Austin alcohol sales jump 8 percent in September

Oct 30, 2017
The W Hotel in downtown Austin ranked third in alcohol sales in September, with registers there taking in more than $700,000.

Alcohol sales at Austin-area bars, restaurants and hotels jumped 8 percent in September, according to an American-Statesman analysis of state data.

Bartenders citywide poured $64.9 million worth of beer, wine and mixed drinks during the month, up from $59.9 million during September 2016.

Bar tabs statewide totaled $552 million, representing a 6 percent year-over-year increase.

Across Texas, the top-selling business was AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Receipts there added up to $3.9 million, according to state data.

In Austin, the JW Marriott hotel – as usual – topped the list, coming in at $1.1 million.

Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., was next, with patrons there downing $873,760 worth of booze, followed by the W Hotel Austin, 200 Lavaca St., with sales of $737,544.93.

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.