Boston once again tops The Daily Beast's list of hard-drinking cities. Is it a fair rap?
Give us your keys, Boston. According to The Daily Beast, Boston's sozzled residents consume an average of 15.6 drinks per month. It also classified one-fifth of the population as binge drinkers. The city tops a list that includes Milwaukee, New Orleans, Chicago and other cities known for their thirst. The rankings were set using data from Experian Marketing Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What do you think? Does Boston really deserve the moniker of drunkest city in America? Is it possible that Boston's more bleary-eyed than other drinking powerhouses like Milwaukee and New Orleans? Are you embarassed by the designation? Proud? Tell us in the comments below!
Should happy hour come back to Massachusetts?
Is happy hour coming back to the Bay State? The 28-year-old “happy hour law” now banning Massachusetts bars and restaurants from pouring free, discounted or two-for-one alcoholic beverages in area restaurants may be updated so restaurants can compete with casinos that may one day be in the state. As part of the ban, cities and towns now rule that a beverage must be priced the same for each calendar week and two drinks can only be served per person at a restaurant. In addition, pitchers of alcohol can only be served to two or more people, according to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The ABCC will hold a hearing in Boston on Aug. 21. Four other hearings will be held throughout the state to gain public feedback. According to an …