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.

Pub Category

The Pub Category in Best Bar None is the biggest single category in Best Bar None Calgary and Edmonton.

Pubs are very popular in both cities. They offer great food during lunch hours and comfortable surroundings throughout the afternoon and evening.

Quite often, these pubs feature an English or Irish (and, in a couple instances, Scottish or German) theme. You could also find a large comfortable bar for conversation and a pint, cozy booth or snug seating, an array of draught beer and cozy wooden d├ęcor.

And every successful pub earns a loyal following of regular patrons. That loyal following is earned by building trust that the staff and management will provide friendly service, value and safety. This is why so many pubs are proud to display their Best Bar None accreditation status at the door.

There are currently 18 Pubs accredited in Calgary and 14 in Edmonton.

Here are your accredited Pubs from Calgary and Edmonton:

Edmonton Calgary
Winner - Hudsons Canada's Pub (Whyte Avenue) Winner - Bottlescrew Bill's Pub
2nd Place - Sherlock Holmes Pub (Rice Howard Way) 2nd Place - Hudsons Canada's Pub (Downtown)
3rd Place - Hudsons Canada's Pub (South Common) 3rd Place - Hudsons Canada's Pub (Crowfoot)
And the remaining list of accredited Pubs in alphabetical order... And the remaining list of accredited Pubs in alphabetical order...
Atlantic Trap and Gill 1410 World Bier Haus Restaurant and Lounge
Danny Hacksaw's Pub and Grub Barley Mill Neighbourhood Pub
Duggan's Boundary Irish Pub Berwick Public House
Elephant and Castle Pub Jamesons Irish Pub (17 Avenue)
Filthy McNasty's Kildare's Ale House
Kelly's Pub Local 510 Tavern
Provincial Pub Muldoon's Irish Ale House
Sherlock Holmes Pub (Campus) St. James Corner Restaurant and Irish Pub
Sherlock Holmes Pub (WEM) Swans of Inglewood Restaurant and Public House
The Buckingham The Drum and Monkey Pu
The Hat Resto Pub Thirsty Turtle Bar and Grill
Toad 'N' Turtle Pubhouse and Grill (Barlow)
Toad 'N' Turtle Pubhouse and Grill (Shepard)
Woody's Taphouse (Country Hills)
Woody's Taphouse (South Trail)

Edmonton Police Service Deputy Chief Brian Simpson with the accredited Pub Category.
November 26, 2015

Calgary's accredited Pubs - taken from the 4th Annual Calgary Accreditation and Awards Event.
June 15, 2015

You can see all the current Best Bar None accredited bars on the BBN website - you can search by City, Location or Category to find your new favourite spot.

April 01, 2016