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Bar tabs citywide were $55.8 million last month.

Across Texas, sales of beer, wine and mixed drinks totaled $520.9 million.

Alcohol sales in Austin were up 3 percent in February, according to an American-Statesman analysis of data from the state comptroller’s office.

Bar tabs citywide rose to $55.8 million last month, up from $54.3 million during the same month in 2016.

Across Texas, sales of beer, wine and mixed drinks totaled $520.9 million, a 4 percent increase over last year’s $498.8 million, according to state data.

The top-selling venue statewide was San Antonio’s AT&T Center, home of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Bartenders there poured $2.9 million worth of booze during February.

In Austin, the JW Marriott hotel, 110 E. Second St., once again ranked No. 1, coming in with $1,191,110.90 in alcohol sales.

Next was Rose Room, 11500 Rock Rose Ave., with sales of $445,878.96, followed by Chupacabra Cantina, 400 E. Sixth St., where cash registers took in $423,807.91.

The rest of Austin’s top 10 list includes:

  • The Dogwood Domain, 11420 Rock Rose Ave., $408,546.87
  • Kung Fu Saloon, 11501 Rock Rose Ave., $350,270.90
  • Barton Creek Country Club, 8212 Barton Club Drive, $344,263.88
  • Top Golf, 2700 Esperanza Crossing, $342,350.90
  • Four Seasons Hotel Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., $333,760
  • Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd., $333,203.88
  • The Palazio, 501 E. Ben White Blvd., $317,540.90

Top sellers* in other Central Texas communities were:

  • Bastrop: Old Town Restaurant and Bar, 931 Main St., $61,038.96
  • Bee Cave: Woody Tavern, 12801 Shops Pkwy., $76,575.97
  • Buda: Buck’s Backyard, 1750 S. FM 1626, $123,566.87
  • Cedar Park: Chuy’s, 4911 183A toll road, $103,892.99
  • Dripping Springs: Deep Eddy Distilling, 2250 E. U.S. 290, $60,344.93
  • Georgetown: Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave., $89,180
  • Kyle: Casa Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, 5401 FM 1626, $66,890.90
  • Lago Vista: Copperhead Grill, 6115 Lohmans Ford Road, $17,167.91
  • Lakeway: Lakeway Resort and Spa, 101 Lakeway Drive, $84,241.94
  • Leander: Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria, 3550 Lakeline Blvd., $49,937.91
  • Liberty Hill: Jardin Corona, 15395 W. Texas 29, $39,460.90
  • Pflugerville: Mavericks, 1700 Grand Avenue Pkwy., $127,683.88
  • Round Rock: Jack Allen’s Kitchen, 2500 Hoppe Trail, $126,928.96
  • San Marcos: The Marc, 120 E. San Antonio St., $145,252.99
  • Spicewood: Angel’s Icehouse, 21815 W. Texas 71, $46,480
  • Sunset Valley: Doc’s Backyard, 5207 Brodie Lane, $70,210
  • West Lake Hills: Lupe Tortilla, 701 S. Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360), $ 85,631.94

*Addresses are listed as reported in records from the state comptroller’s office, but might not reflect the jurisdictions that receive tax revenue from each business’ sales of alcoholic beverages.

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