A Breakdown Of How Much Money Was Spent On Booze At The Top Bars, Clubs, Restaurants And Hotels In Dallas Proper Throughout November 2017.
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.
It may be a new year here in Big D, but there’s still the matter of tallying up the booze that Dallas guzzled down in 2017 to attend to. Unfortunately, that task won’t be finished for a few weeks, after December’s numbers come in. In fact, it took until today for November’s numbers to be posted.
So, then: What can we glean from those figures?
Well, the top spot that month went to the American Airlines Center, which in November hosted a slew of big-time shows, including ones from Imagine Dragons, Daddy Yankee, Fall Out Boy, Jay-Z and more.
In third place, you’ll find relative newcomer Bottled Blonde, a bar that surprised us back in October by cracking into the top five spots and selling more than $800,000 in its first few weeks of business. November, however, was Bottled Blonde’s first full month in operation — and the beer house and pizza garden responded in kind by cracking the seven-digit figure in alcohol sales.
Will Bottled Blonde stay positioned among the heavy hitters in terms of gross alcohol sales for months to come? It looks that way. We’re especially curious to see how its December numbers will look, given all the festivity that surrounds the holiday season.
Until then, we’ll just have to settle for perusing the numbers for booze sales in Dallas proper during the month of November, which were almost a full $6 million down from October’s figures.
The top 20 bars, clubs and restaurants still all crushed it, though. So, to that end, here they are — the 20 spots that sold the most booze in November 2017 in Dallas proper.
Dallas Establishments With Top Gross Alcohol Sales For November 2017.
- LEVY RESTAURANTS (American Airlines Center): $1,362,215
- OMNI DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER: $1,076,139
- BOTTLED BLONDE – THE BACKYARD: $1,011,567
- SALC, INC. (Hilton Anatole): $864,975
- HAPPIEST HOUR, LLC (Happiest Hour Dallas): $722,716
- SHERATON DALLAS: $689,968
- SALC, INC. (Hilton Anatole): $541,597
- HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL (The Ritz-Carlton): $521,697
- MOXIE’S GRILL & BAR: $520,556
- NICK & SAM’S STEAK & FISH HOUSE: $513,172
- DALLAS REGENCY CORPORATION: $491,549
- DFB CAPITAL LLC (Katy Trail Ice House): $477,904
- ESCAPADE 2001: $436,769
- COWBOY’S RED RIVER: $431807
- JOULE BEVERAGE LLC: $401967
- CLUTCH BAR AND RESTAURANT: $393,946
- THE RUSTIC: $381,433
- DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE: $380,150
- THE LODGE: $379,470
- HOUSE OF BLUES RESTAURANT CORP: $369,078
Total alcohol sales in Dallas in November 2017: $67,442,438
Last Month’s Total: $73,441,881
Cover image by Karlo X. Ramos