Swansea’s Best Bar None was introduced in 2018 by Swansea BID (Business Improvement District) and now has 18 venues who’ve met the stringent assessment criteria. Driven by the Best Bar None Steering Group, which includes representatives from Swansea BID businesses, licenses, representatives of South Wales Police and Swansea Council, their aim is to recognise night time businesses that are well equipped to offer safe nights out for their customers and clients

Brendan Bottomley, co-ordinator of Best Bar None in Swansea and Swansea BID’s Evening and Night Time Economy Officer, said: “Swansea is the first city in Wales to hold the Best Bar None accreditation and its associated awards event, and more than 20 traders in the City Centre signed op to the scheme. I am please to be able to rewards businesses for their efforts to make Swansea City Centre a safer location for night-time outings and promoting responsible drinking.

“It is notable that the Best Bar None scheme has been embraced by our night time economy with real enthusiasm and commitment, since it is in all our interests to offer a safe, welcoming and enjoyable night time experience in the City Centre. Best Bar None has already helped feed into a reduction in alcohol related incidents in the City Centre and the relationship between licensed premises, the police and local authorities continues to grow stronger.”

Our mission statement is……

To reduce alcohol related crime and antisocial behaviour. To increase business, through the delivery of training, education and promotion of best practice, and to create a partnership between the local authority, the police, the trade and the private sector to broaden the appeal of an area more especially it’s evening and night-time economy.

Accredited venues

Bank Statement
Book shop Bar
Brew stone
Coyote Ugly
Fiction and Vinyl
Flickering Light
Jack Murphy’s
Pitcher and Piano
Pop world
Sin City
Slug and Lettuce
The Griffin
The Perch
Three Lamps
Pitcher and Piano


  • Brendan Bottomley

    • Phone: 01792 475021
    • Email: brendan@swanseabid.co.uk