Proud to be serving NAIT, since 1988.
The Nest opened on NAIT’s main campus in 1988, a result of the hard work of three partners: NAITSA, the NAIT Board of Governors, and the Alberta Government. Since then, it’s been the best place on campus for students, instructors, and staff to make friends, make memories, watch the game, and enjoy great food and drinks.
The Nest has always been owned and operated by NAIT Students’ Association, and in 2012, underwent a much-needed major front of house renovation resulting in the larger bar, fireplace lounge, accessible stage, and state of the art keg system that you see today.
As a full-service, fully licensed restaurant, on any given day we supply food and beverage to an average of 200-600 walk in guests. We have always been a sports venue where you can sit down after class to catch the big game on the big screen, but we’ve also been a fine dining venue, hosted weddings, graduations, award nights, speaker series, comedy shows, and concerts! Some notable acts to have graced our stage are Vanilla Ice, Metric, Theory of a Deadman, the Sheepdogs, Trailer Park Boys, and countless others.
In 2014, The Nest was the first campus bar to be accredited a Best Bar None venue. This program recognizes establishments that go above and beyond industry standards to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in a well-managed setting. The Nest went on to win the #1 Campus Best Bar None award for 6 subsequent years, including the coveted People’s Choice Best Campus Bar in both 2019 and 2020. Of course, becoming the reigning champion wouldn’t be possible without our amazing team of staff in both front and back of house.
Most recently, the restaurant went through a brand refresh to become Nest Eatery. Although the logo may be new, the great food, great service, and fun are still a part of every visit!
The health and safety of our guests & team members is our top priority, our restaurant will continue to operate with the highest safety standards that you would expect from a five-time award-winning BBN restaurant.
The Nest has invested in air-monitoring systems to ensure the cleanest, freshest and safest air on campus. You can be assured we will continue with stringent cleaning practices.
BEST BAR NONE
The Best Bar None program recognizes establishments that go above and beyond industry standards to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in a well-managed setting. Best Bar None is a partnership between AGLC, the City of Edmonton and EPS with the support of the Alberta Safer Bars Council.
In 2014, Nest Eatery was the first campus bar to be accredited a Best Bar None venue. Since then, Nest has held the title of #1 Campus Best Bar None in Edmonton for six consecutive years, from 2015 through to 2020, demonstrating outstanding commitment to make our bar a safer environment, even surpassing Industry standards!
In 2019 & 2020, Nest Eatery was also awarded the Best Bar None People’s Choice Award, quite the accolade to receive a this is directly customer feedback.
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