Where did you come from, where did you go? Where did you come from, D-FW Joe?

One thing SMU and TCU fans can agree on is where Lyft may take them after the game

As we finish another year in North Texas, we thought it would be fun to look at the data that shows the most popular places where Uber and Lyft users came and went in D-FW in 2018. After all: Uber and Lyft have infiltrated nearly every corner of Dallas-Fort Worth, and many of us have hopped in a car for a ride to the airport, to work, or home from a bar. 

Uber's top 5 destinations in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2018

  1. AT&T Stadium — which was also reportedly the top destination in Texas

  2. Bottled Blonde in Deep Ellum

  3. Happiest Hour in the Harwood District in Dallas

  4. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas

  5. NorthPark Center in Dallas

One of our favorite family photos of 2018 was taken at Happiest Hour, one of the top Uber destinations in D-FW in 2018. Here's Lanvin Pham, right, tossing a football with his dad, Bao Pham. ❤️

One of our favorite family photos of 2018 was taken at Happiest Hour, one of the top Uber destinations in D-FW in 2018. Here's Lanvin Pham, right, tossing a football with his dad, Bao Pham. ❤️

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The data culled from Uber and Lyft isn't tallied in the same way, so we can't compare Uber and Lyft's numbers, apples to apples. 

Here's what Lyft reported:

Lyft's most popular destinations in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2018

  • Most visited bar: Backyard Dallas — which is attached to Bottled Blonde in Deep Ellum
  • Most popular concert venue: American Airlines Center
  • Most visited late-night neighborhood: Uptown

Lyft's most popular restaurant dropoffs in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2018

The Backyard and Bottled Blonde, both on N. Good Latimer in Deep Ellum, were popular dropoff and pickup spots.

The Backyard and Bottled Blonde, both on N. Good Latimer in Deep Ellum, were popular dropoff and pickup spots.

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  • Bottled Blonde in Deep Ellum 
  • Whataburger (no location specified) 
  • Happiest Hour in the Harwood District in Dallas 
  • Dot's Hop House in Deep Ellum 
  • STIRR in Deep Ellum 
  • Moxie's Grill and Bar in Uptown Dallas 
  • Mi Cocina (no location specified) 
  • IHOP (no location specified) 
  • The Rustic in Uptown Dallas 
  • HG Sply Co. on Lower Greenville in Dallas

What did we learn?

First, people need a lot of rides to and from Bottled Blonde and/or The Backyard, which are both located at 505 N. Good Latimer in the Dallas neighborhood of Deep Ellum. We're going to guesstimate that the high liquor sales and the lack of parking contributed to this popularity.

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Second, people love Whataburger. But did we buy a breakfast taquito for the driver who waited in the drive-thru while you silently played on your phone in the back seat? Make that a goal in 2019.

Third, it's expensive to park at AT&T Stadium. Perhaps that's why so many people took a ride there instead of forking over major cash for a parking spot at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. But that means many Uber riders also likely paid supercharged fees that pop up during big events.

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