San Francisco Falls in Rankings to Nation's 22nd Drunkest City
San Francisco reliably comes out on top in national polls of which metropolitan area ranks highest in ribald practices. In June, we brought you the important news that our city had been deemed the country's sluttiest.
Our drinking, it seems, is not quite up to that level. According to a survey of health statistics by The Daily Beast, San Francisco has dropped from the the country's third-drunkest city in 2010 to 22nd drunkest in 2011.
To the numbers: San Francisco's percentage of adult "heavy drinkers" went from 8.2 in 2010 to 6.1 in 2011. The percentage of binge drinkers went from 19.6 down to 14 percent.
Not at all respectable, San Francisco -- we were beat out this year by the likes of Denver, Tuscon, and Lincoln, Neb. It might take some effort to claw our way to the top in next year's rankings. If you plan to take up the cause on New Year's Eve, remember not to drink and drive -- or walk.
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