Glasgow nightspots Best Bar None at city awards


More than 80 pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels triumphed at last night’s Best Bar None Glasgow Awards, which recognise licensed premises that go out of their way to create a safe environment for customers.

The glamorous ceremony was held at the Grand Central Hotel in the city centre to honour Glasgow businesses that meet the core safety objectives laid out by The Best Bar None scheme, which received a record number of 94 applications in Glasgow this year.

The Best Bar None scheme is run through a partnership between Glasgow City Centre Alcohol Action Group, Community Safety Glasgow, Police Scotland, Scottish Late Night Operators Association and Scottish Licensed Trade Association.


Each business that applies is visited by an independent assessor and judged on efforts to prevent crime and disorder, and secure public safety.

A total of 88 Glasgow establishments met the required criteria to be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze accreditation.

One business was given special recognition in each of seven categories, with the top awards presented by Diageo’s Mark Baird, Head of Alcohol in Society.


The overall Gold Category winners were as follows.

Community Pub Category 1: The Mailcoach
Community Pub Category 2: The Snaffle Bit
Restaurant: Croft Bar & Restaurant
Hotel Bar: Champagne Central
Specialist Entertainment Venue: Ibrox Stadium
Standard Premises: Crystal Palace
Late Night Premises: Campus

A number of Best Practice Awards were also given out by SLTA CEO, Paul Waterson. Winners included McNabbs for Most Improved Venue and Jeannie Kelly of Deoch an Dorus for Best Designated Premises Manager.

Dram! was the winner of the People’s Choice Award, with Deoch an Dorus voted second and Shettleson Juniors third.

The Best Bar None Edinburgh Awards take place next week at Ghillie Dhu.

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