The Lower East Side Has More Bars Than Any Other Place In America...

by BILLY GRAY · February 5, 2010

...Except for Austin, with 80 bars in its 78701 zip code (Sixth Street!) serving a mere 3,855 people. (Even hangovers are bigger in Texas.) The 10003 (East Village/Lower East Side) is runner-up, with 73 watering holes.

Surprise, surprise, the statistic pisses off the locals! But, hey, with city unemployment hovering around 11%, perhaps it's time to put some people to work cleaning vomit off the neighborhood's sidewalks?