Austin alcohol sales up 3 percent in February

3:39 p.m Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Business
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar made Austin’s top 10 list in February, selling $333,203.88 worth of alcohol.

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:

Top sellers* in other Central Texas communities were:

*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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