A Breakdown Of How Much Money Was Spent On Booze At The Top Bars, Clubs, Restaurants, Venues And Hotels Within Dallas Proper In February 2019.
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 $70 million on booze in Dallas bars and restaurants in February. 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.
Like this first one, which actually contains zero booze. Last year, a guy in England found an old apothecary book, which led him to start distilling his own non-alcoholic spirits and launching a company called Seedlip to hawk his wares. Now, his three spirits are being served up at the Pegasus Bar at the Omni Hotel, and can be bought by the bottle at Pogo’s Wine & Spirits.
They’d make a good alternative to alcohol for folks like affluenza fuck Ethan Couch, whose long list of misdeeds includes killing some folks in an underage drunk driving incident and fleeing the country while out on bail. Anyway, that guy is out of jail now, and was allowed recently by a judge to remove his ankle monitor. What the actual fuck?!
His release comes just in time to take advantage of Instacart’s booze delivery service. That platform, by the way, called Dallas its eighth booziest city.
Last up, the parents of a 29-year-old who died at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas are suing the facility for allegedly violating the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. Their suit alleges the Four Seasons overserved their daughter, providing her with somewhere in the neighborhood of 17 drinks and allowing her BAC to reach 0.5 — five times the legal limit.
That’s a tragic situation no matter how you look at it, and should maybe serve to remind all of us to exercise a little more caution while consuming alcoholic beverages.
Dallas Establishments With Top Gross Alcohol Sales For February 2019.
1. LEVY RESTAURANTS: $1,333,843
2. SALC, INC.: $1,180,492
3. OMNI DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER: $1,152,013
4. BOTTLED BLONDE- THE BACK YARD: $941,483
5. HAPPIEST HOUR, LLC: $655,890
6. DALLAS REGENCY CORPORATION: $654,440
7. HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL INC.: $571,276
8. EPIC ABS LLC.: $557,250
9. NICK & SAM’S STEAK & FISH HOUSE: $505,556
10. GILLEY’S DALLAS: $496,394
11. MOXIE’S GRILL & BAR: $456,356
12. COOL RIVER CAFE: $424,408
13. ESCAPADE 2001 DALLAS: $408,068
14. BABY DOLLS TOPLESS SALOON: $407,462
15. HOUSE OF BLUES DALLAS RESTAURANT CORP: $396,546
16. FAIRMONT DALLAS HOTEL: $392,598
17. COWBOY’S RED RIVER: $391,820
18. ROUNDUP SALOON: $375,763
19. DFB CAPITAL LLC: $374,319
20. JOULE BEVERAGE LLC: $372,040
Total alcohol sales in Dallas in February 2019: $70,763,073.
Last month’s total: $68,287,668.