Atlanta lands on booziest city list

Atlanta's known as the home of southern fast-food staple Chick-fil-A, the world's busiest airport and for being ubiquitously full. 
But it could get a new reputation as one of the world's booziest cities.
The city is ranked No. 19 in a recent study by, an organization that provides information on alcohol abuse. 
To arrive at the ranking, the organization analyzed 1,000 Instagram posts from travelers in 143 cities across the world that included the hashtags "VacationMode" or "Vacay." They used the posts as a way to understand how alcohol is featured in travelers' "vacation journaling," according to the website.

The study includes posts from February 2016 to February 2017.


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Atlanta ranked No. 19 on a list of 25 cities. Portland, Oregon ranked first with 9.9% of its vacationers featuring alcohol in their Instagram posts. Denver, Colorado and New Orleans, Louisiana were ranked second and third, respectively, with 8.5% and 8.3 percent of their vacationers featuring an alcoholic beverage in their posts.
In Atlanta, 3.8% of vacationers' Instagram posts featured alcohol. 
Cocktails were the most photographed drinks, comprising 36 percent of the pictures.


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