Milwaukee 'drunkest' ranks America's hardest-drinking towns

Aug 25, 2006 - More than 70% of adult Milwaukeeans reported that they had at least one alcoholic drink within the past 30 days. That compares with 45% in Nashville, Tennessee, which ranked last among the 35 cities on the list.


Forbes said it used numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to rank cities in five areas: state laws, number of drinkers, number of heavy drinkers, number of binge drinkers and alcoholism.

In it's story, Forbes pointed out: "Milwaukee has long had a reputation as a city built on beer. It was once the nation's top beer-producing city, home to four of the world's largest breweries: Schlitz, Pabst, Miller and Blatz. Legendary sitcom characters Laverne and Shirley fixed bottle caps on one of the city's assembly lines. Even the name of the town's baseball team - The Brewers - alludes to its boozy past."'s 'Drunkest Cities'
1. Milwaukee
2. Minneapolis-St. Paul
3. Columbus, Ohio
4. Boston
5. Austin, Texas

6. Chicago
7. Cleveland
8. Pittsburgh
9. Philadelphia
9. Providence, R.I. (tie)
11. St. Louis
12. San Antonio
13. Seattle
14. Las Vegas
15. Denver/Boulder
16. Cincinnati
16. Kansas City (tie)
18. Houston
19. Portland, Ore.
20. San Francisco-Oakland
20. Washington-Baltimore (tie)
22. Phoenix
23. Los Angeles
24. New Orleans
24. Tampa (tied)
26. Norfolk
27. Dallas-Fort Worth
28. Atlanta
28. Detroit (tie)
30. Indianapolis
31. Orlando
32. New York
33. Miami
34. Charlotte, N.C.
35. Nashville

Published : Aug 25, 2006