We're not as drunk as everyone makes us out to be. Despite our city's reputation
for carbohydrate-enhanced waistlines and intoxicated Dawg Pound brawlers, Cleveland
earns a solid "B" when it comes to how sloshed this city gets as a
whole. And if you're reading this after enjoying a few drinks, let us assure
you that's a positive grade. Men's Health magazine, which periodically gives
our nation a Breathalyzer test, determined its rankings by examining the FBI's
Uniform Crime Report to determine the number of drunk-driving arrests for the
nation's 101 largest cities. After that, the magazine went to the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration for data on alcohol-related traffic deaths and
checked numbers on the mortality rates for six types of alcohol-related liver
disease. So, who's wasted? Though Seattle ("D") and Washington, D.C.
("D-"), took a beating, Denver is hitting the juice the hardest, finishing
in last place with a dismal "F." Maybe it's the altitude. For the
full rankings, check out www.menshealth.com.