In the District, the top destinations of Uber passengers include a one-time saloon with 150 years of history and a six-month-old culinary craze.
So says a report released Friday by the ride-hail giant, which outlines the top dining destinations in the city based on trip data. Uber spokeswoman Kaitlin Durkosh said the company decided to examine the data for trends after slashing fares by 10 percent at the beginning of the year.
“It’s interesting that riders are using Uber to get to spots like Old Ebbitt Grill that have been around for a long period of time…and also places such as Momofuku that have only been around for a couple of months,” Durkosh said.
Uber’s post did not include numerical rankings, but rather a a list of the four top destinations in seven different neighborhoods, though some such as H Street and NoMa are combined.
Late last year, Uber rival Lyft presented its “Lyftie Awards” with the most visited restaurants, bars, transit stops and trending destinations in select cities. In its ranking, Lyft said Mexican triplex and “street eat” destination El Centro D.F. was the most visited restaurant in D.C.; the Brixton on U Street was the city’s most visited bar and Union Station was the most visited transit stop.
Uber’s rankings included El Centro D.F. as well.
Here’s are the rest of its top dining destinations, listed by neighborhood:
Adams Morgan/Columbia Heights:
14th Street Corridor
Southwest Waterfront / Navy Yard
U Street Corridor / Shaw
Uber declined to name the most visited restaurant in each neighborhood.
(Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is an investor in Uber).