Congratulations Boston? I use a question mark here because I’m not sure this is something to be super proud of. But needless to say, Boston has just been named one of the top 3 drunkest cities in America. It landed at #3 on the list according to InsiderMonkey.com. Now before we give you the top 13 drunkest cities in America, let’s first look at how these findings were made.
According to Insider Monkey, they compiled their data based on “County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looking for Cities With the Highest Rates of Excessive Drinking.” They kept it to only cities with populations of 200,000 or more and the most binge drinking reported in the past 30 days. They also did studies on which cities drink the most amount of beer specifically but for the purposes of this post, we’re keeping to alcohol in general.
Boston is known for its beer. Boston is also known for its bars. Think about it…one of the most popular bars in television history was stationed here in Boston. Of course we’re talking about Cheers. So the fact that Boston is in the top 5 of this list shouldn’t be a shocker for many. So let’s take a look at the drunkest cities in America. And just an FYI, when two cities had the same excessive drinking rate, we ranked them by the percentage of driving deaths with alcohol involved. That is not a statistic to be proud of but it is definitely a way to measure the drunkest cities. And when you’re done seeing which cities topped the list, let us know if you agree or if you feel there are certain cities missing. The list changes year to year and this is the latest information for the year 2023.