Books have been written about our love affair with booze, and all we get is a lousy No. 6 ranking?
Next month Men's Health
will come out with its listing of the "100 Drunkest Cities in America."
As of right now, the magazine's website has yet to publish the findings, but USA Today has the scoop
Frankly, Daily RFT
is a little disappointed with the results. St. Louis comes in a measly No. 6.
Have the authors of this study ever been to a Blues game, next weekend's Mardi Gras Parade or any one of our smoky dens of sin
The answer? Not likely.
The poll based its results on the following purported harbingers of drunkenness, all of which can tracked down from the comfort of one's desk:
- death rates from alcoholic liver disease
- auto accidents involving alcohol
- frequency of binge-drinking in the past month
- number of DUI
- severity of DUI penalties
In other words, the data precluded Men's Health
from ever having to get gutter-drunk with the locals in St. Louis. That said, we'll keep considering ourselves No. 1.
Here's the top ten drunkest cities per Men's Health
- Fresno, Calif.
- Reno, Nev.
- Billings, Mont.
- Riverside, Calif.
- St. Louis
- San Antonio
- Lubbock, Texas
- Bakersfield, Calif.
And the magazine's surprising list of "least drunk" cities from most :
- Yonkers, N.Y.
- Rochester, N.Y.
- Salt Lake City
- Durham, N.C.
- New York City
- Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Manchester, N.H.