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.

BBN expands to Lethbridge; the fourth active BBN program in Alberta

Best Bar None (BBN) officially launched in Lethbridge on Monday, September 19, increasing the number of active Alberta BBN programs to four. Lethbridge joins Edmonton, Calgary and Grande Prairie, that already feature over 120 BBN-accredited licensed establishments, setting a new standard in the hospitality industry.

Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman, Lethbridge Police Chief Rob Davis and AGLC Manager of Social Responsibility (Liquor) Eric Baich kicked off the program at City Hall to an enthusiastic group of onlookers, media and business operators.

The community of 90,000 boasts two post-secondary institutions and the city's bars, pubs and clubs provide great food, service, drinks and entertainment to both the students and residents of Lethbridge.

"The program's success relies on a proactive approach to addressing harmful behaviour and providing more enjoyable entertainment environments in Lethbridge. It is great that we can partner with the Lethbridge Police Service, the AGLC and the hospitality industry on this approach to improving safety. We encourage all eligible venues to apply to become accredited," says Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman.

Interested applicants can contact Best Bar None at info@bestbarnone.ab.ca or click this link to apply.

Left to Right - Local pub owner Vicky Vanden Hoek, Eric Baich (AGLC), Sgt. Kevin Mortensen (Lethbridge Police Service) and Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman

September 21, 2016