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Report: 12 of top 20 drunkest cities are in Wisconsin; Madison ranks 4th

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  1. daveg000

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    Report: 12 of top 20 drunkest cities are in Wisconsin; Madison ranks 4th

    MADISON, Wis. -

    Twelve Wisconsin cities made a list of the top 20 drunkest cities in America, including the top four.

    The list from 24/7 Wall St. ranks Appleton, Oshkosh and Green Bay in the top three spots, with Madison in fourth.

    "In Madison, 25.5 percent of adults report heavy or binge drinking on a regular basis, fourth highest nationwide," the report stated. "While excessive drinking does not always lead to adverse outcomes, it may be causing serious problems in the Madison area. Of driving deaths in a given year, 38.7 percent are alcohol related, one of the highest percentages nationwide."

    The study looks at the percentage of adults who report binge or heavy drinking and the number of bars per capita. Metro level data was aggregated from county level data provided by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program.

    This is the top 20 list:
    1.Appleton
    2.Oshkosh
    3.Green Bay
    4.Madison
    5.Fargo, North Dakota
    6.La Crosse
    7.Fond du Lac
    8.Ames, Iowa
    9.Eau Claire
    10. Mankato, Minnesota
    11. Wausau
    12. Sheboygan
    13. Missoula, Montana
    14. Grand Forks, North Dakota
    15. Racine
    16. Janesville
    17. Milwaukee
     
  2. daveg000

    daveg000 High-Roller

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    And I drink a lot more when I'm in Vegas
     
  3. Joe

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    Hey, you have to something during our long winters!:beer:
     
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    Madison is my hometown and I went to UW. Those were crazy times indeed. Wisconsin has some of the most lenient drunk driving laws, the Tavern League of Wisconsin is a powerful entity.
     
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    that list is a joke right
     
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    On Wisconsin!!! I grew up there and I remember reading in the paper when I was in college that Wisconsin consumed more brandy than the other 49 states combined. 12 of top 20, who knew?!?
     
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    Dang - my old 1970's stomping ground of Stevens Point didn't make the list.....
     
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    Are they also the big reason why many liquor stores close at 9p? Considering how I have always heard that Wisconsin likes to drink, I never really got why they close those so early (probably the earliest in the nation)... Also many WI craft beer companies fail to put the ABV on their bottles, especially if the ABV is low...that annoys me too.

    And by the way, the bottom 3 on that list are three college towns (Nebraska, Iowa, and Oregon St.)

    18. Lincoln, Neb.
    19. Iowa City
    20. Corvallis, Ore.
     
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    Please consider also that in a lot of places like here in NJ going into the liquor biz is very,very expensive. Liquor licenses cost a fortune often 200k or more. Right now in my little town theres two bar/restaurants vacant with no takers.. This may be one reason why theres so many bars in some states and not many in others. We have a ton of BYOB places here as opposed to SC for instance where my buddys place is, seems like every place sells booze.
     
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