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Covid-19 impacts bars and restaurants

July 19, 2020

Covid-19 is wreaking havoc on the restaurant and bar industry. Bar sales are non-existent while restaurants try to decide on the best strategy to stay afloat. has been reporting alcohol sales data for Texas for over 20 years and we have never seen Bar and restaurant sales drop to these levels.

For the month of May just as bars were allowed to re-open at reduced capacity, we see Austin’s 6th street with 112 active liquor licenses reporting $1,591,544 in Liquor, beer and wine sales. Let’s compared this to February at $8,655,100 pre-coronavirus and March the start of the virus at $4,419,052. These businesses are not sustainable under those kinds of circumstances.


Reports for top alcohol sales in cities, zip codes and even streets are available on

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