Lyft highlights most popular drop-off locations in 2016 - Metro US

Lyft highlights most popular drop-off locations in 2016

You’ve seen plenty of people hop into Lyftcars, but did you ever wonder just where everyone is going?

Wonder no more, because the ride-hailing service has released the winners of its second annual Lyftie Awards, a tally of the company’s most popular drop-off sites in 24 cities across the country. The 2015 awards tracked data from just 10 cities, with the increase tracking the company’s growing business.

While Lyft doesn’t share exact passenger numbers, the service is available in more than 200 markets across the U.S. and has 315,000 active drivers.

The top destination across the board was the Los Angeles International Airport. “Airport rides have more than doubled over the past year, and by the end of 2016, Lyft will be permitted to operate at 96 airports across the country,” Woody Hartman, vice president of U.S. operations, told Metro.

Hotels drop-offs also saw a surge this year, which “tells us that Lyft passengers are not only using our service to explore local hot spots, they are using it when they travel,” Hartman said.

In addition to highlighting the most-visited bars, restaurants, transit stops, venues and trendy destinations, Lyft also trackeda metric called “Only In.”

“The ‘Only In’category is a way to celebrate a uniquely local hotspot that is special to those who live in the community — as evidenced by the number of drop offs,” Hartman explained. “Every city has a locals-only hotspot, and Lyft wants to give these hometown haunts the recognition they deserve.”

For Boston, New York City and Philadelphia, a list of top places Lyft riders went:


Most-visited Restaurant: Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

This Southie pub offers burger specials and live music on Sundays and an ample brunch menu that’ll make it hard to pick just one plate.

Most-visited Bar: Cask ‘n Flagon

With two locations, including one in the shadow of Fenway Park, it’s no wonder ESPN named this Red Sox haven the top baseball bar in the nation.

Most-visited Transit Stop: South Station

Built in 1899, this rail station houses MBTA Commuter Rail, Red Line, Silver Line and Amtrak as well as buses.

Most-visited Event Space: TD Garden

Eric Church, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Disney on Ice will soon make a stop in the home arena of the Celtics and Bruins.

Only In: Museum of Science

This landmark along the Charles River features more than 700 interactive exhibits ranging from butterflies to fossils, the largest IMAX movie theater in New England and a planetarium whose upcoming events include spacing out to the music ofPrince and Pink Floyd.

Trending Destination: Yvonne’s

This modern supper club that offers a wide array of libations and gastronomical delights has been open since 1988, though the building’s history as an eatery dates back to 1862.


Most-visited Restaurant: Roberta’s

A highly Instagrammable wood-fired pizza joint in Brooklyn is a destination for foodies, tourists and New Yorkers alike.

Most-visited Bar: Freehold

This Brooklyn gastropub boasts city views, an outdoor ping-pong table in the summer and space to dance — and work on your laptop if you’re so inclined.

Most-visited Transit Stop: Penn Station

New Yorkers catch the subway and Amtrak, Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit and PATH trains at this Midtown hub.

Most-visited Event Space: Barclays Center

The home of Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders also hosts a variety of events like UFC 208, WWE matches and Green Day, which are all coming up soon.

Only In: Chelsea Market

This food hall meets shopping mall takes up an entire city block.

Trending Destination: The Standard High Line

From its winter ice rink to its rooftop bar to its location over the High Line, this Meatpacking District hotel is a year-round hotspot.


Most-visited Restaurant: Morgan’s Pier

The seasonal beer garden along the Delaware River is in the shadow of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and gets its name from bridge worker George C. Morgan, who is said to be the first to cross the bridge.

Most-visited Bar: Frankford Hall

This beer garden makes the most of winter by cranking up space heaters outside and serves a mulled wine that “is to die for,” according to a Metro Philly staffer.

Most-visited Transit Stop: 30th Street Station

Residents catch buses and Amtrak, SEPTA and New Jersey Transit trains in this Market Street station, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Most-visited Event Space: Wells Fargo Center

The home of the Flyers, 76ers and Soul will host Kings of Leon, Wing Bowl and Meek Mill in the coming weeks.

Only In: Wawa

You aren’t a true Philadelphian unless you’ve made at least one midnight run to this open all night convenience store, which has numerous locations in the city.

Trending Destination: SugarHouse Casino

Housed in a former sugar refinery, this riverfront casino in Fishtown offers dining, nightlife and, you guessed it, gambling.

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