In 2015 King Street dive Recovery Room sold more Pabst Blue Ribbon 12-ouncers than any other establishment in the world, and it appears the bar will continue to take home that title in 2019. Recovery Room posted on Facebook:
Congratulations Charleston we did it again!! We are so humbled to be once again be the number one seller of PBR bottles/cans in the country! This year we finished #2 in total PBR volume behind sun down saloon in boulder CO, a draft only account!
We are also flattered to be the #2 seller of PBR easy in the country behind boca fiesta in gainsville FL!
We have some work ahead of us to become #1 total volume and #1 easy sales but we know with your help we can do it! Thank you so very much
City Paper has an extensive article from 2013 on why/how owner Chris “Boston” DiMattia goes through so much PBR, including his take on the brew:
“This is beer. It is what it is,” DiMattia says. “They’re not gonna give you an ad with a bunch of hot chicks dancing on a beach. You’re not gonna get laid drinking this beer, but you’re gonna get drunk ... you know, if you have about 15 of them.”
Congrats, Charleston — you chug a ridiculous amount of cheap, hipster beer cans.
• All Recovery Room Coverage [ECHS]
• Recovery Room [Facebook]
• How (And Why) the Humble Recovery Room Became the Nation’s No. 2 PBR Seller [CP]