What Are The Drunkest Days Of The Year in America?

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Thanks to the rise in mobile breathalyzer companies, people can now responsibly monitor their alcohol intake so you don’t end up at work hung over tomorrow or do something worse, like, you know, drive home drunk. Companies like the San Francisco-based BACtrack quantify this data to highlight trends in their users’ drinking, including how much we drink, when we drink, which areas drink the most, etc.

Today, they released a TON of findings based on how much we drink and when, based on 100,000 unique users around the world over a period of 12 months. And they’re in cool chart form! We all love charts, right?

Some of the data tells us what we already know: 40% of all tests are administered during weekend hours, Saturday nights between 10 and 11 PM are the peak hours of use, etc.

Check out this chart which shows us Average BAC level by day of the week:


Tuesday is the lowest day of consumption, which surprises me, because some of my favorite bar nights in college took place on Tuesdays.

As far as Holidays go:


Surprisingly, Superbowl Sunday was topped by New Year’s Eve for drunkest holiday, followed by Valentine’s Day (Drowning your Forever Alone sorrows with Chocolate Liqueurs. PGP) and St. Patrick’s Day isn’t even CLOSE to the top. It comes in third-to-last, barely edging out Christmas Day and Columbus Day. I didn’t even know that people drink on Columbus Day. Go figure.


Here’s a map of the US showing states by BAC level, with Oklahoma and West Virginia topping the list, and Utah coming in with the lowest BAC.


And as far as Cities go, Houston is the driest major city, with Dallas and Oakland tied for first as the most drunken cities in America.


Here’s the rest of BACtrack’s report. Fascinating stuff.

[via Fast Company]

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