Cincinnati has ranked near the bottom of our list for three straight years. It ranks worst in nightlife and is almost as bad in terms of culture and cool–there are few envelope-pushing bohemians to be found here. “Cincity” does boast a few good nightspots. Among the best: live music at the Pavilion or Alive One and a series of techno bars along Main Street. A good night is likely to end at Ramba, a bar on a boat across the river in Covington, Ky. The downside? Aside from racial tension, Cincinnati is an easy place to get lost. “You may wind up in Kentucky whether you want to or not,” says one single.