Here’s Where Boston Uber Users Like to Get Dropped Off
If you want to know where local bon vivants should spend their time (and money), we at Boston magazine humbly suggest following our Twitter feeds, subscribing to our e-mail newsletters, and picking up the latest issue. But you could also just follow around an Uber driver for a night.
The ride-sharing service released its first-ever Boston Restaurant Guide. Broken down into six categories, like Date Night, Weekend Picks, and Brunch Spots, Uber analyzed trip data from its 2 million monthly users to round up the most-visited restaurants and bars in Boston. Traveling soon? Developers also crunched the numbers from riders in 11 other U.S. cities, including New York, Nashville, and San Francisco.
Uber acknowledges this isn’t the next Best of Boston. “Rather than a critic’s opinion, we’re using a data-driven approach that relies on where riders choose to go,” reads the press release.
So, Boston’s newest list of Most Popular Restaurants shows where many Bostonians start their nights, maybe. Or, where the lines are the longest. Or places that are less accessible via the T. Legal Harborside and Committee both have great patios, but they’re deep in the Seaport, and the Silver Line brings no one joy. Fans want to get to Kenmore Square and Fenway spots, like Eastern Standard, Cask ‘n’ Flagon, and Yard House, in time to pre-game. And locals know South Street Diner is one of very few Boston establishments open 24 hours.
It’s a revealing look at a certain demographic of Boston bar-hoppers. If you’re interested in following the crowd, check out the new guide.