The Most Miserable Places in Cincinnati

We love Cincinnati… most of the time (well some of the time). But there are definitely moments when the Queen City isn’t at its best. Whether it’s sitting in traffic, waiting in line for a bar in the freezing cold, trying to pee during Oktoberfest or dealing with a Bengals loss, there are some times when our city is truly miserable.
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IKEA on a Saturday.
A lot of family fights happening.
Photo: Google Maps

IKEA on a Saturday.

A lot of family fights happening.
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All of I-75 until you’re out of the city.
Has there ever not been traffic on this interstate?

All of I-75 until you’re out of the city.

Has there ever not been traffic on this interstate?
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Going to the Zoo and not getting to see Fritz or Fiona.
We need the cuteness!!

Going to the Zoo and not getting to see Fritz or Fiona.

We need the cuteness!!
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All of the city when the Bengals lose. 
Joe Burrow isn't the only sad boy in town.

All of the city when the Bengals lose.

Joe Burrow isn't the only sad boy in town.
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The Kenwood Mall the day before Christmas
A lot of husbands panic buying gifts for their wives.
Photo: Google Maps

The Kenwood Mall the day before Christmas

A lot of husbands panic buying gifts for their wives.
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Anywhere near the University of Cincinnati on college move-in/out day. 
Lots of IKEA furniture being moved.
Photo: facebook.com/uofcincinnati

Anywhere near the University of Cincinnati on college move-in/out day.

Lots of IKEA furniture being moved.
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The Banks on a weekend if you’re not a sports fan.
Wait, which shirt color are we rooting for?

The Banks on a weekend if you’re not a sports fan.

Wait, which shirt color are we rooting for?
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The Whole Food parking lot in Rookwood
Who decided it would be a good idea to put a Whole Foods in the middle of a busy shopping plaza??
Photo: Google Maps

The Whole Food parking lot in Rookwood

Who decided it would be a good idea to put a Whole Foods in the middle of a busy shopping plaza??
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Waiting in line at Goodfellas after a night out. 
I need a damn breadstick now!!
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Waiting in line at Goodfellas after a night out.

I need a damn breadstick now!!
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Riding a bike in Cincinnati
Drivers and pedestrians hate you.
Photo: Provided by Red Bike

Riding a bike in Cincinnati

Drivers and pedestrians hate you.
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Your real estate agent's office when you're trying to buy a house.
Photo: Nik Shuliahin, Unsplash

Your real estate agent's office when you're trying to buy a house.

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Driving on any of the many hills in the city on a snowy day.
You're basically just slip and sliding.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Driving on any of the many hills in the city on a snowy day.

You're basically just slip and sliding.
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The Brent Spence Bridge 
If it's not broken down.

The Brent Spence Bridge

If it's not broken down.
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Over-the-Rhine on a busy weekend.
It's not miserable if you love waiting in line for bars.

Over-the-Rhine on a busy weekend.

It's not miserable if you love waiting in line for bars.
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Waiting for a table at brunch when you’re hungover.
We just need some goddamn eggs and water.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Waiting for a table at brunch when you’re hungover.

We just need some goddamn eggs and water.
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Kings Island on a really hot day. 
The lines for water are endless.
Photo: Paige Deglow

Kings Island on a really hot day.

The lines for water are endless.
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Sitting in traffic after Riverfest.
It never ends!

Sitting in traffic after Riverfest.

It never ends!
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Waiting for the bathroom during Oktoberfest. 
Might as well pee your pants.
Photo: Provided by Oktoberfest

Waiting for the bathroom during Oktoberfest.

Might as well pee your pants.
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Near the elephants at the zoo on a hot day.
Or really any smelly animal.
Photo: Stephanie Scarbrough

Near the elephants at the zoo on a hot day.

Or really any smelly animal.
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Waiting in line to get into bars in the cold
You start asking yourself, "Is this worth it?"
Photo: Susanne Nilsson, Flickr Creative Commons

Waiting in line to get into bars in the cold

You start asking yourself, "Is this worth it?"
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