Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain sprays fans with champagne after he won the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on Oct. 22. The track had the highest alcohol sales in all of Texas.
Fueled by Formula One’s annual racing stop in Austin, the Circuit of the Americas sold $2.9 million worth of alcohol in October – more than any other venue in Texas – according to an American-Statesman analysis of state data.
AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, was a close second for the month, coming in at $2.8 million, the Statesman found.
Across Texas, bar tabs totaled $565.7 million in October, an increase of 7 percent from $527.5 million during 2016.
In Austin, patrons downed $67.6 million worth of beer, wine and mixed drinks – up about 5 percent compared to the same month last year.
Following Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., on Austin’s list of top-selling businesses was the JW Marriott hotel, 110 E. Second St., where October bar receipts added up to $1,178,366. Blind Pig Pub, 317 E. Sixth St., ranked third, reporting alcohol sales totaling $613,631.
The rest of Austin’s top 10 list includes:
Chupacabra Cantina, 400 E. Sixth St., $543,720
W Hotel Austin, 200 Lavaca St., $471,173
Rose Room, 11500 Rock Rose Ave., $464,844
Hilton Austin Hotel, 500 E. Fourth St., $431,178
The Palazio, 501 E. Ben White Blvd., $430,533
The Dogwood Domain, 11420 Rock Rose Ave., $402,490
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, 801 Red River St., $401,258
Top sellers* in other Central Texas communities were:
Bastrop: Old Town Restaurant and Bar, 931 Main St., $68,015
Bee Cave: Woody’s Tavern and Grill, 12801 Shops Pkwy., $119,842
Buda: Willie’s Joint, 824 Main St., $92,781
Cedar Park: The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen, 1310 E. Whitestone Blvd., $146,565
Dripping Springs: Treaty Oak Distilling Ranch, 16604 Fitzhugh Road, $67,637
Georgetown: El Monumento, 205 W. Second St., $82,834
Kyle: Casa Garcia’s, 5401 FM 1626, $68,336
Lago Vista: The Gnarly Gar, 18200 Lakepoint Cove, $45,615
Lakeway: Lakeway Resort and Spa, 101 Lakeway Drive, $122,046