You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myStatesman.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myStatesman.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myStatesman.com.

Austin alcohol sales up 3 percent in February


Highlights

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.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Yeti sues 3 more companies over ‘confusingly similar’ tumblers
Yeti sues 3 more companies over ‘confusingly similar’ tumblers

Austin-based Yeti Coolers is continuing its crusade against companies that make products it contends are “confusingly similar” to the ones it manufactures, suing three more companies this month. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, attorneys for Yeti say tumblers sold by RELYMedia, CreekFire and Nine Line Apparel too closely resemble...
Yeti sues 3 more companies over ‘confusingly similar’ tumblers
Yeti sues 3 more companies over ‘confusingly similar’ tumblers

Austin-based Yeti Coolers is continuing its crusade against companies that make products it contends are “confusingly similar” to the ones it manufactures, suing three more companies this month. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, attorneys for Yeti say tumblers sold by RELYMedia, CreekFire and Nine Line Apparel too closely resemble...
How to teach Austinites about CodeNext? Let’s try Legos
How to teach Austinites about CodeNext? Let’s try Legos

For those looking to learn more about how CodeNext could affect the city, two Austin organizations say the best learning tool might be an old childhood favorite — Legos. The city’s land development code rewrite, known as CodeNext, is expected to be one of Austin’s most impactful long-term policies. But some residents have criticized...
Up the Ladder

Banking & finance Chase has named Marcus Kline vice president and Austin-area manager of business banking. Community The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Luis Rodriguez president and chief executive officer. Manufacturing & retail Factory Mattress has named Sarah Johnson chief financial officer. Technology Umbel has named Mike...
Have a great workplace? Let us know

Help us spread the word about the best places to work in Austin. Nominations remain open for the American-Statesman’s 2017 Top Workplaces of Greater Austin project, with the nomination deadline extended until July 7. The project recognizes employers that stand for the best in leadership, vision, an employee-centered culture and other qualities...
More Stories