Austin’s alcohol sales rose 3% in Feb.
Drink spending neared $56M, with JW Marriott hotel again leading list.
Alcohol sales in Austin were up 3 percent in February, according to an American-Statesman analysis of data from the state comptroller’s office.
Bar tabs citywide rose to $55.8 million last month, up from $54.3 million during the same month in 2016.
Across Texas, sales of beer, wine and mixed drinks totaled $520.9 million, a 4 percent increase over last year’s $498.8 million, according to state data.
The top-selling venue statewide was San Antonio’s AT&T Center, home of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Bartenders there poured $2.9 million worth of booze during February.
In Austin, the JW Marriott hotel, 110 E. Second St., once again ranked No. 1, coming in with $1,191,110.90 in alcohol sales.
Next was Rose Room, 11500 Rock Rose Ave., with sales of $445,878.96, followed by Chupacabra Cantina, 400 E. Sixth St., where cash registers took in $423,807.91.
The rest of Austin’s top 10 list includes:
■The Dogwood Domain, 11420 Rock Rose Ave., $408,546.87
Kung Fu Saloon, 11501 Rock Rose Ave., $350,270.90
Barton Creek Country Club, 8212 Barton Club Drive,