A Look At How Much The Top Bars In Dallas Earned In August.
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. And, each month, we attempt to dissect that information via this Bar Raised feature. As of August, there were 1,131 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 August 2015.
As noted earlier this month, a new study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Dallasites spend a larger percent of their monthly income on booze than the citizens of any other city — to the tune of $744 per month, on average.
Surprising? Maybe not. Dallasites are not always great at making decisions or spending our money wisely. So, yeah, we know what we're spending our money on. But this recurring column aims to parse out where we're spending that more-than-one-percent of our monthly income.
To be honest, the Top 20 alcohol-slinging joints for the month of August features mostly the same usual suspects that we've seen in these spots the previous four or five months that we've been keeping track now. Well, with one notable exception. Jumping all the way to the No. 10 hole in its first full month in operation is the new Henderson Avenue spot The Eberhard.
It's a pretty impressive feat, maybe spurred somewhat by the fact that Dallas loves its new and shiny things, not to mention the fact that its prime location is right on the always hopping Knox-Henderson strip. Perhaps another big reason for the Eberhard's strong showing right out of the gate, though? The fact that the spot features a 65-foot bar that its owners contend is the longest in town.
It stands to reason, I guess, that a bigger bar is capable of serving more drinks.
1. GEXA ENERGY PAVILLION: $1,243,872.99
2. OMNI DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER: $703,270.00
3. THE RUSTIC: $516,338.96
4. KUNG FU SALOON: $510,814.93
5. BABY DOLLS TOPLESS SALOON: $505,130.90
6. MKTRR 1 BEVERAGE LLC (Katy Trail Ice House): $497,433.88
7. SALC, INC. (Hilton Anatole): $449,081.94
8. HOUSE OF BLUES DALLAS RESTAURANT: $424,900.00
9. NICK & SAM'S STEAK & FISH HOUSE: $411,348.96
10. NORTH HENDERSON RESTAURANT, LL (The Eberhard): $408,367.91
11. COWBOY'S RED RIVER: $407,504.93
12.HG SPLY CO: $395,184.93
13. DRAGONFLY: $389,540.00
14. THE LODGE: $372,837.91
15. TOPGOLF USA: $372,250.00
16. CONCRETE COWBOY: $366,896.87
17. PAPPAS BROS STEAKHOUSE: $365,943.88
18. HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL INC (The Ritz Carlton): $355,198.96
19. ESCAPADE 2001: $354,220.90
20. BIERNAT'S RESTAURANT: $346,080.90
Total alcohol sales in Dallas in August 2015: $57,937,498.61
Last month's total: $57,822,810.25