A Breakdown Of How Much Money Was Spent On Booze At The Top Bars, Clubs, Restaurants, Venues And Hotels Within Dallas Proper In February 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.
February was a busy month for the City of Dallas.
For starters, we collectively guzzled down more than $67 million worth of beer, wine, spirits and cocktails at our favorite area bars and whatnot.
And, elsewhere in the city, all sorts of things were happening — some good and some not so good.
On the entertainment side of things, there was plenty to cheer about. Bobby Sessions, one of Dallas’ most promising talents, capped off the past few years of grinding it out in the local music scene by signing with the iconic Def Jam Records. Meanwhile, Erykah Badu celebrated her 47th birthday by throwing her third birthday bash in a row at the Bomb Factory with the usual stacked lineup of guests — including the likes of Dave Chappelle, Mos Def, Jada Pinkett Smith and Dead Prez.
Alas, there weren’t many cheers to be heard over at the American Airlines Center and at Dallas Mavericks HQ. Nope, the folks over there were focused on damage control last month after Sports Illustrated published a bombshell story centered around an extensive investigation that revealed a series of sexual misconduct allegations aimed at former team president and CEO Terdema Ussery.
Yeah, February was a mixed bag for Dallas. But, hey, folks were still out there having fun, spending almost $4 million dollars more on alcohol this February than they did in February 2017.
Below, let’s take a look at the top 20 spots that helped bump up that figure.
Dallas Establishments With Top Gross Alcohol Sales For February 2018.
- OMNI DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER: $1,273,853
- SALC, INC. (Hilton Anatole): $1,288,887
- BOTTLED BLONDE – THE BACKYARD: $1,003,385
- LEVY RESTAURANTS (American Airlines Center): $936,133
- DALLAS REGENCY CORPORATION: $540,169
- HAPPIEST HOUR, LLC (Happiest Hour Dallas): $534,566
- HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL (The Ritz-Carlton): $515,176
- SHERATON HOTEL: $512,184
- BABY DOLLS TOPLESS SALOON: $461,739
- MOXIE’S GRILL & BAR: $445,561
- HOUSE OF BLUES DALLAS RESTAURANT CORP: $440,828
- COWBOY’S RED RIVER: $440,190
- NICK & SAM’S STEAK & FISH HOUSE: $429,996
- JOULE BEVERAGE LLC: $393,706
- ESCAPADE 2001: $381,723
- GILLEY’S DALLAS: $377,473
- COOL RIVER CAFE CRC01: $370,632
- PAPPAS BROS STEAKHOUSE: $351,942
- STIRR: $347,908
- THE LODGE: $325,038
Total alcohol sales in Dallas in Febryary 2018: $67,450,017
Last Month’s Total: $65,238,588
Cover image by Ben Smithson.