By the Numbers: America’s Hard Drinking Cities Evaluation

This may be a ranking we should have missed, but didn’t.  In the recent Forbes evaluations, Austin came in number one followed by Milwaukee, San Francisco, Providence,RI and Chicago as America's hard-drinking cities.  Why were they studying the topic…because of the health consequences of alcoholism.

Why do we rank in the top 10 of 33 studied?  Perhaps because of the abundance of college students…or the history of brewing in the city…or, maybe it’s all the church festivals each summer!

Cincinnati ranked #10 because:

  • 56.3% of the people had at least one drink in the last 30 days
  • 5.8% of the men who had more than two drinks a day or women over one
  • 19.2% admitted to having five or more drinks on one occasion