A Look At How Much The Top Bars In Dallas Earned In June, 2016.
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. As of June, there were 1,127 establishments in Dallas proper that held such a license. Below we’ve gone ahead and done you the solid of listing out the top 20 Dallas establishments in terms of alcohol sales for the month of June 2016.
In our experience, one of the big traffic drivers to bars of late seems to be their proximity to PokéStops or Gyms in the ever popular Pokémon Go. But as that game launched on July 6, and this column specifically focuses on bar sales for the month of June, it’ll be another month before we really know if bars that double as Pokémon Gyms really do have a great impact in terms of numbers.
In other local bar news, Ships reopened its doors earlier this month after being closed for a year. And at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail festival, The Midnight Rambler was named one of the country’s top hotel bars.
It’ll be interesting to keep an eye on these developments as well in future Bar Raised columns.
But some strides were made in the past month, both good and bad, in terms of alcohol advancements. For instance, there’s the Austin startup that says its new Dallas-distributed booze make drinkers even hornier. We’re still not sure that’s such a good idea.
And on the flipside, some UT Dallas researchers have been developing an electronic nose that’ll be able to accurately detect blood alcohol levels by sniffing a patient’s breath. That sounds like a great idea.
Another great idea? Buying a bar. I mean, just look at how much Dallasites spent at bars in the month of June alone.
2. OMNI DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER: $890,737.91
3. HAPPIEST HOUR, LLC: $739,848.96
4. BABY DOLLS TOPLESS SALOON: $519,232.99
5. MKTRR 1 BEVERAGE LLC (Katy Trail Ice House): $495,743.88
6. CLUTCH BAR AND RESTAURANT: $465,001.94
7. COWBOY’S RED RIVER: $456,124.93
8. THE RUSTIC: $442,060.00
9. NICK & SAM’S STEAK & FISH HOUSE: $428,277.91
10. TOPGOLF USA: $427,284.93
11. JOULE BEVERAGE LLC: $423,025.97
12. HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL INC: $413,250.00
13. HG SPLY CO: $371,171.94
14. KUNG FU SALOON: $370,778.96
15. HOUSE OF BLUES DALLAS RESTAURAUNT: $365,017.91
16. DALLAS REGENCY CORPORATION (Hyatt Regency): $339,266.87
17. THE LODGE: $337,258.96
18. COOL RIVER CAFE CRC01: $335,903.88
19. JAVIER’S RESTAURANT: $328,417.91
20. BIERNAT’S RESTAURANT: $325,730.00
Total alcohol sales in Dallas in June 2016: $60,598,183.25
Last month’s total: $81,718,566.80