Chug, Chug, Chug: Fresno Named America's Drunkest City

Fresno hammered

By Olsen Ebright and Lori Preuitt
|  Thursday, Feb 4, 2010  |  Updated 4:32 PM PDT
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There are cities that like to drink, and then there's the Fresno.

The California city has been named America's drunkest city by Men's Health magazine. Other California cities who sauce it hard include Riverside and Bakersfield. They both made the top ten.

The Bay Area surprisingly scored among the least drunk cities.  Oakland came in 75th. San Jose came in 79th and San Francisco 86 out of 100.

The rankings are based on various DUI stats, frequency of binge-drinking, alcohol-related car crashes and death rates from alcoholic liver disease.

Drunkest Cities:

  • 1) Fresno, Calif. 
  • 2) Reno, Nev.
  • 3) Billings, Mont.
  • 4) Riverside, Calif.
  • 5) Austin, Tex.
  • 6) St. Louis, Mo.
  • 7)San Antonio, Tex.
  • 8) Lubbock, Tex.
  • 9) Tucson, Ariz.
  • 10) Bakersfield, Calif.

Least Drunk Cities:

  • 100) Boston
  • 99) Yonkers, N.Y.
  • 98) Rochester, N.Y.
  • 97) Salt Lake City
  • 96) Miami
  • 95) Newark
  • 94) Durham, N.C.
  • 93) New York City
  • 92) Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • 91) Manchester, N.H.

Other California Cities:

  • 12) Modesto (Rated: F)
  • 20) Sacramento (Rated: D-)
  • 27) San Diego (Rated: D)
  • 48) Los Angeles (Rated: C-)
  • 57) Anaheim (Rated: C )

Full list: "Drunkest" U.S. Cities

The story will be featured in the magazine's March issue.

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