Almost every great story starts with, "Hold my beer and watch this!" Okay, most of the incredible stories from MY family start this way (thank you, Uncle Floyd). Thank goodness for smartphones and YouTube, so we can capture and relive those moments, as well as share in the laughter and disgrace that can come from a pour decision (Yes, I intentionally used that version of pour).

The fine folks at Road Snacks did the hard work of narrowing down which cities party a little too hard and drink a little bit harder. Now with cities like Pullman, you might think they're number one! Yay, College Town! But you'd be surprised. And it's not always the biggest city either. This infotainment list is ranked by the number of places (bars/pubs/wineries/liquor stores per capita) where you can buy booze (not just beer, even though Yakima is the Hop Capitol of the world). The cities are also ranked by how often people talk about drinking (drunk-related tweets). Plus, the divorce rate. Hey, it might be a stereotype, but Road Snack has its reasons for including it.

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Top 10 Drunkest Cities in Washington

#10 – Olympia

I'm not surprised that our state capital is on this list, especially considering the type of laws and legislation passed over the past couple of years.

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#9 – Snohomish

After reading a bit of history about Snohomish, I learned that the city wasn't really affected by the great depression. If that's not a reason to tip one back, I'm not sure what is. Interestingly, they are still celebrating all these years later. Or are they drinking for a different reason?

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#8 – Port Orchard

To get to Port Orchard, you can take a ferry. Can you drive a ferry drunk? Probably not, but if you're riding in your car on the ferry, would you get pulled over by a state trooper or the coast guard?

#7 – Sumner

Sumner is a pretty blue-collar town, so when people say they hate their job, they know there's a club for everyone… and they know where to go for the meetings.

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#6 – Gig Harbor

At the time of Road Snacks research, Gig Harbor was the 2nd in the ranks of bars per capita and number 1 when it came to liquor stores. I'm kind of surprised it's not higher on the list.

#5 – Poulsbo

I have never heard of this Washington town. Kudos to them for being the fifth drunkest city but keeping such a low profile. Poulsbo is just north of Bainbridge Island. I know what you're thinking… what's Bainbridge Island?

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#4 – Tacoma

I knew a bigger city would be up there on the list. A bigger city means higher numbers in breweries and bars but not as many drunk tweets. Kind of sad, Tacoma. Liven up those parties!

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#3 – Port Townsend

Port Townsend has quite a few events and festivals throughout the year. Wooden Boat Festival, Kinetic Skulputre Race, Port Townsend Film Festival, Annual Blues & Jazz Festival. Many opportunities to booze it up!

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#2 – Seattle

Is this really a surprise? So many more bars and clubs in this city than in the rest of the state. Add to that all the sports, and you got yourself the #2 seat in Washington's Drunkest Cities!

#1 – Woodinville

Woodinville... number 1? Really? It all goes to that "Per Capita" rank. Woodinville has more bars per person. So, not only is it a relatively wealthy town, but it also is the drunkest (if it wants that trophy).

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