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    Default Milwaukee is named 'Drunkest City'

    Damn, Austin #5? I demand a recount!


    Milwaukee is named 'Drunkest City'

    MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee has been ranked by Forbes.com as "America's Drunkest City" on a list of 35 major metropolitan areas ranked for their drinking habits.

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    Forbes said Tuesday it used numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to rank cities in five areas: state laws, number of drinkers, number of heavy drinkers, number of binge drinkers and alcoholism.

    Minneapolis-St. Paul was ranked second overall; followed by Columbus, Ohio; Boston; Austin, Texas; Chicago; Cleveland; Pittsburgh and then Philadelphia and Providence, R.I., in a tie for ninth.

    Rick DeMeyer, 28, said Wednesday as he was celebrating his birthday at G-Daddy's BBC he could understand Milwaukee's ranking.

    "I have had people stay with me from London and Chicago, and they can't get over how much we drink," he said. "I guess we do."

    But officials at Visit Milwaukee, the area's convention and visitors bureau, contend that the city has come a long way in ridding itself of its beer-guzzling image.

    Milwaukeeans have plenty of other ways to entertain themselves without drinking alcohol, said Dave Fantle, a spokesman for the group. He noted a new convention center and baseball park had been built and the Milwaukee Art Museum expanded in recent years.

    "We've gone from Brew City to new city," he said.

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    Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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    Milwaukeeans have plenty of other ways to entertain themselves without drinking alcohol, said Dave Fantle, a spokesman for the group. He noted a new convention center and baseball park had been built and the Milwaukee Art Museum expanded in recent years.

    "We've gone from Brew City to new city," he said.

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    Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com[/QUOTE]

    What a load of crap! People get drunk at those places too! Just go to a Milwaukee Brewers game at Miller Park or Summerfest and you'll see plenty of drunk people there. I was born in Milwaukee (live in Greenfield) so I know.

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    Wayne Campbell: So, do you come to Milwaukee often?

    Alice Cooper: Well, I'm a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers began visiting here in the late 16th century.

    Pete: Hey, isn't "Milwaukee" an Indian name?

    Alice Cooper: Yes, Pete, it is. In fact , it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."

    Wayne Campbell: I was not aware of that.
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    Seattle tied for 12th...

    Gosh, we need to work harder to break into the top ten next year...

    Houston is 18th I see...

    You people down in TLW country have some catching up to do...

    ...and you guys wonder how I put damn near a liter of Turkey away...
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    I have had a few barley pops in Milwaukee. The breweries are awesome and the baseball stadium tailgates are second to none. Plenty of beer is made and drank in Milwaukee.
    Just go for it!

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    That's it. I moving to Milwaukee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fast98dodge
    Houston is 18th I see...

    You people down in TLW country have some catching up to do...
    If it weren't for TLW, Houston would be 30th!
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