Raising the Bar

Mindy serving beersOur team is proud to announce Blackbird Brewery became certified by Safe Bars, a national nonprofit organization that helps bars and restaurants create safe environments for their patrons and staff. This prestigious certification signifies our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone. “We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who comes to Blackbird Brewery,” said Harmony VanGundy, co-owner of Blackbird Brewery. “Partnering with Safe Bars is an important step in achieving that goal.”

What is Safe Bars?

Safe Bars is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2013 to create safe, welcoming, alcohol-serving hospitality spaces. Their mission is to prevent sexual harassment, aggression, and assault, and other forms of gender-based violence in their establishments.

Safe Bars offers a variety of training programs and resources, including:

  • Active Bystander Skills: This training teaches staff how to identify and intervene in potentially dangerous situations.
  • Allyship Skills: This training helps staff create a more inclusive and respectful environment for all customers.
  • De-escalation Skills: This training teaches staff how to de-escalate conflicts.
  • Bespoke Services: Safe Bars also offers bespoke services, such as helping to create a code of ethics or institute an anonymous reporting system.

Safe BarsWe want to encourage other bars and restaurants to consider partnering with Safe Bars. By working together, we can create safer and more enjoyable experiences for everyone. Learn more about Safe Bars and its programs by visiting the organization’s website at https://safebars.org. Have questions? Email harmony@blackbirdbeer.com to learn more. Let’s join forces to provide safe, welcoming, and respectful establishments throughout our community!