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Lethbridge businesses continue commitment to a safer night out


Celebrating three years of Best Bar None Lethbridge.

Celebrating three years of Best Bar None Lethbridge, 15 local hospitality establishments gained accreditation for their continued efforts to demonstrate responsible liquor service and patron safety.


“With COVID-19 impacting many businesses the past two years, Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) is extremely proud of the ongoing collaboration between industry and the Lethbridge community to promote responsible liquor consumption. Congratulations to this year’s accredited businesses and award winners for their efforts to raise the bar on customer service and safety.”

Kandice Machado, CEO



From this group, three businesses won awards in the following categories:


Pub: Pops Taphouse and Grill - North

Restaurant and Bar: Water Tower Grill & Pub

Casino: Pure Casino Lethbridge


The general public were encouraged to have their say and vote for their favourite accredited business between June 7 – 17, as part of the Best Bar None People’s Choice Awards:


Best Food: Honkers Pub and Eatery

Best Business: Honkers Pub and Eatery

Best Staff: Honkers Pub and Eatery

Best Community Involvement: Honkers Pub and Eatery


Already operating in more than 160 accredited establishments in Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Banff, the BBN program aims to reduce alcohol-related harms 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 industry, enforcement agencies, governments and community. 

Best Bar None Lethbridge is a partnership between AGLC, the City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Police Service and the Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services, with support from the Alberta Safer Bars Council. For more information on Best Bar None, visit