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Poll: How are you traversing Atlanta for Halloween festivities?

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Lyft reports its drivers made $10 million in tips during the 2017 holiday weekend

A photo of Little Five Points’ venerable Halloween Parade
Over the weekend, Little Five Points hosted its annual Halloween parade.

With pre-Halloween weekend in the rear view, and the official holiday coming up on Wednesday, Atlantans aplenty can be spotted hopping around town dressed in all sorts of crazy costumes.

You might see a zombie on MARTA, a pirate jumping out of an Uber, or a princess flying down the street toward a pub crawl.

Atlantans take Halloween pretty seriously, as is evidenced by Lyft’s account of all the tips its drivers made during the holiday weekend last year—$10 million nationwide in tips, not fares.

“Halloween is one of Lyft’s most popular holidays, and that means more earning opportunities for drivers,” said Sam Bond, general manager of Lyft Southeast, according to a press release. “What really excites me is that passengers are leaving their keys at home and are opting to use Lyft to get to and from nightlife destinations in a smart and reliable way.”

The rideshare company recently released a list of the top Halloween destinations in Atlanta, and it might surprise some people that Waffle House didn’t take the cake as the hottest stop.

The No. 1 Halloween weekend nightlife location, according to last year’s statistics, was the Virginia Highland haunt Dark Horse Tavern.

Waffle House—which one is not clear—clocked in at a close second, followed by Buckhead’s Big Sky bar and the Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta Village.

With so many people moving around Atlanta, surge charges are sure to be in effect, and shareable bikes and scooters are likely to be in high demand.

It looks like a poll is in order.


How are you getting to Halloween celebrations in Atlanta?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    After throwing on my spooky outfit, I hopped in an Uber/Lyft.
    (55 votes)
  • 12%
    Even though Atlanta’s cracked sidewalks can be scary, I hoofed it to my favorite haunt.
    (29 votes)
  • 3%
    I put on my cape and headed down the Atlanta Beltline.
    (9 votes)
  • 1%
    I boarded the streetcar with plans for Edgewood Avenue antics.
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    I just snagged the nearest shareable bike or scooter and hit a costume party.
    (7 votes)
  • 5%
    I was that monster on MARTA.
    (13 votes)
  • 51%
    Halloween is for kids. I stayed in.
    (122 votes)
238 votes total Vote Now