TORONTO — The 2017 Best Bar None (BBN) Awards were given out in Toronto and Ottawa in recognition of bars, restaurants and clubs that have achieved the highest standards for responsible sales and service of alcohol.
“I am very proud to recognize these licensed establishments for their leadership role in the hospitality community. There is a rigorous process to be accredited by BBN and these restaurants and clubs are to be congratulated,” says Tony Elenis, the president and CEO, Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association, which leads Best Bar None Ontario.
The honoured establishments were selected by a judging panel comprised of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada), the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and Best Bar None (BBN) Ontario — an industry-led international accreditation and awards program that rewards excellence amongst responsible liquor sales licensees.
Recognized Toronto establishments include:
Best Bar/Lounge — Real Sports Bar & Grill
Best Members Club — The Spoke Club
Best Restaurant — 360 Restaurant
Best Hotel — The InterContinental Toronto Centre
Best Club — Crocodile Rock
Best Venue — Air Canada Centre
Best Pub — Firkin on Yonge
People’s Choice — Boulevard Club
Recognized Ottawa establishments include:
Best Bar/Lounge — The Whiskey Bar
Best Pub — Pub 101
Best Restaurant — Fatboys Southern Smokehouse
Best Hotel — Courtyard Marriott
Best Club — The Green Room/Liquor Store
People’s Choice — Cornerstone Bar and Grill