Every city likes to claim it drinks more than any other city, but the numbers don’t lie. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile the ultimate ranking of the booziest cities in America, based on three essential sets of criteria: alcohol consumption by person, number of bars per 10,000 people and amount spent on alcohol.
We created a top 10 list for each category, and then assigned cities points based on how high they ranked on each list. Lists were then weighted by importance (giving higher weight to drinks per month and bars per capita versus amount spent on alcohol), with bonus points awarded for cities that appeared on multiple lists. Here are the results: