Wisconsin or Illinois? This State Has More Bars Than Nearly Every Other in the US
If you need a drink and live in Illinois or Wisconsin, you're in luck, because there are plenty of places to get one.
When it comes to which state has more bars it's a neck and neck race. (More like bottleneck and bottleneck, am I right? I'll see myself out.)
Anyway, if you were to visit either state, you'd realize we got plenty of watering holes between both.
So much so, that Illinois and Wisconsin landed in the top 10 of 24/7 Tempo's States With the Most Bars Per Person.
If you're looking for which state has the most bars, Illinois has Wisconsin beat, but not by much.
The study shows that Wisconsin has 2732 total bars, while Illinois has 2792. Those totals place The Land of Lincoln as the state with the 4th most in America, with The Dairy State trailing just behind in 5th.
However, if you were to look at how many bars per person are in each state, the numbers flip around and it makes total sense.
The over 2700 bars for both states is a big number but when you take into consideration the population for both Illinois and Wisconsin, you'll realize there are more taverns per person in Wisconsin than in Illinois.
Overall, Illinois ranked as having the 8th highest amount of bars per 100,000 residents in America, while Wisconsin came in 3rd overall.
The moral of the story is? We got plenty of bars to choose from between both states. So come to the midwest and pull up a chair.