CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -St. Patrick’s Day is the biggest day of drinking. New Year’s Eve is the biggest overall party night.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the biggest single bar night earning the nicknames “Drinksgiving,” “Dunksgiving” and “Blackout Wednesday.”
There are numbers to prove the popularity of getting away from family and heading to the bar before it becomes an all day eat and family-fest on Thursday.
The restaurant management platform Upserve tracked digital terminal sales from more than 10,000 bars and restaurants for the past three years on the second Wednesday of November and then the fourth Wednesday.
According the Upserve report, there was a 63 percent increase in average liquor sales, a 68 percent increase in average beer sales and 62 percent in cocktail sales.
Upsever is the ticket system many restaurants and bars use to ring in orders.
On the second Wednesday of November, over a three year span, there were roughly 1.5 million tickets rung up.
On Drinkgiving that number jumps to 2 million, which is an increase of 31.7 percent according to Upserve.