Data shows which Texas cities spend the most money on booze

Houston tops list in first-quarter alcohol sales


SAN ANTONIO – Earlier this month, the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission reported Texans consumed an estimated 55 million gallons of alcohol in the month of May.

Now, first-quarter mixed beverage receipts from the Texas Comptroller's Office reveal which Texas cities may have contributed the most to the startling figure.

According to first-quarter mixed beverage tax receipts from the months of January to March, Houston led the state with $233 million in alcohol sales -- No surprise from the most populated city in Texas.

San Antonio, on the other hand, was bested by Austin and Dallas, coming in fourth for alcohol sales at $106 million despite being the second-most populated city in the state.

The numbers, however, reflect spending for the months of January through March, leaving out San Antonio's alcohol sales during Fiesta.

See the top-selling cities and their respective populations below:

Population: 2,296,224
Sales: $233,315,800

Population: 1,300,092
Sales: 134,307,500

Population: 931,830
Sales: $141,126,300

San Antonio
Population: 1,469,845
Sales: $106,312,500

Fort Worth
Population: 833,319
Sales: $48,764,900

Note: Sales have been rounded to the nearest hundred. The list was generated from mixed beverage tax receipts - some vendors may file more than once for a certain reporting period, potentially inflating numbers.

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