Saturday, November 28, 2015

The top bars in Philadelphia

Del Frisco's is the top purchaser of wine and booze from the LCB.

The top bars in Philadelphia


Curious about the top sellers of wine and spirits in Philadelphia?

According to data provided by the Liquor Control Board, its top customer is the Del Frisco's steakhouse at 15th and Chestnut Streets. It bought more than $879,000 in hooch from the state system; at markups of two to three times, it's safe to say that the restaurant generated at least $1.7 million from those sales alone.

Important note: These numbers do not reflect sales of beer and malt beverages.

Interesting to note that when I looked at these figures in 2005, the top bar in Philly was Woody's, the gayborhood institution. It bought $546,370 that year. Its most recent year's purchases were $354,062, putting it in 26th place in the city. That year, the new Continental Mid-town bought $492,780 in alcohol, putting it in second place in the city. On this list, its $425,408 in LCB purchases put it in 13th place. 

Figures revised 10/2/12, per LCB
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