Austin alcohol sales inch up 2 percent in April


Highlights

Citywide, drink tabs totaled $66.2 million, up from $65.1 million during the same month last year.

Across Texas, receipts were up less than 1 percent compared to 2016, coming in at $559.1 million.

Alcohol sales at Austin bars, restaurants and hotels inched up 2 percent in April, according to an American-Statesman analysis of data from the state comptroller’s office.

Citywide, drink tabs totaled $66.2 million, an increase from $65.1 million during the same month last year.

Across Texas, receipts were up less than 1 percent compared to 2016, coming in at $559.1 million.

San Antonio’s JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa was the state’s top-selling business in April, with bartenders there pouring $1.7 million worth of booze.

In Austin, the JW Marriott hotel, 110 E. Second St., ranked No. 1, serving beer, wine and mixed drinks totaling $1,077,413.88.

Next on the list was Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., which is also home to the Austin360 Amphitheater. Sales there were $869,657.91.

Rose Room, 11500 Rock Rose Ave., ranked third, with thirsty patrons downing drinks worth a combined $509,396.87.

The rest of Austin’s top 10 list includes:

  • Chupacabra Cantina, 400 E. Sixth St., $469,523.88
  • Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Second St., $455,687.91
  • Top Golf, 2700 Esperanza Crossing, $453,020
  • Barton Creek Country Club, 8212 Barton Club Drive, $443,422.99
  • Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St., $437,601.94
  • The Dogwood Domain, 11420 Rock Rose Ave., $436,762.99
  • Stubb’s, 801 Red River St., $422,377.91

Top sellers* in other Central Texas communities were:

  • Bastrop: Old Town Restaurant and Bar, 931 Main St., $66,764.93
  • Bee Cave: Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel, 12525 Bee Cave Pkwy., $103,757.91
  • Buda: Buck’s Backyard, 1750 S. FM 1626, $124,322.99
  • Cedar Park: Chuy’s, 4911 183A toll road, $134,457.91
  • Dripping Springs: Trudy’s Four Star, 13059 Four Star Blvd., $77,137.91
  • Georgetown: El Monumento, 205 W. Second St., $101,000.90
  • Kyle: Casa Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, 5401 FM 1626, $77,441.94
  • Lago Vista: Copperhead Grill, 6115 Lohmans Ford Road, $19,306.87
  • Lakeway: Lakeway Resort and Spa, 101 Lakeway Drive, $127,252.99
  • Leander: Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria, 3550 Lakeline Blvd., $56,243.88
  • Liberty Hill: Jardin Corona, 15395 W. Texas 29, $44,466.87
  • Pflugerville: Mavericks, 1700 Grand Avenue Pkwy., $131,342.99
  • Round Rock: Third Base, 3107 S. Interstate 35, $136,180.90
  • San Marcos: Zelicks Icehouse, 336 W. Hopkins St., $138,075.97
  • Spicewood: Angel’s Icehouse, 21815 W. Texas 71, $64,624.93
  • Sunset Valley: Doc’s Backyard, 5207 Brodie Lane, $83,097.91
  • West Lake Hills: Lupe Tortilla, 701 S. Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360), $94,486.87

*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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