A Breakdown Of How Much Money Was Spent On Booze At The Top Bars, Clubs, Restaurants And Hotels In Dallas In July 2017.

Texans like to spend copious amounts of their income participating in the Great American Pastime. We know this, because as Reddit user BadLemur once pointed out, the Texas Comptroller keeps tabs on that sort of thing and makes all that info public record. Any establishment in the state that holds a Mixed Beverage license must report all sales revenue generated from the sale of liquor, beer and wine at their establishments on a monthly basis. The comptroller, in turn, puts all that info into a conveniently downloadable spreadsheet each month.

We may be closer to Oktoberfest ongoings all over the place and yoga pants season than triple-digit temperatures now, but we still owe you a couple more summer updates about your drinking habits, Dallas.

We’re not sure why it took the Texas Comptroller’s Office so long to distribute this info, to be honest. In fact, we had to call and request it. Ar the time of writing, we still have not heard back as to why the dataset for July hasn’t been posted. But the important thing here is that we have the necessary info to put this article together.

Anyway, speaking of Oktoberfest, Addison Oktoberfest is just about ready to kick off this Thursday. If you’ve gone by the popular Addison Circle park where they host this shindig, you may have noticed that the park is already mostly closed off to make way for the tents and booths. But you won’t have to travel all the way up the tollway this year for that deal if you don’t want to. Bishop Arts District restaurant Eno’s Pizza Tavern will be hosting its own first-ever TEXtoberfest, which will put local craft beers on display, on September 24.

One thing to note about this edition of Bar Raised is that the American Airlines Center moved into the top spots for alcohol sales in July. Even with no Mavs or Stars to bolster its sales, the AAC had itself a busy month with WWE’s Great Balls of Fire event kicking off the month and then Kendrick Lamar putting on one hell of a show. Other notable shows hosted at the arena that month include Earth, Wind & Fire with Neil Rodgers, Neil Diamond and the debacle that was the Big 3, which we’re guessing left people wanting to booze the hell up after NBA legend Allen Iverson decided to just not show up.

That said, and without further ado, let’s check out what other 19 businesses were the biggest earners in the month of July.

Dallas Establishments With Top Gross Alcohol Sales For July 2017.

1. SALC, INC. (Hilton Anatole): $813,465
2. HAPPIEST HOUR, LLC (Happiest Hour Dallas): $666,998
3. OMNI DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER: $545,925
4. CLUTCH BAR AND RESTAURANT: $502,240
5. MOXIE’S GRILL & BAR:$500,405
6. III FORKS: $489,190
7. COWBOY’S RED RIVER: $479,941
8. BABY DOLLS TOPLESS SALOON: $476,398
9. DFB CAPITAL LLC (Katy Trail Ice House): $470,395
10. LEVY RESTAURANTS (American Airlines Center): $469,142
11. ESCAPADE 2001 DALLAS: $426,931
12. STIRR: $426,927
13. TOPGOLF USA: $381,361
14. KUNG FU SALOON: $373,678
15. HG SPLY CO.: $370,892
16. HOUSE OF BLUES DALLAS RESTAURANT CORP.: $366,940
17. THE RUSTIC: $359,224
18. JAVIER’S RESTAURANT: $344,701
19. BOMBSHELLS: $337,804
20. HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL INC (The Ritz-Carlton): $335,470

Total alcohol sales in Dallas in July 2017: $71,148,090
Last Month’s Total: $64,082,444.91

Cover image by Karlo X. Ramos

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