Austin alcohol sales jump 10 percent in July

Sept 14, 2017
Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar was one of Austin’s top sellers in July, according to state data.

Alcohol sales at Austin bars, restaurants and hotels jumped 10 percent in July, according to an American-Statesman analysis of state data.

Bartenders citywide poured $62.5 million worth of booze, up from $56.9 million in July 2016.

Across Texas, bar tabs totaled $581.8 million, a 12 percent increase.

The business that sold the most beer, wine and mixed drinks statewide was the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. July receipts there were $1.5 million.

Austin’s top seller was, once again, the JW Marriott hotel, 110 E. Second St., where patrons downed $993,470 worth of drinks.

Next on the list was Kung Fu Saloon, 716 W. Sixth St., with $690,917.92 in sales, followed by Barton Creek Country Club, 8212 Barton Club Drive, coming in at $601,905.98.

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.