Whenever I've traveled and gone out in different cities, I've always wondered whether the city I'm in is particular drunker (or more full of drunks?) than any other.
In the Bay Area, for instance, drinking is the most popular local sport - friends from there can invariably drink me under the table. Levels of drunkenness regularly approached the worst of my Fratterdays.
When I lived in Spain, however, blacking out was deeply frowned upon by the local people. Having a drink or two with your lunch on a Tuesday, however, was completely normal. This, of course, does not include Cadiz Carnaval, where the whole city shuts down so entire families can get debauched together for a solid week.
Drinking in Israel was a big disappointment. Not only is it the custom to nurse a beer or two for your entire evening, there's also a slight possibility the club you're in will be blown up by Palestinian terrorists.
So....is your city among the drunkest in the US? The study linked below measured the percentage of adults who are "binge drinkers" (more than four drinks in two hours) and the percent suffering from alcoholic liver disease.
Let's have a look at the rankings:
- Milwaukee, WI - colddddd
- Fargo, ND - even colder!
- San Francisco, CA - gays + sunshine = party people
- Austin, TX - live music, go figure
- Reno, NV - gambling :) sinners
- Burlington, VT - do they drink a lot of maple syrup, or what?
- Omaha, NE - BOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON, BITCHES!!! That should do something to their alcohol consumption, dontcha think?
- Boston, MA - let's get drunk in hahvahd yahd
- Anchorage, AK - is there a sarah palin shot up there?
- San Diego, CA - German for "whale's vagina"
Rounding out the list:
21. Spokane, WA - I would drink myself to sleep, too, if I were from here
24. St. Louis, MO - How my Dad manages to not do so is nothing short of a miracle
29. Chicago, IL - you have to drink if you're gonna eat a Chicago dog, those things are huge!
30. Seattle, WA - Goooo 206!
32. Portland, OR - microbrews are yummy :)
Via: The Daily Beast