Food & Drink

These Are the Easiest Places to Get a Drink in America

Published On 03/16/2015 Published On 03/16/2015

When the bar is absolutely mobbed, you could park yourself around the drinks station and hope for the best. Or you could pack up and move to one of the US cities with the most bartenders per capita. CareerBuilder took a look at the "easiest places to get a drink" in America by city and state and found that Key West and North Dakota are actually your best bets.

As far as cities go, Key West is number one, but Spearfish, South Dakota (#2); Williston, North Dakota (#3); Jackson, Wyoming (#4); and Breckenridge, Colorado (#5) also boast a ton of bartenders per resident. On the states side, North Dakota is king. Montana was the first runner-up, followed by Nevada (well done, Vegas), Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Arkansas posted the crappiest bartender stats of all 50 states, so you might want to rethink that trip to Slick Willy's presidential library.

CareerBuilder has an interactive map illustrating all this data -- there's even a "by county" view, in case you're after highly specific intel on Lemhi County, Idaho. But if you're cool with static views of the city and state breakdowns, just keep scrolling below.


Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and didn't realize a town called Spearfish could be so hopping. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.



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