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Old 05-23-2013, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MKE-Ed View Post
All of this is totally true. When I moved here back in the late 1980s, I was just shocked to see how much people here in Milwaukee drink. They don't drink to relax, unwind or have a good time, they drink to get totally wasted. I have met people here that consider getting a DUI a badge of honor and something to be proud of. It amazes me to see the number of people that I have met over the years that have multiple DUI's on their record. Milwaukee and Wisconsin in general do have a very serious problem with drunk driving.
I have to wonder what kind of people you hang out with. I don't have any friends with a DUI, nor do I have friends who drive drunk. My friends also unwind with a glass of wine or a couple of beers. Not sure anyone I know drinks to get totally wasted. Don't stereotype everyone in WI...it sounds like you've met some real tools along the way.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:45 PM
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San Francisco
Washington D.C

Not in that order
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:24 PM
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Being a recovering alcoholic myself (4 years clean and sober), I'd have to testify that St. Louis has a lot.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:32 PM
Location: Tennessee
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If I had to guess, based on zero data, I'd guess some place with long winters...some place in Alaska. BUT, that wouldn't be right.

"This fall, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) released a comprehensive study of alcohol consumption per capita for every state in the U.S. as of 2007. Essentially, the NIAAA gathered up data on alcohol sales for each state and then divided it by census population numbers, including any person 14 or older (can’t forget all those underage drinkers). The results are broken down into consumption of beer, wine and spirits, so you can learn if people in different states are more likely to be beer guzzlers or wine snobs."


And here are the 10 Drunkest States in order:

1) New Hampshire - Winner Booziest State In The Country
2) Nevada
3) Washington DC
4) Montana
5) Wisconsin
6) North Dakota
7) Delaware
8) Wyoming
9) Alaska
10) Colorado

Least Drunk States in order:

Utah, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, West Virginia, Alabama, Ohio

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by pch1013 View Post
The Forbes list includes Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Norfolk, Atlanta, and of course New Orleans.
But nothing in the south west (other than Las Vegas that may be more thing on strip than the people who live in the city) or south east.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:01 AM
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Milwaukee seems to be the front-runner, but it's also strange how you cannot buy beer or liquor past 9pm there. Unless that has changed in the past few years.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:04 AM
Location: Milwaukee
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Lots of exaggeration regarding Milwaukee on here, but Wisconsin is definitely a top drinking state.

Barrow AK had a "Cops" filmed the day they lifted prohibition some years ago, and it was just insane. If we're including small cities/towns, it has to be a place like that.
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