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Uber says MacDinton’s in SoHo is its #1 destination for Bay area riders

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Though hardly scientific (we’re always a bit skeptical quoting from a story bylined by a guy named “Jon”), the global ridesharing service Uber is offering a top 15 list of the most popular drinking destinations in Tampa Bay—as determined by Uber rider visits:

  • MacDinton’s – SoHo
  • International Plaza and Bay Street*
  • Ferg’s Live
  • The Lodge – SoHo
  • The Hyde Park Cafe
  • Jackson’s Bar & Bistro
  • The Hyde Out
  • Yard of Ale – SoHo
  • The Patio
  • The Sail Pavilion
  • Fly Bar
  • The Drynk
  • Green Lemon – SoHo
  • Postcard Inn
  • World of Beer – SoHo

Though heavily tilted toward serving the young adults party mecca that is South Howard Avenue in South Tampa, Uber says that there are four separate locations located at the International mall — Bar Louie, The Pub, Blue Martini, and TAPS.

Both Uber and its rival Lyft have been operating in the Tampa Bay area since April of 2014.

Last week a Hillsborough County Circuit Court judge denied the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission’s request for a preliminary injunction against Uber. However, the PTC says it will continue to have its agents cite drivers. A look at this list provides them a blueprint on where those drivers are.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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