Welcome to Safe Bars!
Safe Bars helps bars, restaurants, breweries, and other alcohol-serving spaces create safe and welcoming cultures for patrons, and safe and respectful workplaces for staff.
Such cultures encourage customer satisfaction and loyalty, and better-performing teams with lower turnover.
Safe Bars does that by offering three programs:
- Active bystander skills: Learn how to recognize when you see unwanted sexual aggression and options for taking action to stand up for someone else
- Empowerment and self-defense: Assertiveness, boundary-setting, and other strategies to keep yourself safe when you’re the one being targeted
- De-escalation for hospitality professionals: Skills for keeping yourself, your co-workers, and your patrons safe when dealing with an angry or threatening patron.
We also train people all over the country — and the world — to start local Safe Bars programs where they live.
Safe Bars trainings are available online and in person. More info is below — please let us know how we can best support you!
Safe Bars welcomes Amie Ward as Executive Director! Read more here.
Find out what we can do for you!
Everyone at Hank’s knows that they’re part of a community where they do the important work of caring for our guests. The Safe Bars training helped show us how this work influences our community writ large here in the DC area. Safe Bars is starting important conversations on how we can work together to make our communities — small and large — safe and welcoming for people of all backgrounds and identities.” – Jamie Leeds, chef and owner at Hank’s Oyster Bar