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Forbes.com says Milwaukee drinks hard.

Forbes.com ranks the hard drinking cities


Forbes.com is out with yet another list.

This one ranks "America's Hard Drinking Cities." Milwaukee came in second. Austin, Texas tops Brew City for the No.1 ranking.

Here's what Forbes had to say about our city, "Coming in second on thelist is Milwaukee. This city, known as 'the nation's watering hole,'has a long reputation as a city built on beer. It was once the nation'stop beer-producing city, home to four of the world's largest breweries:Schlitz, Pabst, Miller and Blatz. Legendary sitcom characters Laverneand Shirley fixed bottle caps on one of the city's assembly lines. Eventhe town's baseball team--the Brewers--reflects its boozy past."

Their data on Milwaukee drinking:

-Residents who had at least one drink in the last 30 days: 70.6 percent

-Men who had more than two drinks per day, or women one drink: 5.3 percent

-Residents who had five or more drinks on one occasion: 21.4 percent

Rounding out the top five hardest-drinking cities are San Francisco; Providence and Chicago.

Forbes concludes its survey by saying, "Of course, just because acity ranks high on the list doesn't make it a den of debauchery. Atop-drinking town could be populated by health-conscious adults who sipa glass of wine a day in order to keep their hearts healthy. And justdowning a few cold ones doesn't make a person irresponsible."


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sandstorm | Aug. 18, 2008 at 10:58 a.m. (report)

lol. go ahead give me "one star", but all i was asking for was the proof of your "proven fact". i'm really not even disagreeing. it just seemed to me, to be an odd thing to say, and i would just like a bit of an explanation. if you are incapable of giving one just answer by rating this post one star.

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sandstorm | Aug. 14, 2008 at 9:58 a.m. (report)

"...remember, bikers do more good than bad and that is a proven fact." show me where this has been proven.

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rnzh102 | Aug. 12, 2008 at 12:58 p.m. (report)

I am proud that our city is known for Harley Davidsons and if that isn't sophisticated enough for some people, my message is simple....please move away. We don't want your kind here; the kind of people that are "too good" to associate with bikers....remember, bikers do more good than bad and that is a proven fact.

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beentheredonethat | Aug. 9, 2008 at 7:59 a.m. (report)

I moved here from Austin, TX a year ago. Milwaukee is much more of a drinking city for sure! Here bartenders pour heavy drinks where in many bars in Austin they use measured shot glasses, etc. Every festival and fair in Mke has a lot more beer stands and bars available compared to the same in Texas. New Years Eve bar shere are open all night..not so in Austin, 2 am close time 365 days a year. You can even buy drinks at the Zoo here! That's unheard of in Texas! You Milwaukeeans sure know how to party!

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pjk | Aug. 9, 2008 at 7:10 a.m. (report)

Second place? I don't think so. Apparently Mr Forbes hasn't been to the Newport.

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