You've probably seen a map floating around the Internet measuring the places in America that have more bars than grocery stores and vice versa. It's the kind of map the Internet was made for. Floating Data recently decided to revisit the idea with a focus on the magnitude of each area's difference as well as making sure all of the correct data points were being measured. The results are conclusive...no matter how many bars you think are located in Western Washington, there are still a crapton more grocery stores.
The darker the green, the more grocery stores in the area. It does look like Seattle might be the only Puget Sound region to tip the scales towards the bars, but Bellingham and Kitsap Peninsula are more than making up for it.
· Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores [Floating Data]
· More Cool Map Things [Curbed Seattle]