Austin al­co­hol sales up 6% in June

$59.5M tab city­wide is jump from $56.2M in same month last year.

Austin American-Statesman - - BUSINESS - By Gary Dinges gdinges@states­man.com

Al­co­hol sales at Austin bars, restau­rants and ho­tels jumped 6 per­cent in June, ac­cord­ing to an Amer­i­can-States­man anal­y­sis of state data.

Bar­tenders city­wide poured $59.5 mil­lion worth of beer, wine and mixed drinks through­out the month, up from $56.2 mil­lion in June 2016.

Across the state, bar tabs to­taled $542.6 mil­lion, up 6 per­cent from $511.6 mil­lion dur­ing the same month last year.

The top-selling venue, statewide, was AT&T Sta­dium in Ar­ling­ton, where thirsty pa­trons downed $1.9 mil­lion worth of booze.

Austin’s top seller was the JW Mar­riott ho­tel, 110 E. Sec­ond St., with re­ceipts to­tal­ing $919,351.94.

Next up was Cir­cuit of the Amer­i­cas, 9201 Cir­cuit of the Amer­i­cas Blvd., coming in at $609,958.96, fol­lowed by Rose Room, 11500 Rock Rose Ave., with $543,270.90.

The rest of Austin’s top 10 list in­cludes:

■ Chu­pacabra Cantina, 400 E. Sixth St., $457,741.94

■ Top Golf, 2700 Esper­anza Cross­ing, $438,271.94

■ W Ho­tel Austin, 200 Lavaca St., $423,483.88

■ Oa­sis Cantina del Lago, 6550 Co­manche Trail, $411,943.88

■ The Dog­wood Do­main, 11420 Rock Rose Ave., $378,366.87

■ Blind Pig Pub, 317 E. Sixth St., $364,435.97

■ Kung Fu Sa­loon, 716 W. Sixth St., $356,863.88 Top sell­ers* in other Cen­tral Texas com­mu­ni­ties were:

■ Bas­trop: Old Town Restau­rant and Bar, 931 Main St., $60,656.87

■ Bee Cave: Café Blue, 12800 Hill Coun­try Blvd., $83,338.96 ■ Buda: Buck’s Back­yard, 1750 S. FM 1626, $110,746.87 ■ Cedar Park: Chuy’s, 4911 183A toll road, $157,690.90 ■ Drip­ping Springs: Deep Eddy Dis­till­ing Co., 2250 E. U.S. 290, $67,624.93

■ Ge­orge­town: El Mon­u­mento, 205 W. Sec­ond St., $98,145.97

■ Kyle: Casa Garcia’s Mexican Restau­rant, 5401 FM 1626, $79,767.91

■ Lago Vista: Cop­per­head Grill, 6115 Lohmans Ford Road, $16,157.91

■ Lake­way: Lake­way Re­sort and Spa, 101 Lake­way Drive, $173,825.97

■ Le­an­der: Brook­lyn Heights Pizze­ria, 3550 Lake­line Blvd., $56,165.97

■ Lib­erty Hill: Jardin Corona, 15395 W. Texas 29, $42,821.94 ■ Pflugerville: Mav­er­icks, 1700 Grand Av­enue Pkwy., $121,860

■ Round Rock: Chuy’s, 2320 N. In­ter­state 35, $173,624.93

■ San Mar­cos: The Marc, 120 E. San An­to­nio St., $124,060 ■ Spice­wood: An­gel’s Ice­house, 21815 W. Texas 71, $59,410 ■ Sun­set Val­ley: Doc’s

Back­yard, 5207 Brodie Lane, $75,967.91

West Lake Hills: Lupe Tor­tilla, 701 S. Cap­i­tal of Texas High­way (Loop 360), $89,962.99

*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.

SCOTT MOORE / FOR AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN

Chicago per­forms June 17 at the Austin360 Amphitheater at Cir­cuit of Amer­i­cas in Austin. Cir­cuit of the Amer­i­cas sold $609,958.96 worth of al­co­hol in June to rank sec­ond among venues in Austin.

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