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Washington and Baltimore: Two of the drunkest US cities

Washington and Baltimore are two of the drunkest cities in the nation. (AP)

Max Smith, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – Washington and Baltimore are two of the drunkest cities in the nation, according to a new list from The Daily Beast.

To create the list, The Daily Beast weighed information on the number of alcoholic drinks served per adult in each metro area, along with numbers from the CDC on the percentages of binge drinkers and heavy drinkers.

D.C. ranks ninth on the list, while Baltimore comes in at number 13.

The Washington area is listed as serving up an average of 15.6 alcoholic drinks per adult per month, with 14.5 percent of the population classified as binge drinkers, and 5 percent classified as heavy drinkers.

The Baltimore area is listed as serving an average of 14.7 alcoholic drinks per adult per month, with 16.3 percent of the population classified as binge drinkers, and 4.8 percent classified as heavy drinkers.

Another city in the region, Norfolk, Va., is ranked second drunkest.

Below is a complete list of the booziest cities from The Daily Beast.

  1. Boston
  2. Norfolk, Va.
  3. Milwaukee
  4. Charleston, S.C.
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Hartford-New Haven, Conn.
  7. New Orleans
  8. Chicago
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. Providence, R.I.
  11. Minneapolis-St. Paul
  12. Omaha, Neb.
  13. Baltimore
  14. Springfield, Mass.
  15. Denver
  16. Baton Rouge, La.
  17. Reno, Nev.
  18. San Francisco
  19. Philadelphia
  20. Fargo, N.D.
  21. Las Vegas
  22. Buffalo, N.Y.
  23. St. Louis
  24. Cleveland
  25. Burlington, Vt.

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