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Best Bar None BBN

In 2014, Grande Prairie joined Edmonton and Calgary as partners in the Best Bar None program, which aims to reduce alcohol-related problems and keep patrons safe. The program recognizes and rewards liquor-licensed establishments that meet a higher standard of operation and safety.

Already operating in more than 160 accredited establishments in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge, the BBN program aims to reduce alcohol-related problems by:
• encouraging businesses to adopt best practices related to customer safety and responsible service of alcohol;
• giving businesses the tools to be better prepared for any violent incidents; and,
• building positive relationships between the industry, enforcement agencies, governments and community.

The program is a partnership between AGLC, the City of Grande Prairie Crime Prevention, Enforcement Services, Fire Department and the RCMP. All licensed premises are invited to take part in this exciting new program to increase nightlife safety and community safety in Grande Prairie. 


The 5th Annual Best Bar None Grande Prairie Accreditation and Awards  event was held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Many of the city's leading bar operators joined the program partners to recognize this year's accredited bars, pubs and liquor-licensed establishments.  The list of accredited locations in Grande Prairie has grown to 14 and include:

  • Bar One
  • Better Than Fred's
  • Boston Pizza Northside
  • Boston Pizza Westgate Drive
  • Brown's Social House
  • Crown and Anchor Pub
  • Diamonds Gentlemen's Club
  • Great Northern Casino
  • Howlers Lounge
  • Maddhatters Liquid Lounge and Crazy Cuisine
  • Mr. Mike's Steakhouse Casual
  • The Dent Pub and Carvery
  • The Industry
  • Trumps Lounge - Stonebridge Hotel

These Grande Prairie bar operators want to demonstrate clearly to the public that they value patron safety, responsible liquor service and being a good neighbour. Working hard to achieve Best Bar None accreditation is their way of showing they are industry leaders and proud of the operations they run.

As a new feature of the BBN program, the inaugural BBN Grande Prairie People’s Choice Awards were presented to the winning venues. Members of the public were able to vote for their favourite accredited establishment between September 4 -17. The winners are:

• Best Bar – Madhatters
• Best Food – Madhatters
• Best Staff – Better than Fred’s

Congratulations to the Grande Prairie team; Best Bar None is growing!

BBN Awards 2017 

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Last updated: 1/10/2019 8:55:13 PM