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"We’ve had a major increase in business because of the positive feedback from our community"

Wow! What a year 2022 was. Together we welcomed 86 bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and breweries to the SAFE Bar Network.

We provided nearly 5,000 hours of training to over 1,800 people working in the food and beverage industry and together prevented sexual violence and increased safety nationwide.


"After our first SAFE Bar Training in 2021 we kept the conversation going. The training was a great starting point. From the skills our team learned, we were able to make changes to our policies and how we work to prioritize noticing when people are uncomfortable, interrupting to help, and giving everyone a safe time out."

Lauren Smith at Gentle Ben's Brewing in Tucson, AZ

"By having the conversations with the Safe Bar Network and being a part of their vision we have seen such a positive impact on our culture with staff and customers. We’ve had a major increase in business because of the positive feedback from our community in getting the SAFE Bar Network’s word out."

Brian Miller at Fieldhouse | Willie's in Columbia, Missouri

"A group of our guests let one of our team members know that two guys were trying to get a woman to go home with them. We separated everyone to get a better idea of what was going on. She let us know she was uncomfortable. So, we asked the two guys to leave and helped the women find her friends and a safe ride home."

Myles at Kilroy's Sports in Bloomington, Indiana.

Read what others had to share.

“As a man that doesn't feel particularly threatened in alcohol-related situations, it reminded me to view actions through the lens of a person or group that might be more vulnerable.”

"I enjoyed the format. A lot of trainings can induce anxiety in individuals who don't feel comfortable speaking publicly. By leaving the response sections open to the entire group, it allows those who are comfortable sharing to do so publicly, but allowing other individuals to contribute to the idea generation."

2023 GOALS

We have some lofty goals in 2023. This year, with the help of our community partners, member venues, and facilitators nationwide, we’ll train 200 alcohol-serving venues and engage over 8,000 people working in venues across the country in preventing harm and increasing safety. We are already well on our way to achieving this goal.

The SAFE Bar Network is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) you can join the team by donating your time, talent, and money to the mission of giving everyone a SAFE Night Out, just click here.

Interested in learning more about the SAFE Bar Network and our work to give everyone a safe night out, sign up for our monthly newsletter here. Or contact us at

To learn more about joining the SAFE Bar Network visit

SAFE Bar Training conversations are simple, manageable, and they work – but you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out these real-life, Everyday Active Bystanders.

To learn more about active bystander skills check out our blog post, Obstacles. What obstacles? 3 Full Proof Everyday Active Bystander Skills.

For information, inspiration, and resources for a more vibrant nightlife, visit 24HourNation.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment our partners can help. Visit and

To learn more about the field of violence response and prevention visit and

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