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Calgary's Winning BBN establishments announced

The best of Calgary's bars, pubs, lounges and clubs were announced at Calgary's 3rd Annual Accreditation and Awards Event on June 10, 2014 at the Jack Singer Hall. Two of the bars (Hudsons Shawnessy and Jetz Bar and Lounge) completed "three-peats" by winning their respective categories for the third year in row. The other three categories feature new bars taking the trophies for the first time. Congratulations to the winners - and all the accredited bars!

Best Pub

WINNER: Bottlescrew Bill's Pub
1st RUNNER-UP: Hudsons Canadian Tap House (Downtown)
2nd RUNNER-UP: Barley Mill Neighbourhood Pub

Best Large Pub

WINNER: Hudsons Canadian Tap House (Shawnessy)
1st RUNNER-UP: Rose and Crown Pub and Restaurant
2nd RUNNER-UP: The Pint Public House (17 Avenue)

Best Bar/Lounge

WINNER: Loco Lou's Grill and Bar
1st RUNNER-UP: Flames Central
2nd RUNNER-UP: Last Defence Lounge - University of Calgary

Best Hotel/Restaurant Lounge

WINNER: Jetz Bar and Lounge - Best Western Port O'Call Hotel
1st RUNNER-UP: The Other Side Sports Bar - Hotel Blackfoot
2nd RUNNER-UP: Dalton's Lounge - Ramada Calgary Plaza Airport Hotel and Conference Centre

Best Club

WINNER: Commonwealth Bar and Stage
1st RUNNER-UP: Jimmy's Nightclub - Coast Plaza Hotel

View full list of award winners and accredited venues

June 11, 2014