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Jacksonville one of America's Drunkest Cities

The Daily Beast has compiled a list of the 40 Drunkest Cities in the U.S., using the average number of drinks consumed per person in a month. Find out where Jacksonville falls.

Published January 4, 2011 in News      21 Comments    Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article


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1. Milwaukee, WI

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Average drinks, per person, per month: 12.76
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 7.1
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 21.8
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 3.9


 2. Fargo, ND

 3. San Francisco, CA

 4. Austin, TX

 5. Reno, NV

 6. Burlington, VT

 7. Omaha, NE

 8. Boston, MA

 9. Anchorage, AK

10. San Diego, CA

11. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

12. Denver, CO

13. Providence, RI

14. Sioux City, IA

15. Toledo, OH

16. Hartford, CT

17. Tampa, FL

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Average drinks, per person, per month: 11.08
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 7.3
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 17.2
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 7.8

18. Portland, ME

19. San Antonio, TX

20. Philadelphia, PA

21. Spokane, WA

22. Cleveland, OH

23. Sacramento, CA

24. St. Louis, MO

25. New Orleans, LA

26. Tucson, AZ

27. Buffalo, NY

28. Tallahassee, FL

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Average drinks, per person, per month: 12.81
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 6.2
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 15.4
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 3

29. Chicago, IL

30. Seattle-Tacoma, WA

31. Springfield-Holyoke, MA

32. Portland, OR

33. Davenport, IA

34. Phoenix, AZ

35. Cincinnati, OH

36. Las Vegas, NV

37. Baltimore, MD

38. Cedar Rapids, IA

39. Casper, WY

40. Jacksonville, FL

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Average drinks, per person, per month: 10.47
Percent of adults who are heavy drinkers: 6
Percent of adults who are binge drinkers: 16.4
Deaths per 100,000 residents from alcoholic liver disease: 5.5


Full article: http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2469/1/

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21 Comments

BridgeTroll

January 04, 2011, 06:33:27 AM
Milwaukee should be disqualified... as they are professionals...

sheclown

January 04, 2011, 08:00:36 AM
Could be why Jacksonville is the birthplace of AA in the southeast. 

Noone

January 04, 2011, 08:30:57 AM
With our recent  resolution that passed the Jacksonville city council 16-1 that will change the charter for an (Urban Transition Area in Riverside). This legislation should help us move up the list rather quickly.

We need another round over here!

urbanlibertarian

January 04, 2011, 08:59:13 AM
Another MJ Pub Crawl might help us move up the list. :D

letters and numbers

January 04, 2011, 09:20:46 AM
the worlds largest outdoor cocktail party HAS to make the list right??

duvaldude08

January 04, 2011, 09:28:55 AM
Im sure I contribute to this number   ;D

David

January 04, 2011, 09:31:12 AM
It's interesting to see a mix of bigger and smaller cities to make the list. I had always assumed the smaller the town, the less there is to do so the more they drink. Just ask my cousin who lives in the sticks of North Georgia!



Captain Zissou

January 04, 2011, 09:54:14 AM
'Binge Drinking' is considered anyone who has more than 4 drinks in one outing.

Shouldn't every adult with Jags tickets be considered a binge drinker??

There seems to be no order to the list.  Half the cities are very vibrant and fun, while half the cities are dead.  I guess Jax would fall in one of those two categories.

stephendare

January 04, 2011, 09:59:02 AM
'Binge Drinking' is considered anyone who has more than 4 drinks in one outing.

Shouldn't every adult with Jags tickets be considered a binge drinker??

There seems to be no order to the list.  Half the cities are very vibrant and fun, while half the cities are dead.  I guess Jax would fall in one of those two categories.

Zissou, I've explored the nightlife of every major american city, touring clubs, discos, bars, parties, raves, after hours clubs, private circuit parties etc for decades.

And I have to say that if there is one thing that Jacksonvillians do well, its socialize and hobnob in bars.  It doesnt have the flash, glitter, or gazillion dollar surroundings, but Jacksonvillians are never happier than when they are out in bar districts having cocktails and gossiping.  The bars here are warm, full of attractive adventurous people who are genuinely enjoying themselves.

I always looked forward to coming home and going out.

Except at two riverside bars of course, where everyone is professionally miserable, but I think they secretly enjoy the nihilistic gloom.

Captain Zissou

January 04, 2011, 10:07:15 AM
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Except at two riverside bars of course, where everyone is professionally miserable, but I think they secretly enjoy the nihilistic gloom.

Do Tell.

I'd like to set up a Riverside crawl in the next couple months.

Dog Walker

January 04, 2011, 11:43:19 AM
Stephan,  One of them has to be the Wall Street, but what is the other? "Inquiring minds want to know!"  Don't want to walk into it by accident since my bar visiting days are mostly over and I don't want to waste an occasion.

simms3

January 04, 2011, 12:25:05 PM
Jacksonville has some good "bar areas," but it seems like a "house party" city because there really aren't that many large bar districts to go to.  The heaviest drinking usually occurs at house parties.

**Also, does anyone find the irony here considering how many Baptists there are in this town?

Q: Why should you always invite two Baptists over for a football game?
A: Invite only one and he`ll drink all your beer.

Jews don't recognize Jesus as the Son of God.
Protestants don't recognize the pope as the Ruler of the Church.
Baptists don't recognize each other in a liquor store.

