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The 7 hottest destinations in Atlanta in 2018, according to Lyft

Back in olden times, someone hailing a ride would hop in and yell out their destination, a location likely to be undocumented except for in the deep recesses of the driver and passenger's minds.

Today, many drivers punch the given address into a smartphone, ultimately compiling a bunch of data that ride-sharing giants like Lyft can use to dole out annual awards. 

What a time to be alive. 

The fourth iteration of the annual Lyftie Awards, a program that recognizes the most popular destinations in cities across the country, were announced this week for 45 markets, Atlanta included. 

"The Lyfties are a way for us to recognize the places that truly make Atlanta unique and to say thank you for sharing a ride with us to some of the city’s best spots,” Sam Bond, general manager of Lyft southeast, said in a statement. 

The winners for the 2018 Lyftie Awards in Atlanta are:

  • Most popular bar: Dark Horse Tavern, which makes a comeback after winning in 2016 but losing out to Ormsby’s on Atlanta’s Westside last year.

  • Most visited fitness studio/gym: L.A. Fitness*

  • Most popular concert venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

  • Most visited restaurant for brunch: Atlanta Breakfast Club

  • Most visited late-night restaurant: Waffle House*

  • Most visited late-night neighborhood: Buckhead

  • Only in AtlantaPonce City Market. This category goes to the most popular destination that can only be found in each market. The Battery Atlanta won last year; in 2016, it went to Georgia Aquarium, while Ponce City Market won for “Trending Destination.”

*These were the most popular destinations in those categories, not specific locations.

Note: New users can use the code LYFTIES18 for $5 off of the first two rides in Atlanta.


Lyftie Awards 2017

Lyftie Awards 2016

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