Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 | 5:54 p.m.
Seeing someone in Las Vegas with a tall alcoholic beverage in hand is rarely surprising -- at least on the Strip -- but that doesn't mean Las Vegas made the top 10 in a new ranking of America’s "drunkest" cities.
However, it wasn’t far behind.
Las Vegas came in at No. 11 on Men’s Health magazine’s list of 100 major cities. It will be published in the March edition of the magazine.
Las Vegas was topped by a number of nearby cities, including Fresno, Calif., which took the No. 1 spot, and Reno, which came in second.
Finishing the top 10 were Billings, Mont.; Riverside, Calif.; Austin, Texas; St. Louis; San Antonio, Texas; Lubbock, Texas; Tucson, Ariz.; and Bakersfield, Calif.
The least drunken cities were Boston; Yonkers, N.Y.; Rochester, N.Y.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Miami.; Newark, N.J.; Durham, N.C.; New York City; Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Manchester, N.H.
The magazine said it ranked cities based on death rates from alcoholic liver disease, drunk driving car crashes, frequency of binge-drinking in the past month, number of DUI arrests and severity of DUI penalties.