SA is Second Drunkest City in America




Chingos of drinks.

Before we start tooting our own horn and toasting to our rather spectacular placement on this year's Drunkest Cities Survey by Men's Health's November issue (at least we beat Austin?), let's consider the criteria used to land us at the No. 2 spot (technically 99 out of 100 from most sober to least sober), only behind Bakersfield, Calif. The magazine looked at number of cases with liver disease, number of binge drinking incidents, number of deaths in DUIs, DUI arrests and DUI laws.

The list also went on to include several other Texas cities including with Houston (50), Laredo(26), Dallas (16) and Plano (4) in the bottom half or most sober, and El Paso (84), Corpus Christi (88) and Austin (93) in the top 20 drunkest.

Let that simmer as we go into an expanded Fiesta (April 10-27) in 2014.


San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.