America’s Drunkest Cities

From Forbes:

To determine the rankings, we started with a list of the largest metropolitan areas in the continental U.S. Thirty-five candidate cities were chosen based on availability of data and geographic diversity.

Each city was ranked in five areas: state laws, number of drinkers, number of heavy drinkers, number of binge drinkers and alcoholism. Each area was assigned a ranking in each category, based on quantitative data, and all five categories were then totaled to produce a final score, which was sorted to produce our rankings.

Here are the top five:

1. Milwaukee
2. Minneapolis-St. Paul (Yeah, Curtis!)
3. Columbus
4. Boston
5. Austin

(via A Wesh View)