There were few—if any—surprises at the Lyftie Awards in Atlanta this year.
At the what?
“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,” said Sam Bond, general manager of Lyft southeast, per a company statement.
There’s not actually an award ceremony, but each year Lyft announces the top destinations in each of its 45 markets, and Atlanta’s winning batch was comprised of many familiar names.
The most visited (via Lyft) watering hole in 2018 was Virginia-Highland’s Dark Horse Tavern, which isn’t much of a shocker since it’s smack-dab in the middle of the neighborhood’s bar scene.
Additionally, Dark Horse claimed the No. 4 spot on Lyft’s list of top summer destinations in Atlanta.
Curiously, none of the other summer winners, such as the Hotel Clermont or Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, made their way back to the Best of 2018 ranking.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium took the cake as the most popular concert venue of the year, although it’s unclear whether sporting events factored into the arena’s ride-hailing attractiveness, too. (Don’t forget: Atlanta United FC is playing in the MLS Cup championship on Saturday!)
The top late-night neighborhood, of course, was Buckhead, surely thanks in part to the swell of OTPers who head into town for their nightlife action.
Obviously, Waffle House—it’s unclear which location(s)—stole the show for most-visited late-night eatery this year.
The world-renowned waffle hub also claimed No. 2 on Lyft’s list of Atlanta’s top Halloween destinations, trailing Dark Horse Tavern.
And Lyft’s “Only in Atlanta” award went to Old Fourth Ward’s Ponce City Market.
Check out the full list of award-winners below:
- Most popular bar: Dark Horse Tavern
- 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 Atlanta: Ponce City Market