Two hundred and fifty guests applauded as Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were presented to Glasgow licensees at the 2012 Best Bar None ceremony in the city’s Grand Central Hotel. The Best Bar None awards are led by Glasgow Community and Safety Services and recognise licensees who take steps to prevent problems such as binge drinking and antisocial behaviour. Venues which sign up to the scheme are inspected by Strathclyde Police’s Licensing Teams and they are judged on criteria including Prevention of Crime & Disorder, Securing Public Safety, Prevention of Public Nuisance, Promotion of Public Health and Protection of Children from Harm. A full list of winners is available on the BBN Website – but they did include: Late Premises: Gold – Tunnel, the Garage, Campus, Cathouse and various G1 premises. Silver – Maggie Mays, Missoula/Reflex, Slouch, Nice N Sleazy, Bamboo, Bronze – The Bay Horse, Victoria’s and O’Couture. Standard Premises: Gold – The Ark, Yates, Quarter Gill, Coopers, Hillhead Book Club, Minnesota Fats, Delmonicas, Driftwood, Montford House, Yates Sauchiehall Street, Sir John Stirling Maxwell and the Ubiquitous Chip. The Grand Central Hotel was the first hotel ever to pick up an award and took a Bronze in the Specialist Category section, with the SECC taking a Gold. Individual Awards included an Overall Gold for The Tunnel for Late Night Venue.
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