Mothers Against Drunk Driving refers to this night as “Blackout Wednesday” noting this day marks the beginning of a spike in binge drinking and drunk driving during the holidays.
Bartenders and managers in Old City tell KYW Newsradio the day before Thanksgiving is a huge night, second only to New Year’s Eve:
Some Old City bar managers say the Wednesday before Thanksgiving can be as crowded or even more crowded than a typical Saturday night.
The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and sloppy weather could make a stressful day even less pleasant.
On Main Street in Manayunk, Beer trucks have been dropping dozens of kegs to bars and taverns loading up for the long holiday weekend.