Austin alcohol sales up 4 percent in May


Highlights

Bartenders citywide poured $63.3 million worth of beer, wine and mixed drinks last month.

Across Texas, sales were up 3 percent, hitting $554 million.

Alcohol sales at Austin bars, restaurants and hotels jumped 4 percent in May, according to an American-Statesman analysis of data from the state comptroller’s office.

Bartenders citywide poured $63.3 million worth of beer, wine and mixed drinks last month, up from $60.9 million in May 2016.

With patrons downing $23.4 million in booze, the 78701 ZIP code, which includes most of downtown Austin, including the Sixth Street Entertainment District, was responsible for more than a third of Austin’s total.

Across Texas, sales were up 3 percent, hitting $554 million.

The top-selling business, statewide, was the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, where bar tabs topped $1.7 million.

In Austin, the JW Marriott hotel, 110 E. Second St., once again led the pack, with registers there taking in $984,610.

Chupacabra Cantina, 400 E. Sixth St., was next, coming in at $486,150, followed by Rose Room, 11500 Rock Rose Ave., with $484,422.99.

The rest of Austin’s top 10 list includes:

  • Top Golf, 2700 Esperanza Crossing, $446,420
  • Four Seasons Hotel Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., $434,441.94
  • Oasis Cantina del Lago, 6550 Comanche Trail, $422,640
  • The Dogwood Domain, 11420 Rock Rose Ave., $406,438.96
  • Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., $403,265.97
  • W Hotel Austin, 200 Lavaca St., $403,262.99
  • Container Bar, 90 Rainey St., $395,326.87

Top sellers* in other Central Texas communities were:

  • Bastrop: Old Town Restaurant and Bar, 931 Main St., $58,993.88
  • Bee Cave: Woody’s Tavern and Grill, 12801 Shops Pkwy., $99,380.90
  • Buda: Buck’s Backyard, 1750 S. FM 1626, $103,105.97
  • Cedar Park: Chuy’s, 4911 183A toll road, $137,090.90
  • Dripping Springs: Deep Eddy Distilling Co., 2250 E. U.S. 290, $65,390
  • Georgetown: El Monumento, 205 W. Second St., $103,331.94
  • Kyle: Casa Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, 5401 FM 1626, $82,498.96
  • Lago Vista: Copperhead Grill, 6115 Lohmans Ford Road, $17,042.99
  • Lakeway: Lakeway Resort and Spa, 101 Lakeway Drive, $135,956.87
  • Leander: Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria, 3550 Lakeline Blvd., $56,833.88
  • Liberty Hill: Jardin Corona, 15395 W. Texas 29, $46,158.96
  • Pflugerville: Mavericks, 1700 Grand Avenue Pkwy., $117,790
  • Round Rock: Third Base, 3107 S. Interstate 35, $142,798.96
  • San Marcos: Zelicks Icehouse, 336 W. Hopkins St., $145,363.88
  • Spicewood: Angel’s Icehouse, 21815 W. Texas 71, $62,568.96
  • Sunset Valley: Doc’s Backyard, 5207 Brodie Lane, $80,476.87
  • West Lake Hills: Lupe Tortilla, 701 S. Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360), $101,285.97

*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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