Billings Makes Top List For Hungover Cities
How much does Montana drink? A lot. No surprise. Clearly this is nothing new. Just step out onto the busy streets of downtown Billings near last call on any given weekend to catch the scent of alcohol, sweat and regret. What may surprise you? The fact that this Montana town drinks enough to get hungover THE MOST. More than most other cities in America.
Here’s proof. According to Business Insider:
Business Insider Hangover Score: 73.18
45 bars per 100,000 people
7 beer/wine/liquor stores per 100,000 people
More than 3 breweries per 100,000 people
14.8% admitted to binge drinking
The CDC defines binge drinking as 5 or more drinks in one sitting for men, and 4 or more drinks in one sitting for women. The Hangover Score is the average of the percentile rankings of the four categories, and has a theoretical range from 0 to 100. Read the complete methodology here.
Billings landed #14 on the list of Most Hungover Cities in America. Other cities include Casper, WY, and Colorado Springs, Colo. Scranton, Pennsylvania landed the top spot.