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.

Best Bar None launches new campaign profiling the industry's best staff

Best Bar None has recently launched a new ad campaign to showcase staff from several Best Bar None accredited bars, pubs and clubs.

"Best Staff - Best Bars" puts the spotlight on the servers, managers, door staff and bartenders who work hard to provide top-notch service to patrons. That includes watching out for guests' safety.

"In order for a bar to provide a safer environment for patrons, the front-line staff need to be dedicated to customer service," explains Eric Baich, Manager of Social Responsibility - Liquor for the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC). "Patron safety and responsible liquor service are natural by-products of customer service. We want to recognize the individuals who are committed to doing the 'little things' that make their bar one of the best."

"The 'little things' can mean calling a cab for a patron, monitoring liquor consumption and intervening tactfully or simply following the establishment's house rules. The goal of this campaign is to recognize the individuals who are committed to providing above and beyond customer service."

The first group of Best Staff are from the following BBN-accredited bars:

  • Bottlescrew Bill's Pub - Calgary
  • Hudsons Canadian Taphouse (Crowfoot) - Calgary
  • Jetz Bar and Lounge at Best Western Port O'Call Hotel - Calgary
  • St. James Corner Irish Pub - Calgary
  • Flair Lounge / Mama Pizza (Mill Woods) - Edmonton
  • Sherlock Holmes Pub (Rice Howard Way) - Edmonton

More staff will be profiled over the next few months.

Click on the "Best Staff, Best Bars" link to see the features

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March 27, 2015