A Breakdown Of How Much Money Was Spent On Booze At The Top Bars, Clubs, Restaurants, Venues And Hotels Within Dallas Proper In July 2018.
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, 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 navigable database. And then we break down Dallas’ numbers for you here.
Folks in Dallas spent more than $66 million on booze in Dallas bars and restaurants in July. That’s a lot! But before we reveal this month’s biggest seller’s, let’s take a quick swim through the month’s biggest, booziest stories.
First of all, don’t blame the messenger, but a new, long-term global study making the rounds in the past month states that “the safest level of drinking is none.” It goes against many enduring beliefs that drinking in moderation potentially has some benefits, including the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Needless to say, Dallasites drank far more than zero drinks this month.
Take, for instance, these lucky Dallas families that celebrated the return of football by drinking free batches of Miller Lite — the official beer of the Dallas Cowboys and our favorite local brew — personally delivered by future hall of fame tight end Jason Witten. Score!
Also on something of a bender is the criminal being dubbed the boozy britches bandit. This hero walked into a Colleyville liquor store, stuffed 20 pounds of liquor bottles down some custom-made thieving pants and walked out the front door.
Of course, none of the parties mentioned above paid for their booze. And that, my friends, is a whole other story.
As noted already, Dallasites spent more than $66 million in July on beer and liquor and bars and restaurants within the city limits alone – not even including gas stations, grocery or liquor stores.
Here’s where they spent the most:
2. EPIC ABS LLC (The Statler): $746,720
3 SALC, INC. (Hilton Anatole): $603,144
4. HAPPIEST HOUR, LLC: $599,723
5. OMNI DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER: $589,305
6. MOXIE’S GRILL & BAR: $495,668
7. DFB CAPITAL LLC (Katy Trail Ice House): $476,981
8. BABY DOLLS TOPLESS SALOON: $462,181
9. COWBOY’S RED RIVER: $441,504
10. STIRR: $405,452
11. NICK & SAM’S STEAK & FISH HOUSE: $386,371
12. III FORKS: $374,311
13. COOL RIVER CAFÉ: $369,088
14. ESCAPADE 2001 DALLAS: $367,625
15. ROUNDUP SALOON: $367,292
16. LEVY RESTAURANTS (Dallas Market Center): $352,618
17. JOULE BEVERAGE LLC: $334,307
18. THE LODGE: $331,213
19. THE RUSTIC: $314,493
20. HILLSTONE: $313,027
Total alcohol sales in Dallas in July 2018: $66,685,544.
Last month’s total: $77,282,802.