Austin alcohol sales inch up 2 percent in January

March 06, 2018
Culinary Dropout in Domain Northside was a new addition to Austin’s top 10 list in January.

Austin alcohol sales inched up 2 percent in January, according to an American-Statesman analysis of state data.

Bars, restaurants and hotels citywide served $54.2 million worth of beer, wine and mixed drinks during the first month of 2018, up from $53.2 million in January 2017.

Across Texas, bar tabs were up 5 percent, growing from $485.7 million to $511.9 million.

The top-selling venue, statewide, was the Gaylord Texan resort in Grapevine, where receipts totaled $1.9 million.

In Austin, the No. 1-ranked business was the JW Marriott hotel, 110 E. Second St., which came in at just over $1 million for the month.

Next up was the Hilton Austin Hotel, 500 E. Fourth St., where patrons downed $522,847 worth of booze, followed by Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd., where bar tabs added up to $432,929.

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.