Enjoy a Safe Night Out in Nottingham City centre

Posted on: 17 November 2017

With so many great bars and clubs in Nottingham, there are lots of options for a night out. While the majority of these are safe and enjoyable, we know that sometimes, they aren’t. So here is a list of all the schemes here in Nottingham to keep you safe and make sure your night out is the best it can be!

Drinkaware Crew

Drinkaware Crew are specially trained staff who work in bars and clubs to help customers who have lost their belongings or their friends. They provide a shoulder to cry on and they make sure that everyone leaves safely after the venue has closed. You can find them in Rock City and Nottingham Trent University Students’ Union.

Trained Bar Staff

We already know that bar staff in Nottingham are great, but did you know that staff across the city have completed the Drinkaware Alcohol Vulnerability Awareness training? This means that they are able to support anyone who may be a little worse for wear and make sure that they get home safely.

Street Pastors

The friendly Street Pastors are trained to provide valuable on-street support for you when you are out in the city every Friday and Saturday night. If you need help getting home, a person to talk to or even flips flops for your sore feet, they are there for you.

Taxi Marshals

There are Taxi Marshals at key locations across the city which means you have the reassurance of knowing you’re using a supervised taxi rank to get home safely. The Taxi Marshals have received their own alcohol vulnerability training so you know you will be looked after by a friendly face.


For many a visit to McDonalds is a must after a night out but did you know that the staff in all three McDonalds across the city have also received specialised Drinkaware training? The McDonalds team are dedicated to making sure that the end of your night is as good as the rest of the night.

Best Bar None

Best Bar None is a national initiative, supported by the Home Office, designed to recognise the responsible and effective management and operation of licensed premises.  In Nottingham city centre, the scheme has been run by the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) since 2010. This year in Nottingham city centre, 69 venues were awarded the accreditation. This includes 54 receiving the top-ranked gold status – an increase of six venues from last year. In order to achieve Best Bar None status, venues have to demonstrate they have policies and procedures in place to prove that they are safe, responsible and well-operated and also comply with relevant legislation.

For other support services including alcohol services and mental health support visit the Nottingham Wellbeing Hub.


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