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View Poll Results: Are new yorkers undefeated in alcoholic consumption?
Yes, no city drinks more than new york 0 0%
No, new york is a city of honor students compared to... 41 89.13%
I vomited on my keyboard and can't respond properly 5 10.87%
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Are new yorkers the biggest alcoholic consumers of the country?
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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New York is about average. Milwaukee is the place that is off the charts. In general Wisconsin is the hardest drinking state in the US.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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New York is about average. Milwaukee is the place that is off the charts. In general Wisconsin is the hardest drinking state in the US.
You beat me to it. Wisconsinites are all-world, professional drinkers.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:53 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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You beat me to it. Wisconsinites are all-world, professional drinkers.
I was thinking Milwaukee was on top as well when it comes to hard drinking. Though I wouldn't claim all world, I doubt they can top the Russians.

A Bostonian with their drinking cap on could easily go toe to toe with a New Yorker.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:55 PM
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NYC probably has more bars/clubs than any other city, but its nightlife isn't what it used to be.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Go to Wisconsin...any city in Wisconsin.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Accurate data by city is hard to come by, but data by state is widely available.



New York state as a whole is a state which drinks pretty moderately. Very low beer and liquor consumption. Wine consumption is a bit over national averages, but lower than nearby New Jersey and Connecticut.
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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^^^looks like Nevada is the overall winner here.
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:20 PM
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Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Are new yorkers the biggest alcoholic consumers of the country?
New Orleans, Milwaukee, and many of the Great Lakes cities. Boston isn't too shabby. Nor is Chicago.

I think the combination of cold weather and a lack of heavy religious codes that frown on the consumption of alcoholic beverages make drinking a common pass time in Northern cities.

Lots of Lutherans, Catholics, Episcopalians, Congregationlists and people descended from cultures where good food goes with good drink make those cities more susceptible to drinking.

People do it openly and frequently, because there is little judgement, if any.

NOLA is an obvious Southern exception with it's French Catholic roots. A good food and drink oasis in a desert of Southern Baptists who publicly sip sweet tea.
Along those lines, there are probably some historically Mexican and RC cities in Texas that drink heavily. But, I can't name them.

I think people drink less in very health conscious places that are warm, because having a great body is almost a requirement to being accepted. And, there are no sweaters and bulky coats to hide under half the year. I am thinking of places like Miami and LA. People drink, but the gym and the beach are a priority.

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Old 11-19-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I was thinking Milwaukee was on top as well when it comes to hard drinking. Though I wouldn't claim all world, I doubt they can top the Russians.

A Bostonian with their drinking cap on could easily go toe to toe with a New Yorker.
Or the Germans. Oh, man, beer for breakfast?
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