Alcohol farm

Houston restaurants, bars that sold the most alcohol in November 2021

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Houston had a busy November this year compared to last, which was a much darker time of the pandemic that forced many residents to whip up their evening cocktails at home and away from family.

Before the latest COVID surge, things almost started to normalize again as Houstonians crowded into bars and restaurants to celebrate the holidays. Data from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts shows that the 15 Houston bars and restaurants below were buzzing with activity in November and selling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of alcohol, more than anywhere else in the city.

Editor’s note: These numbers do not include sales from liquor wholesalers, such as liquor stores or large venues. Only bars and restaurants were included in this list. This information represents the most recent liquor sales data available from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

1. The Post Oak Hotel (Mastro’s and Willie G’s Steakhouse)
Total alcohol sales: $1,479,206

The Post Oak Hotel (Mastro's and Willie G's Seafood)

The Post Oak Hotel (Mastro’s and Willie G’s Seafood)

Fertitta Entertainment

2. Steak 48
Total alcohol sales: $639,000

Left to right: Strawberry Rhubarb Cooler, Old Fashioned Brandy and Elixir 48 at the new Steak 48 restaurant in the River Oaks district.

Left to right: Strawberry Rhubarb Cooler, Old Fashioned Brandy and Elixir 48 at the new Steak 48 restaurant in the River Oaks district.

Dave Rossman/Independent

3. Marriott Marquis Houston
Total alcohol sales: $611,695

A view of the shape of Texas "quiet river" Marriott Marquis Houston rooftop and Altitude pool.

A view of the Texas-shaped “lazy river” from the rooftop and Altitude pool of the Marriott Marquis Houston.

Marriott Marquis Houston

4. McIntyre’s (1235 W 19th Street)
Total alcohol sales: $596,768

Bar McIntyre (1230 W. 20th St.)

Bar McIntyre (1230 W. 20th St.)

Belly G | Yelp

5. Kirby Cooler (1015 Gessner Road)
Total alcohol sales: $528,646

Kirby Cooler (1015 Gessner Road)

Kirby Cooler (1015 Gessner Road)

Courtesy of Kirby Ice House

6. Downtown Little Woodrow
Total alcohol sales: $479,376

A throng of turtle racing spectators watch as the turtles start racing in the arena at Little Woodrow's, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Houston.  (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle)

A throng of turtle racing spectators watch as the turtles start racing in the arena at Little Woodrow’s, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Houston. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle)

Marie D. De Jesus/Staff

7. Kirby Cooler (3333 Eastside Street)
Total alcohol sales: $455,860

Kirby cooler

Kirby cooler

Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle / Photographer

8. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Total alcohol sales: $424,375

Matt Tanner, Concept Beverage Manager at Pappas Bros.  Steakhouse, prepares a drink at the bar, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Houston.
Matt Tanner, Concept Beverage Manager at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, prepares a drink at the bar, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Houston.Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle

9. 77 degrees
Total alcohol sales: $422,573

Violet Sky, a 77-degree drink, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Houston.

Violet Sky, a 77-degree drink, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Houston.

Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle/staff photographer

10. Hilton Americas Houston
Total alcohol sales: $403,362

  Hilton Americas Houston

Hilton Americas Houston

Courtesy of Yelp/Hilton Americas Houston

11. Annie’s Cafe and Bar
Total alcohol sales: $387,672

The Meet Me on The East Side cocktail party at Annie Cafe & Bar, 1800 Post Oak, premieres Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Houston.
The Meet Me on The East Side cocktail party at Annie Cafe & Bar, 1800 Post Oak, premieres Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Houston.Melissa Phillip/staff photographer

12. McIntyre’s (Downtown)
Total alcohol sales: $387,170

Downtown McIntyre.

Downtown McIntyre.

McIntyre’s

13. Moxie’s Grill & Bar
Total alcohol sales: $378,368

The upstairs bar at Moxie's Grill & Bar in Westheimer on Thursday, November 30, 2017. (Dave Rossman Photo)

The upstairs bar at Moxie’s Grill & Bar in Westheimer on Thursday, November 30, 2017. (Dave Rossman Photo)

Dave Rossman/For the Chronicle

14. Cafe Toulouse
Total alcohol sales: $374,086

Toulouse Cafe and Bar, a Dallas-based restaurant, will open this month in the River Oaks District.  On the left, Salade Niçoise.  On the right, chocolate soufflé.
Toulouse Cafe and Bar, a Dallas-based restaurant, will open this month in the River Oaks District. On the left, Salade Niçoise. On the right, chocolate soufflé.River Oaks neighborhood

15. Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse
Total alcohol sales: $357,778

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse: 14-ounce tenderloin, bone-in~~
Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse: 14-ounce tenderloin, bone-in~~Ralph Smith Photography

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