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.

This year's group of Best Bar None applicants - a mixture of new and returning licensed premises - are readying for visits from trained BBN assessors.

All Best Bar None applicants are visited by a trained assessment team to determine if they meet the standard for BBN accreditation and to collect data for awards judging. The assessment team is made up of Edmonton Police Service members and staff members from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC).

All applicants are evaluated using the Best Bar None Criteria Checklist which covers industry best practices that range from patron management to fire safety to first aid. All These best practices increase patron and staff safety and customer service.

The successful accredited venues will be announced in early November 2014, which will mark the fifth year of Best Bar None in Edmonton.

September 30, 2014