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Austin-area alcohol sales flat in January


The top-selling venue statewide was AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Austin’s No. 1-ranked business was, as usual, the JW Marriott hotel.

Alcohol sales at Austin bars, restaurants and hotels were essentially flat in January, according to the latest figures from the state comptroller’s office.

Bartenders citywide poured $53.2 million worth of booze in the first month of this year, up less than 1 percent from $53.1 million in 2015, an American-Statesman analysis found.

Across Texas, bar tabs were up 2 percent for the month, reaching $485.7 million.

The top-selling venue statewide was AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, where receipts hit $2.2 million.

Austin’s No. 1-ranked business was, as usual, the JW Marriott hotel, 110 E. Second St. Registers there took in $956,450.

Next up was Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd., coming in at $411,780.90, followed by Rose Room, 11500 Rock Rose Ave., with sales of $394,952.99.

The rest of Austin’s top 10 list includes:

  • Hilton Austin Hotel, 500 E. Fourth St., $392,351.94
  • Chupacabra Cantina, 400 E. Sixth St., $386,216.87
  • The Dogwood Domain, 11420 Rock Rose Ave., $363,684.93
  • Kung Fu Saloon, 11501 Rock Rose Ave., $339,775.97
  • Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St., $333,854.93
  • Culinary Dropout, 11721 Rock Rose Ave., $331,770.90
  • Four Seasons Hotel Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., $330,598.96

Top sellers* in other Central Texas communities were:

  • Bastrop: Old Town Restaurant and Bar, 931 Main St., $67,420.90
  • Bee Cave: Woody Tavern, 12801 Shops Pkwy., $78,150.90
  • Buda: Buck’s Backyard, 1750 S. FM 1626, $85,988.96
  • Cedar Park: Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurant, 4501 183A toll road, $100,110.90
  • Dripping Springs: Trudy’s Four Star, 13059 Four Star Blvd., $50,722.99
  • Georgetown: Hardtails, 1515 N. Interstate 35, $67,857.91
  • Kyle: Casa Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, 5401 FM 1626, $62,937.91
  • Lago Vista: Copperhead Grill, 6115 Lohmans Ford Road, $16,230
  • Lakeway: Lakeway Resort and Spa, 101 Lakeway Drive, $119,220
  • Leander: Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria, 3550 Lakeline Blvd., $56,473.88
  • Liberty Hill: Jardin Corona, 15395 W. Texas 29, $39,093.88
  • Pflugerville: Mavericks, 1700 Grand Avenue Pkwy., $122,028.96
  • Round Rock: Jack Allen’s Kitchen, 2500 Hoppe Trail, $130,300
  • San Marcos: Pluckers Wing Bar, 105 N. I-35, $113,933.88
  • Spicewood: Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse, 22308 W. Texas 71, $43,402.99
  • Sunset Valley: BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 5207 Brodie Lane, $72,280.90
  • West Lake Hills: Lupe Tortilla, 701 S. Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360), $86,528.96

*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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