

The Hat Resto Pub - 10251 Jasper Avenue

Kelly's Pub - 10156 104 Street

Denizen Hall - 10311 103 Avenue

Mercer Tavern - 10363 104 Street

Check out the food selections (Clockwise from top left): Kelly's Pub, Denizen Hall, The Hat Resto Pub, Mercer Tavern

Watch video highlights from the Best Bar None Bar Tour.

April 04, 2017