VIEW: Rating Revelstoke’s wing nights

Wing night is everywhere in Revelstoke. We rate them based on atmosphere, price, tastiness and cleanup apparatus.

The Big Eddy Pub is usually lined up to get in on Wing Wednesday.

“Want to go for wings?” is a question that can be asked by Revelstokians on multiple occasions in a week. For a small population, the ratio of wing specials to restaurants is generous. What better way to help you decide on which establishment to frequent than to have us try them all and rate them accordingly? Of course, with your wings, you’re going to want a beer, so we’ve factored that in to the mix as well. We’ve rated five of Revelstoke’s premiere wing specials on atmosphere (and service), price, tastiness, and cleanup apparatus.

By Robyn Goldsmith & Heather Rose

Rockford 19/25

Monday night, 35 cents/wing (min of 10), No drink specials

Atmosphere 3/5 Price 3/5 Tastiness 9/10 Cleanup 4/5

The most publicized wing night, for a reason — it’s our best find for tastiness, and at 35 cents a wing, it’s a great deal. Unfortunately, there are some shortcomings. Drinks are pricier than other places, and there are no sides of veggies available, which sometimes you need in between wing courses. The wings aren’t as fresh on wing night as they are on other nights, and it can be a wait for a table after 6 p.m. They also have a weird rule about the number of people per booth (six maximum, no exceptions). Ask about the full flavours list. The oversize wet naps make wiping your fingers a breeze.

Best flavours: Honey ginger, Chinese fire drill

Big Eddy 19/25

Wednesday night, half-price wings, $3.50 domestic bottles

Atmosphere 5/5 Price 3/5 Tastiness 8/10 Cleanup 3/5

The Big Eddy is definitely our pick for atmosphere. It’s always buzzing, but you can usually get a table fairly quickly. The wings are great. It’s certainly not the cheapest deal in town, but reasonably priced drinks and consistently great service make the Big Eddy our favourite.

Best Flavours: Honey garlic, hot

Denny’s 16/25

Thursday night from 4-7 p.m., 1lb wings $5.00, $2.99 house wine or beer

Atmosphere 1/5 Price 4/5 Tastiness 7/10 Cleanup 4/5

Denny’s is not most people’s go-to hangout, but it offers great bang for your buck. The special is only available in the unkempt bar at the back of the restaurant (Bar One), which offers an intimate 10 table atmosphere, fake fireplace, and overlooks the hotel pool next door. It’s what you can expect from Denny’s — a half decent meal at a decent price, with less than decent service. We were pleased to be provided with an ample supply of wet naps. Something about munching down on meat while watching hotel guest frolic in the Sandman’s pool and hot tub is unappealing.

Best Flavour: Bourbon

The Last Drop 16/25

Every night from 2:30–5:30 p.m., 30 cents/wing, $4.00 domestics, highballs, wine

Atmosphere 3/5 Price 3/5 Tastiness 5/10 Cleanup 5/5

The Last Drop is the only place in town to supply finger bowls for cleanup, and we give it two giant, not sticky thumbs up for that. Overall, the Last Drop is not a bad choice. The price is good, but the wings are often on the dry side. Because they have the same special every night, it’s quite empty. If you want to stuff your face with chicken and not have to interact socially, The Last Drop is a good bet.

Best flavour: Lemon pepper

The Grizzly 15/25

Wednesday night, 1lb wings $4.00, Pints $3.50

Atmosphere 2/5 Price 5/5 Tastiness 6/10 Cleanup 2/5

There’s nothing remarkable about the Grizzly’s wing night, except for the price. For $20, two people can go and have a drink, two pounds. of wings, and tip! There are no interesting flavours, the service is average, and the wings are okay.

Best flavour: Salt and pepper

Which is your favourite wing night? Comment below.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Snow angels: Revelstokians shovel for those who can’t

‘They’ve helped me make it through the rest of the winter’

Highway 1 closed near Golden for high avalanche danger

DriveBC does not give an estimation for reopening

Syrian family celebrates one year in Revelstoke

Recently, Revelstoke fundraised almost $12,000 to cover the family’s debt to the federal government

Flooding water at West Kelowna Tim Hortons closes lane on Highway 97

This story has been updated with more accurate information. Water flooding from… Continue reading

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

Help sought in developing family practices in South Okanagan and Similkameen

An estimated 15,000 people in region do not have a family doctor

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

Animal lovers cautioned against feeding urban deer – even if they beg at the window

Even if the deer press their little faces against your kitchen window… Continue reading

Second earthquake in two days strikes near Agassiz

A 2.6-magnitude recorded Saturday morning

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Most Read