Now, what were they drinking?

Minneapolis-St. Paul share the second spot in a recent list of America’s drunkest cities. Unbelievable? How about Milwaukee topping the list?! The usual suspects – Las Vegas and Miami – come in at 14 and 33 respectively in this survey of the country’s 35 largest cities and metropolitan areas.

The cities were ranked using these parameters – 1. State laws influencing alcohol sales and consumption in the area 2. Adult men having had more than two drinks per day, and adult women confessing to one per day (Now, why is that?) 3. Binge drinking with folks dowing five or more drinks on one occasion, and 4. the number of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held in the area.

Although the accuracy of this survey might be open to question, it comes at a time when Metroblogging Minneapolis prepares to celebrate its second anniversary. The numbers play along nicely. Cheers to that!

6 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on August 24th, 2006 @ 8:49 am

    I don’t know whether to be proud or what.

  2. Mike (unregistered) on August 24th, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

    Sweet I’ve lived in both cities this year. Next year let’s kick Milwaukee’s ass. Bow open the f-n liquor stores on Sunday!

  3. Mike (unregistered) on August 24th, 2006 @ 1:27 pm taps Milwaukee as America’s drunkest city.

    Some Fun Milwaukee stats:

    G-Daddy’s BBC sell 900 cans of Pabst between 7 and 10 p.m on their drink special night.
    22% of Milwaukee respondents confessed to binge drinking
    5th Fittest City in America by Men’s Fitness magazine in2006
    Best City for Singles by Forbes in 2006
    more than 1,000 outlets for beer, wine and liquor, according to the city’s License Division

  4. Elizabeth (unregistered) on August 24th, 2006 @ 5:01 pm

    I agree- if the cities want to beat Milwaukee they have to have some different liquor laws here. The weekend I moved here (from Milwaukee, actually) I stopped at a Rainbow around 11am and tried to buy some beer for my helpful mover but I was told it was too early to purchase it. That’s no way to become a drunk city.

  5. Rohan (unregistered) on August 24th, 2006 @ 9:18 pm

    Minneapolis also happens to be the most literate city in America (twice in three surveys conducted recently, and once in the second spot). So there’s a lot of ‘studied’ drinking going on, and I agree with Mike…let’s kick the Milwaukee butt hard next year.

  6. Erica (unregistered) on August 27th, 2006 @ 9:15 pm

    The response on this LJ post is cracking me up.

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