Glasgow licensees invited to register for 2023’s Best Bar None Awards 

VENUES with a strong focus on public safety and customer care can be recognised for their efforts via the annual Best Bar None Awards – and the Glasgow round of awards is now open for entries.

Pubs, clubs and specialist entertainment venues are invited to take part in this year’s awards and see if they have what it takes to win a Gold, Silver or Bronze accolade.

The annual presentation ceremony will take place later this year and the overall winners of Glasgow’s Best Bar None awards will go on to compete in the BBN National awards.

Lise Fisher of BBN Glasgow said: “We’re hoping that the 2023 awards will attract an array of applicants new and old. The licensed trade is hugely important to the city’s economy and the Best Bar None Awards recognise best practice in venues which take steps to enhance public safety and customer care.

“There is outstanding work being done in Glasgow venues and Best Bar None offers a valuable opportunity to share good practice, learn from your peers and benefit from our free training sessions,” said Ms Fisher.

“The high standard of Glasgow’s licensed trade is reflected in the success of city venues which go on to perform so well in the national awards.”

Best Bar None Glasgow has been running in Glasgow since 2005 and is delivered on behalf of Glasgow’s Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) in partnership with Glasgow City Council, Scottish Business Resilience Centre, Police Scotland and the Licensed Trade.

Members of BBN Glasgow benefit from regular training on topics such as stewarding, crime scene preservation, drug awareness, responsible drinking and recognising / protecting vulnerable people.

For the awards, premises are inspected by an independent assessor, and judged on their efforts around the prevention of crime & disorder, securing public safety, prevention of public nuisance, promotion of public health and the protection of children from harm.

Licensees can apply online at