A Breakdown Of How Much Money Was Spent On Booze At The Top Bars, Clubs, Restaurants, Venues And Hotels Within Dallas Proper In December 2021.
Welcome to Bar Raised, our recurring column that proves that Texans like to spend copious amounts of their income participating in the Great American Pastime. We know this because 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 navigable database and then we break down Dallas’ numbers for you here.
The new year may have started a month ago, but as far as we at Central Track are concerned, this Bar Raised marks the official end of 2021.
December is usually a hot month for alcohol sales — it is the holidays after all. Whether wine for Christmas dinner, spiked eggnog for Santa, or something extra to get you through the stress and/or loneliness, (aww) Dallasites bought a hell of a lot of booze. In fact, December ’21 was the second-highest spending month of last year behind October — another point of evidence that Halloween has always been superior to Christmas.
At this point, Bar Raised has become a competition between Bottled Blonde and the American Airlines Center of which venue comes out on top — the two have been switching first and second place for a few months now. This time, Bottled Blonde came out on top.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Dallas Love Field Airport’s Cool River breaking the top 20. The last time was in March of 2020 — you know, when everything went to shit. We assume it being back on the radar can be attributed to the masses flying again, especially for the holidays.
Another point of interest is Thompson Dallas hotel joining the club for the first time. The hotel opened in Nov. of 2020, so after a rough year and a half, it seems the place got a spike in sales, when it comes to alcohol anyway. Located in the hotel are multiple restaurants and cocktail lounges including Catbird, Kessaku, Monarch and Nine at the National. That’s a lot of booze, alright.
Dallas Establishments With Top Gross Alcohol Sales For December 2021:
- BOTTLED BLONDE DALLAS, LLC: $1,182,779
- LEVY PREMIUM FOODSERVICE, L.L.C (American Airlines Center): $1,142,662
- NICK & SAM’S STEAK & FISH HOUSE, LTD.: $873,895
- HAPPIEST HOUR, LLC: $780,166
- DFB CAPITAL LLC (Katy Trail Ice House): $739,814
- HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL, INC. (The Ritz-Carlton): $726,701
- FAUTE DE MIEUX CORP & 4217 OAKLAWN LTD (Biernat’s Restaurant): $715,103
- CLUB OPERATIONS LLC (Cowboy’s Red River): $655,404
- MKRDY DALLAS BEVCO LLC (The Adolphus Hotel): $599,536
- MAGNOLIA DISCO CORPORATION (Roundup Saloon): $599,022
- FRC UNION BEVERAGES, LLC (The Henry): $590,569
- HOST-LOVE FIELD PARTNERS I, LLC (Cool River Cafe): $581,503
- EPIC ABS LLC (The Statler): $562,596
- SC BEVERAGE COMPANY (Omni Dallas Convention Center): $556,890
- BDS RESTAURANT, INC (Baby Dolls Topless Saloon): $539,655
- BV CITIZEN DALLAS INC: $534,565
- FULLER BIERNAT BEVERAGE LLC (Al Biernat’s North): $529,031
- MS ATWELL, LLC (Vidorra) : $527,870
- THOMPSON DALLAS BEVERAGE, LLC: $520,613
- BOOMERJACK’S ADDISON, LLC: $505,700
Total alcohol sales in Dallas in December 2021: $91,738,357
November 2021 total: $84,225,141