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Ever thought D.C. happy hours were weirdly expensive? Well, you were right.

While restaurants are dropping food prices, beverage prices are still going up. Surprisingly enough, Atlanta — not LA or NYC — has the most expensive dinner entrees. As for the most expensive drinks in America, that's a non-shocker: "New York offers more highly priced drinks, with Washington DC a close second. A domestic beer costs $3.22 on average in Oklahoma City, $4.13 in Washington DC, and $4.15 in New York.

By Ezra Klein  |  October 20, 2009; 12:37 PM ET
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Ezra being a vegetarian (like Hitler!!!!) isnt it tough for you to drink?? I stopped drinking two years ago, and subsequently have found it pretty easy to stop eating crappy greasy food as well.

Posted by: zeppelin003 | October 20, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

DC, though, has the lowest tippers at bars. All factors considered, living in metro DC is expensive only due to housing (as compared to food, gasoline, etc. in other parts of the nation): a now 22-year-long study is available with details.

Posted by: rmgregory | October 20, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

ah. I knew I moved from DC to southeast Ohio for a reason - $1-$2 drinks. Everywhere. All the time.

Posted by: howardclh | October 20, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Where can you get a $4 beer at a bar in the DC area?

Posted by: tomtildrum | October 20, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, $4 for a domestic is pretty bad. Here in SF if you're paying $4 for a beer it's for an import or a fancier American beer.

Posted by: thedavidmo | October 20, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

If you're ever in Fort Collins reporting on a balloon hoax, the beer is good--and cheap.

Posted by: bmull | October 21, 2009 5:44 AM | Report abuse

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