Austin alcohol sales inch up 2 percent in April

June 06, 2017
Circuit of the Americas hosted three days of MotoGP events in April, helping land second place on the list of Austin businesses that sold the most alcohol.

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:

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.