Cincinnati ranked in Top 10 for 'Hardest Drinking' cities

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - New research says many Cincinnatians are heading out to the bars pretty regularly.

Forbes Magazine just ranked the Queen City as number 10 on a list of America's hardest drinking cities.

According to the study, 56 percent of people in Cincinnati had at least one drink in the last month.

Forbes based this study on a survey of people responding to a number of questions, such as:

  • If people had alcohol at least once in the last 30 days
  • If men had more than two drinks a day, and women and women had more than one
  • If people had more than five drinks a day per person

Several residents say they're not too surprised Cincinnati ranked 10th out of the 40 cities.

"We have some really great places to go drink and go out especially downtown to drink, and have a good time, so I figure as long as we're safe and we're not number one, then we're good," said Brocha Evans.

"Among young professionals, drinking is considered part of the culture. There is, you know, responsible drinking, and there are people who can do that and do it successfully," added Jeffrey Stokoke with the Hamilton County alcohol council.

Other cities on the list include Austin, Texas, which came in at number one, Cleveland at number eight and Pittsburgh at number 11.

The complete study is available here.

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