Uber just released some data about the top destinations for their reportedly 100,000-plus New York City riders each week. (The company is also quick to say it has anonymized trip data, however, so we’ll just have to believe them on that.) We don’t know if these are UberX or UberBlack riders, but the list of spots gives us an idea: The most popular restaurant for NYC Uber riders right now is Vandal.
The data comes from the weeks since January 29, which is when fees dropped by 15 percent. Unsurprisingly, it seems Uber is used most to get to transportation hubs, with 29% of all trips going to spots like train stations and airports (nobody will be shocked that the most rides were taken to LaGuardia airport, since it's so hard to get there any other way). Heading home is the second most popular use of the car service, with 20 percent of rides.
And how about da club? That would be Lavo, which is also a restaurant, albeit a clubby one. Interestingly, Vandal and Lavo are from the same group, The Tao Group. And the most popular office destination? The Goldman Sachs Tower. You can probably start putting together a stereotype here.
Additional data shows other top restaurants for Uber riders included Toro/Del Posto/Colicchio & Sons (it’s tough to differentiate those since they all share the same address), Beauty & Essex, Eleven Madison Park, Locanda Verde and Barbuto. As for the party crowd, top nightlife destinations also included Up & Down, The Box, and Williamsburg spots like Brooklyn Bowl, Baby’s All Right and Output. The top cultural and museum destinations are Lincoln Center, the Whitney and the Metropolitan Museum.