Alright, as this marks the very first of the Metro Jacksonville nightlife reviews, and we are debuting several new features there are a few things that need explaining.
We will be rating and reviewing nightclubs based on professional and subjective categories that will be figured using a mathematical formula.
The Club Rating Formula:
There are six categories that our obstreperous reviewers rate:
S = Service[to dance and have fun]."
This is pretty self explanatory: Is it sufficiently staffed with trained well disposed people? Is service prompt and professional? Are the employees competent and attentive?
D = Drinks
This is a pretty subjective category. In liquor bars, it's a measure of the quality of liquors available, as well as whether the bartenders actually know what they are doing. We give extra points for showmanship during mixing, as well as how well constructed the drink is. Beer and Wine Bars get an automatic rating of 3, but we give extra points for great selections.
CZ = Crowd Size
This has everything to do with people per square feet, not total number of people. If a small club is crowded with 50 people in it, they will get a 5. If a huge club looks deserted with 300 people in it, they will get a 1. Clubbing is about socializing. If people are so spread out that you cant mix, then its sort of self defeating isnt it?
CF = Crowd Friendliness
Is the crowd itself friendly? Can a person meet and/or get introduced to others reasonably easily? Is it cliquish and not open to outsiders? Is it clear that a barfight is possible from the minute one walks into the room? Should one mind one's Ps and Qs?
FMS= Friendliness To Metro Jacksonville Staff
Lets face it, if their staff isnt going to be friendly to an honest to god reviewer, who are they going to be friendly to?
B = Bonus Points
Totally random. Anything that sticks out of the ordinary, whether positive or negative.
Im pretty sure I said extra jalapenos on the soft taco.
S(5) + CZ(4) + CF(4) + FMS(5) + D(3) + Bonus(3 for tacos)
By Jennifer Browning and Stephen Dare.