Erin go broke: Big Apple is third most expensive state to drink on St. Paddy’s Day

Beers and cash on a bar, people celebrating St. Patrick's Day at a bar
The Big Apple is the third most expensive state to get your Irish on, a new survey says.

New Yorkers paint the town green on St. Patrick’s Day – with money.

The Big Apple is the third most expensive state to get your Irish on, a new survey says.

On average, New Yorkers each spend $67 on drinks while indulging in March 17 shenanigans — 40% higher than the $48 national average, according to the Casino.org study.

A whopping 40% of New York respondents said they planned to channel their inner Irishman by consuming solely Guinness stout on the holiday. AFP via Getty Images
A whopping 40% of New York respondents said they planned to channel their inner Irishman by consuming solely Guinness stout on the holiday. AFP via Getty Images
The Big Apple is the third most expensive state to get your Irish on. stefano giovannini
The Big Apple is the third most expensive state to get your Irish on. stefano giovannini

One reveler said they’d drop a $200 pot of gold on libations – the most out of all 800 Empire State residents polled.

Connecticut revelers claimed the no. 1 title of biggest St. Paddy’s Day spenders by forking over an average of $94 per person on cocktails, followed by Nevada residents, who spend $70.

One person said they’d pay $200 for a pot of gold on libations. stefano giovannini
One person said they’d pay $200 for a pot of gold on libations. stefano giovannini

A whopping 40% of New York respondents said they planned to channel their inner Irishman by consuming solely Guinness stout on the holiday, the study found.

While the average number of drinks a New Yorker needs in order to shake their shamrocks is three, the tipsiest respondent in the state said they consume 15 cocktails during the Celtic celebrations.