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Edmonton's Winning BBN establishments announced

The best of Edmonton's bars, pubs, lounges and clubs were announced at Edmonton's 7th Annual Accreditation and Awards Event on November 22, 2016 at the Santa Maria Goretti Centre.

A record number 79 establishments earned BBN accreditation status this year, featuring over 20 new applicants this year.

Congratulations to the winners - and all the accredited bars!

Best Small Pub

WINNER: Kelly's Pub
2nd PLACE: The Buckingham
3rd PLACE: Sherlock Holmes Pub (Campus)

Best Pub

WINNER: Hudsons Canada's Pub (Whyte Avenue)
2nd PLACE: Hudsons Canada's Pub (Downtown)
3rd PLACE: Sherlock Holmes Pub (Rice Howard Way)

Best Large Pub

WINNER: O'Byrne's Irish Pub
2nd PLACE: Hudsons Canada's Pub (WEM)
3rd PLACE: The Rose and Crown Pub

Best Bar/Lounge

WINNER: OTR Kitchen + Drink
2nd PLACE: Central Social Hall
3rd PLACE: The Billiard Club

Best Club

WINNER: The Ranch Roadhouse
2nd PLACE: Cook County Saloon
3rd PLACE: Shade Gentlemen's Club

Best Hotel Bar

WINNER: The Lion's Head Pub - Radisson Edmonton South
2nd PLACE: L1 Lounge - Fantasyland Hotel
3rd PLACE: Nova Lounge - Chateau Nova Hotel and Suites Kingsway

Best Casino

WINNER: The Casino at Northlands Park Racetrack and Casino
2nd PLACE: Century Casino
3rd PLACE: River Cree Resort and Casino

Best Restaurant and Bar - Independent

WINNER: Teddy's Palace
2nd PLACE: Provincial Kitchen and Bar
3rd PLACE: The Needle Vinyl Tavern

Best Restaurant and Bar - Chain

WINNER: Boston Pizza Lounge (Mill Woods)
2nd PLACE: Boston Pizza Lounge (South Common)
3rd PLACE: Browns Socialhouse - West Henday

Best Campus Bar

WINNER: The Nest Taphouse Grill - NAIT
2nd PLACE: Room at The Top & Dewey's Lounge and Eatery - University of Alberta
3rd PLACE: Towers - Macewan University

View full list of award winners and accredited venues

November 25, 2016