And the 2018 OC Lyftie Awards Go To …


Spot the Lyft riders at August’s OC Funk Fest at Honda Center. (Photo by Roger Santana)

The ridesharing service Lyft is for the fourth year presenting Lyftie Awards that recognize the places where its drivers most often drop off and pick up customers, including Orange County destinations.

Lyft actually expanded the Lyfties this year to include bars, concert venues, gyms, neighborhoods, and more in 45 different markets.

“The Lyfties are a way for us to recognize the places that truly make Orange County unique and to say thank you for sharing a ride with us to places like Disneyland and the Honda Center, where we’re the Official Rideshare Partner of the Anaheim Ducks,” says Elliot Greenberger, Lyft’s Southern California market manager.

It should therefore surprise no one that Honda Center is the Most Popular Concert Venue.

Ketchup counts as a food at Mutt Lynch’s, right? (Photo by OC Weekly staff)

The Most Visited Bar is Baja Sharkeez’s Newport Beach location.

However, based on OC Weekly‘s past staff-written and reader-submitted content, the Lyftie winners for Most Visited Restaurants (Mutt Lynch’s for brunch and Goat Hill Tavern for late night) are revered more as watering holes than chow halls.

Orange County’s other 2018 Lyftie Award winners:

Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport at 589 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa.

A Lyft ride is the cheapest thing you’ll buy on this day. (Photo by Javier Castellanos)

Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Newport Beach

Only in OC: Disneyland

Orange County’s various visitor bureaus should be pleased with those last two winners, considering how much more focus they put on Zooport and the Mouse House compared to other worthy spots.

Click here to see the full list of Lyftie winners in each of the 45 markets.

Also, new users can use the code LYFTIES18 for $5 off of the first two rides anywhere in Orange County, including one of the winning destinations.

OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.

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