It's a battle of the drinkers in this one. Which state, Illinois or Wisconsin has more bars? The winner actually has more bars than 47 other states in the good ole United States of America. 247Tempo

Before we begin the breakdown on this, let's look at some famous drinking quotes from some famous drinkers...I wonder if any of these folks ever had a drink in Illinois or Wisconsin. HomeWetBar

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” – W.C Fields


“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” -Drew Carey


“I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.” – Joe E Elli


“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield


“I work until beer o’clock.” – Stephen King

So what about the amount of bars in Illinois and Wisconsin, let's get back on topic here...

Thanks to a study done by 247Tempo we can see which states have the most bars per person in that state. It's quite interesting, and where some of these states are makes a lot of sense. Let's throw out a few to show you an example:

1. North Dakota

 Bars per 100,000 residents 21 and older: 24.92 Total bars: 379 (23rd lowest)
 Population 21 and older: 1,520,788 


25. Hawaii
 Bars per 100,000 residents 21 and older: 6.30 Total bars: 179 (11th lowest)
 Population 21 and older: 2,840,148 (11th lowest)


36. Florida
 Bars per 100,000 residents 21 and older: 4.08 Total bars: 1732 (8th highest)
 Population 21 and older: 42,433,848 (3rd highest)


So what are the local numbers? Who has more bars, Illinois or Wisconsin?

8. Illinois
Bars per 100,000 residents 21 and older: 10.98 Total bars: 2792 (4th highest)
 Population 21 and older: 25,432,328 (6th highest)

3. Wisconsin
Bars per 100,000 residents 21 and older: 23.52 Total bars: 2732 (5th highest)
Population 21 and older: 11,613,950 (20th highest)


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