Is Boston Really the Drunkest City in America?

Boston once again tops The Daily Beast's list of hard-drinking cities. Is it a fair rap?

Give us your keys, Boston.

According to The Daily Beast, Boston's sozzled residents consume an average of 15.6 drinks per month. It also classified fully one-fifth of the population as binge drinkers. 

The city tops a list that includes Milwaukee, New Orleans, Chicago and other cities known for their thirst. The rankings were set using data from Experian Marketing Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

What do you think? Does Boston really deserve the moniker of drunkest city in America? Is it possible that Boston's more bleary-eyed than other drinking powerhouses like Milwaukee and New Orleans? Are you embarassed by the designation? Proud? Tell us in the comments below!

Melissa Nelson Yu January 07, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Ever been here on St Paddy's day? Disgusting
Cynthia Conrod Finney January 07, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Student population no doubt fuels this statistic.
Matt C January 08, 2013 at 02:08 PM
having a glass of wine with dinner puts you at double the average drinks...


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