• Advertise Locally with Borderstan in 2013!


Categorized | Food & Drink


  • One Photo A Day - Luis Gomez



Booze On, Borderstan: DC Named 9th Drunkest City

"DC"

Where do you drink? (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Alejandra Owens. You can find her at her food blog, One Bite At A Time. Alejandra also writes for City Eats DC, a Food Network site, where you can book dinner reservations. Email her at alejandra[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter at @frijolita.

When it comes to best/worst lists, DC always seems to find a place. In 2010 we were among the fittest cities in America thanks to all you crazy running people. We were also one of the happiest cities according to a Gallop pole. Not surprisingly, we were also among the most expensive cities to live! But last week we topped another list – this time coming in as the 9th Drunkest City In The US!

So here’s the break down: according to The Daily Beast, the average DC adult consumes 15.6 alcoholic beverages a month (rounding up, that’s four drinks a week, give or take), 14.5 percent of us are binge drinkers and 5 percent of us are considered heavy drinkers.

I mean, are we really surprised? DCers have a penchant for rooftop drinking, patio drinking and dirt-cheap-happy hour drinking. We bestow our finest bartenders with a demi-god like status. We even have classic cocktail death matches! Bottom line: cheap, neat, classic, it doesn’t matter, we like our booze!

So it got me thinking, where did I drink the most in DC this year? In no particular order:

  • Fiola – I’ve lauded Jeff Faile’s manhattan for awhile now.
  • 1905 – Lyn and Joel serve up cocktails with a friendly “in your living room” kind of vibe.
  • Estadio – They serve my favorite rose in the whole city.
  • Stoney’s – A favorite spot to meet friends and have a bourbon & ginger.
  • Iron Horse Taproom – A regular after work spot, any bar with a $5 Makers Mark night is a bar I’ll like.
  • Cork – Wine flights. Enough said.

Then there were dinner parties – many, many dinner parties. So that means weekly visits to Connecticut Avenue Wine & Spirits where I pick up a bottle or two for those “just in case” moments. So Borderstanis, where do you booze… or buy your booze? It’s really not hard to imagine how one might get to four drinks a week – at minimum. Or, dear lord, is it?

Get an RSS Feed for all Borderstan stories or subscribe to Borderstan’s daily email newsletter.

This post was written by:

- who has written 143 posts on Borderstan.

Owens a communications pro for a large association by day. By night she writes about food and restaurants for Borderstan and directs social media strategy for the site. She has her own food blog, One Bite At a Time. Follow Owens on Twitter @frijolita; email her at alejandra[AT]borderstan.com.

Contact the author

All posts written by this author are copyrighted. Please see our User & Privacy Policies page for more information.

  • Free Spirit Media - Innovative Design Ideas


Comments are closed.