What Our Ratings Mean?
What does it take to get a Good BHON rating?
Many people ask us - "What's the best place to go for wings?" Although it
may seem like a trivial question to answer, there are many factors that go
into determining the overall score for a wing spot. First of all, it
should be noted that our reviews are purely subjective and reflect the
opinions of the members of BHON that were present at the time. Of course,
everyone has their own tastes and what appeals to us may not be what
appeals to you. In many cases, our reviews reflect our own cynical and
sarcastic sense of humour and project opinions that are as individualistic
as the people who wrote them. In any case, our comments should be viewed
as entertainment rather than endorsements for any particular bar or pub.
So what does it take to earn a BHON score and how do we determine their
relative ranking? To answer that, we weigh each establishment against a
set of criteria we call the DBSP - The Drunken Bar
Slob Percentile. In addition to these criteria, we also evaluate the
location based on whether everyone had a good time. The resulting score is
given as a percentage and the location is listed alphabetically in the
appropriate section on our page.
The chart below outlines the requirements to be met to obtain scores at
various levels of the BHON ranking system.
How We Rank:
|Location not only meets all DBSP criteria but exceeds our
expections in at least one if not more areas. This ranking is given to
establishments that have displayed consistently outstanding wings,
beer and service and have gone out of their way to make a memorable
|Location meets all required DBSP criteria and has proven to be
a consistent performer.
|Location meets most of the required DBSP criteria with a few
minor issues. Often a score in this range indicates a place with excellent
wings and perhaps no good beer on tap or another deficiency that could be
|Decent wings but nothing memorable. An average location meets some of
the DBSP criteria and fails at others. A 60% score is the cutoff number
for ranking in the GOOD section of the BHON page.
|Deficient in many areas of the DBSP or pissed us off in some way. Not
necessarily worth writing off, many locations in this range show
potential and could improve by addressing their shortcomings.
|Failed to meet most DBSP criteria. Bad or non-existant wings, too
expensive, no good beer on tap, lousy service or all of the above. Not
likely to see a return visit by BHON.
|Location has gone out of business since last reviewed.
Re-Vists and Re-Reviews:
BHON frequently revisits many locations but does not necessarily re-review
each time. Usually, if there are any notable changes from the previous
visit, a review will be updated accordingly.
Last updated: Apr 3, 2005