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America, Your Drunkest City is ... Denver?

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 17, 2008 7:31PM

2008_03_beer.jpgIn honor of our unofficial national holiday of drinking, St. Patrick's Day, we thought we'd peruse Men'sHealth Magazine's recent list of America's Drunkest Cities. Top of the list? Denver, followed by Anchorage, Colorado Springs, Omaha and Fargo. Our neighbors to the north in Milwaukee come in at #10. Our fair city comes in at 39th overall, 13th in binge drinking, and 17th in DUI arrests. At least, we think so, as their method of ranking seems kind of convoluted. The magazine provides their methods of figuring out the rankings, though there's no mention of how the performance of a city's professional sports teams affect the rankings.

Of course, lest anyone think we're making light of the situation, we'd like to point out that we're kind of tired of reading some really bad stories about drunk driving over the past several days. So have fun drinking the green beer today, but for the love of all that is pure and holy, be responsible and take the CTA home. Be safe out there, kids.

Okay, we'll get off our soapbox now ...

Photo courtesy of our own Rachelle Bowden