Patrons at bars, nightclubs and restaurants in Bexar County drank up more than $45 million worth of beer, cocktails and liquor in January, according to the state comptroller’s office.
Mixed-beverage receipts for establishments in the San Antonio area clocked in at $45.4 million last month, down 2.6 percent from the $46.6 million made during the same period last year and down 13.2 percent from $51.4 million in alcohol tabs in December.
Across the state, bars and restaurants saw about $485.7 million from alcohol sales.
AT&T Stadium in Arlington soaked up the most booze sales in Texas last month with almost $2.2 million, coinciding with a 34-31 home loss for the Dallas Cowboys against the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 15.
Aramark Sports and Entertainment, the concessions contractor at the AT&T Center, came in third statewide with $1 million in alcohol sales.
Locally, beverage contractor Hospitality International Inc. took in the second- and third-most revenue from alcohol sales behind Aramark — selling more than $792,000 at the JW Marriott Hill County Resort & Spa and almost $401,000 at Marriott Rivercenter, respectively.
In fourth place came the Alamodome with more than $396,000 in alcohol sales last month. La Cantera Resort & Spa rounded out the local top five with almost $371,000 in mixed-beverage receipts.
Cowboys Dancehall, the Northeast Side honky-tonk undergoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, took in more than $230,000 from booze receipts. Cowboys recently found new financing on its $4.3 million mortgage loan and legal fees owed to Business Property Lending, the lender that foreclosed on Cowboys before the nightclub filed for bankruptcy last summer. The move could allow the popular club to emerge from bankruptcy.
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