Perhaps it’s no surprise that Milwaukee ranks high on this list, given the many breweries that thrive in the area, including the big MillerCoors and microbreweries such as Sprecher. Its Major League Baseball team is even named the Brewers. The long presence of breweries in the area contributes to a strong drinking culture, Kolko said. The Milwaukee metropolitan area has 8.5 bars for every 10,000 households. The median list price of a home in the area is $109 per square foot.