When you set out for a night on the town, what's the first thing you do? Call a ride.
Lyft car service began shuttling locals around Dallas-Fort Worth in September 2013 and from the looks of its latest list, riders are headed some places more than others.
On Wednesday, Lyft released the most popular destinations in North Texas, otherwise known as the Lyftie Awards. Started in 2015, these are given out to the local establishments that received the most number of drop-offs in a given year. 2016 is the first time Dallas-Fort Worth has been included in the awards, which recognize bars, restaurants, event venues and transit stations. (Perhaps it will surprise few to learn that the No. 1 place Lyft takes people nationwide is an airport.)
Interestingly, there's little overlap between Lyft's top destinations and the top 10 places Uber takes people in D-FW. But without further ado, here are the most popular bars and restaurants locally, according to Lyft.
Most visited restaurant: Happiest Hour
This hotspot near American Airlines Center is known for its stunning 360-degree views of downtown Dallas. Happiest Hour is equal parts bar and restaurant, depending on what you're in the mood for, and with a massive 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, it's also a cash cow, repeatedly showing up among the establishments with highest alcohol sales in Texas.
Most visited bar: The Rustic
Located in Uptown Dallas, The Rustic is a music venue and bar owned in part by country star Pat Green, who performs there every so often. It's a popular destination for not only music lovers, but also college students and alumni groups on game days, and anyone looking for a backyard beer garden vibe. In 2015, The Rustic sold more booze than any other stand alone bar in Dallas -- upwards of $6.3 million worth.
Most visited event space: American Airlines Center
This one isn't much of a shocker considering it's home to both the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars. Add in some of the year's biggest concerts -- Kanye West, AC/DC, and Pentatonix, to name a few -- and we're guessing there are people Lyfting to AAC multiple nights of any given week.
Only in...: Pecan Lodge
This award recognizes a local business whose history is inseparable from the city in which it resides. Both locals and tourists lineup down the block to get a bite of Pecan Lodge's tasty brisket, and apparently many don't even want to bother with parking. Just drop us off right at the end of the queue, thank you very much.
Trending destination: BrainDead Brewing
Maybe it's because parking in Deep Ellum can be a bear or because after eating this restaurant's signature Coma Burger driving isn't desirable, but BrainDead Brewing is on the up and up, according to Lyft users. The bar here also serves a selection of house-brewed beers and others from around the nation, so no shame in getting a safe ride home.
Most visited transit stop: DART Parker Road Station
Good on y'all in Plano for using public transportation.