Lyft Names Chicago's Top Rideshare Destinations in 2018

December 08, 2018 - 4:32 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- If you hitched a Lyft to Beatrix, Douglas Park or Boystown this year, you're in good company.

The national rideshare company listed those destinations among the top locations Chicagoans visited after they caught a ride with Lyft.

“Lyft helps Chicagoans experience and connect with their city in new and interesting ways," said David Katcher, a midwest general manager at Lyft. "The Lyfties are a way for us to recognize the places that truly make Chicago unique and to say thank you for sharing a ride with us to places like Boystown and Douglas Park."

The 2018 Lyftie Award tallies the top places people rode to in Lyft in 45 cities across the country and gave "awards" for the top bars, brunch spots, late-night neighborhoods and late-night restaurants. It's the fourth annual event for the company.

For Chicago, that would be Sidetrack, Beatrix, Boystown and The Vig.

And then there's there Only in Chicago category.

The Lyfties awarded Navy Pier as the top destination that makes the city uniquely Chicago.

And yes, as Lyft said in its announcement: It is one long pier.

See the rest of the winners at

Erika Hobbs contributed to this story.