It should come as no surprise that Missouri tops the list of states where people can best get their drink on.
By Lewis W. Diuguid
The Kansas City Star
That was Time magazines finding in its look at the three best and the three worst states in the U.S. for drinking. Missouri has no restrictions against open containers, Time reporter Christopher Matthews writes, and the only places its illegal to be drunk in public are occupied schools, churches or courthouses.
Tailgate parties before games are common, and open drinking regularly occurs at other public events.
Combine that with the lowest cigarette tax in the country, and its easy to get the picture of Missouri being a wild party state. But that probably wouldnt sell well on any chamber of commerce website or brochure.