Overstreet

January 04, 2011, 01:31:05 PM
mmmmmmm...............The only place where I list the number of drinks I've had is on medical history questionairs at the doctor's office. Where does this survey get their data from?

Dog Walker

January 04, 2011, 02:13:50 PM
Maybe reported sales of alcoholic beverages divided by the number of adults in the census.  I think the sales have to be reported for the state beverage taxes.

Ocklawaha

January 04, 2011, 02:14:49 PM


WHO ME?

OCKLAWAHA

Dog Walker

January 04, 2011, 02:39:48 PM
Ock,  You are bringing back horrible memories with that picture.  My father only had a drink or two on special occasions about twice a year.  But his favorite drink, when he did, was Southern Comfort and 7-Up which has to be the sweetest, most disgusting drink ever invented.  The hair stands up on my arms just at the thought!

Ocklawaha

January 04, 2011, 08:54:46 PM
Ock,  You are bringing back horrible memories with that picture.  My father only had a drink or two on special occasions about twice a year.  But his favorite drink, when he did, was Southern Comfort and 7-Up which has to be the sweetest, most disgusting drink ever invented.  The hair stands up on my arms just at the thought!

No sweat my friend, have a sip of this one... REBEL YELL. SOCO isn't bad if you enjoy Bourbons straight up. Rebel Yell is a wheated whiskey, soft and WAY different from the other distillers.

Rebel Yell is a Kentucky straight bourbon, is a pale, straw color, and is 80 proof. It is a wheated bourbon, meaning that wheat and not rye is used as the grain. Wheated bourbons are supposed to be softer and smoother than others, and I think that is generally true. It's made per its original W.L. Weller recipe.

Neat: The nose is very soft, dry, and a little citrusy, suggesting that the taste is light. Mouthfeel is watery and thin. As for taste, Rebel Yell has a sugary sweetness that quickly dissapates into a licorice and herbal spice. Simple, subtle, and docile. The finish was oaky, dry, and left a calm, lingering burn on the roof of the mouth. It is mellow and unassertive.

Did you know you can "proof" your drink using A traditional method to tell the alcoholic strength of a whisky. When a bottle is shaken - bubbles or beads will form. The bigger they are and longer they last the greater the alcoholic strength is of the spirit. SOCO 80 proof will foam up, Rebel Yell Reserve 90.6 won't.


Bourbon Whiskey
Because of the fact that almost all Bourbon is made in Kentucky many people believe this is a requirement, but in fact Bourbon may be produced in any state. The only prerequisites are that it must be made in the US, contain at least 51 percent corn and that it must be stored for at least two years in new, charred oak barrels. Lastly, the raw spirit may not be distilled to more than 80 percent alcohol by volume.

Wheat Whiskey
Wheat whiskey must be made from at least 51 percent of wheat and is quite uncommon. To be called a Wheat whiskey, the spirit must be made from at least 51 percent Wheat, distilled at less than 80 percent and stored in new, charred oak barrels for at least two years. Wheat whiskey is slightly more powerful and bitter than Bourbon.




Any of you still with me here, you can get a beautiful little silver whiskey flask and genuine membership certificate just for joining THE BAND OF REBELS, on the Rebel Yell online site. It's completely free.
http://rebelyellwhiskey.com/bandofrebels.html


For you true Son's of The South, try the REBEL YELL - REBEL QUIZ...  You might find out that your really just another Yankee! http://rebelyellwhiskey.com/quiz.html

OCKLAWAHA

Ernest Street

January 04, 2011, 09:06:59 PM
WHAT!...number 40? No way. at least in the high 20's.. :P
Southern Comfort is about as sweet as Yukon Jack..Not meant to be abused as the sugar content rivals the alcohol content!! :P

Sugar is what gives your brain the hangover (if you suffer from that) Don't even think about Midori "Melon Balls" That was my worst ever hangover in my entire life and I still remember it 20 years later!

Our Neighborhood lately is Progressing with 2 (Count them) Two, Microbrewery's  Gotta Love My Street Now!
Cross Stockton St if you LOVE strong Beer and Ales (Iambics?)

civil42806

January 05, 2011, 07:08:51 AM
WHAT!...number 40? No way. at least in the high 20's.. :P
Southern Comfort is about as sweet as Yukon Jack..Not meant to be abused as the sugar content rivals the alcohol content!! :P

Sugar is what gives your brain the hangover (if you suffer from that) Don't even think about Midori "Melon Balls" That was my worst ever hangover in my entire life and I still remember it 20 years later!

Our Neighborhood lately is Progressing with 2 (Count them) Two, Microbrewery's  Gotta Love My Street Now!
Cross Stockton St if you LOVE strong Beer and Ales (Iambics?)

"Lambics"   only real ones are from Belgium.  I don't think Iambic pentameter qualifies as an ale

Dog Walker

January 05, 2011, 08:13:18 AM
"He who would make a pun would pick a pocket" - Samuel Johnson

Bewler

January 10, 2011, 12:51:50 PM
Stephan,  One of them has to be the Wall Street, but what is the other? "Inquiring minds want to know!"  Don't want to walk into it by accident since my bar visiting days are mostly over and I don't want to waste an occasion.

He would have to be talking about either Birdies or Lowmax. Though to be fair, all of these places are only really like that during the day/early evening. And even then, the front outside area of Birdies never seems that way.
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