Milwaukee, “America’s Drinking Hole,” has lost its status as the Hardest-Drinking City in America to a worthy opponent, Austin, Texas.
Known for its live music, thriving nightlife district, and the University of Texas, Austin is tops in alcohol consumption in 2008 according to Forbes Magazine. There is even an annual cocktail throwdown. With that many college students, music, and barbecue there is bound to be some drinking. In runner-up Milwaukee’s defense, they keep their college students an hour away in Madison.
Rounding out the top 5 was San Francisco, Providence, RI, and Chicago—all worthy competition. If only it were hotter in SF, maybe we’d win!