We are huge fans of the Bloody Mary. We’ll drink them in the morning, at night, in the cold, in the heat. You name it. We’ll still be drinking a Bloody Mary even if it doesn’t seem appropriate.
We believe everyone should be able to drink a delicious Bloody Mary no matter where they live. So we broke it down state by state. Check it out:
Alexander City, Alabama: SpringHouse
This Bloody is built from a base of mushroom-vegetable-chili broth, with tomato juice, Worcestershire, celery salt, citric acid, and spiked with vodka. Umami is the star player here. Garnished with lime and olive and a rim of their own herb salt.
Hoonah, Alaska: The Crab Station
This little joint is Southeast Alaska has beautiful water views. Their delicious Bloody Mary topped with the usual fixings plus an Alaskan Crab Leg. It’s the making for a perfect brunch.
Phoenix, Arizona: DeSoto Central Market
The “Kraken” comes with all the fixings, including celery, olives, carrots, asparagus sticks, a slider and a brownie on a skewer. Perfect for someone looking for a sweet and salty meal.
Jonesboro, Arkansas: Parsonage 322
Known for its farm-to-table experience, their multiple Bloody Mary options do not disappoint. Choose from farm fresh vegetables, cheeses and more.
Oakland, California: Plum Bar & Restaurant
Have you ever had a clear Bloody Mary? Well now you can try PlumBar’s “Bloodyless Mary” made from Dirty Girl Farms tomatoes, celery salt, fresh horseradish, ground pepper, and tamarind sauce (made with tamarind, fish sauce and spices). The mixture is then strained through a cheesecloth to clarify the mix and spiked with barrel-aged Tito’s Vodka and garnished with cherry tomatoes and sea beans. Don’t be scared, the classic Bloody Mary flavors are still unmistakable.
Denver, Colorado: Departure Restaurant + Lounge
This Bloody Mary is inspired by flavors from across Asia, including Thailand, Korea and Japan. It’s made with a base of the Japanese spirit shochu and includes lemongrass, Thai basil, yuzu, kasha, kimchi juice and a load of spices. Even if you can’t pronounce some of the ingredients, you’ll be able to enjoy this delicious Bloody.
New Haven, Connecticut: Oak Haven Table & Bar
The OHTB (Oak Haven Table & Bar) Bloody Mary is made with organic vodka, tomato juice, cayenne pepper, paprika, horseradish and celery salt along with two additional secret ingredients. Garnished with bacon from pigs that are fed an strictly acorn-only diet during their final days and a basil sea salt rim.
Dewey, Delaware: The Starboard
After a long night out in Dewey, this Crabby Mary will solve all your hangover problems. Topped with bacon, celery, carrots and delicious jumbo lump crab meat.
Miami, Florida: Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Served in a mason jar with bacon-infused bourbon, garnished with pickled green beans, pickled okra, olives soaked in vermouth and crispy bacon. The perfect recovery drink after a night out in South Beach.
Atlanta, Georgia: The Nook
The “Bloody Best” is a whopping 32 oz. beverage stacked with a teak skewer, tater tots, pepperoncinis, jalapeños, a slice of toast, lemon, lime and a hardboiled egg. To top it off? You sip this Bloody Mary through a beef straw.
Honolulu, Hawaii: Chart House Waikiki
This Bloody Mary is the perfect balance between vodka and tomato, with just the right amount of Tabasco. They’ve been serving the same Bloody Mary since 1969, so you know it’s gotta be good.
Meridian, Idaho: Homestead Bar & Grill
This Bloody Mary is no joke. “The Mega Mary” includes a celery stick, pepperoncini, green olives, cocktail onions, a cheeseburger slider, a soft pretzel and a chicken wing. And that’s not all. There are also two shot glasses that hang off the side of the glass, one is filled with chili topped with shredded cheese and the other is a refreshing shot of Coors Light. You can also order “The Remix,” which comes with garlic bread, a mac n’ cheese bite, a mozzarella stick, a bacon wrapped jalapeño popper and side shots of marinara sauce and beer.
Chicago, Illinois: Sunda
Another Asian-inspired Bloody Mary for you to experiment with. This “Sumo Mary” comes with lumpia, Chinese broccoli, oshinko pickles, duck bao, grilled cheese, herb-roasted potatoes, braised pork belly, and bacon. A unique mix of traditional and new.
Indianapolis, Indiana: Tick Tock Lounge
This Bloody Mary comes on a plate because there are THAT many garnishes (including skewers of crispy tater tots, slices of bacon and pepperoni, and cheddar cheese cubes).
West Des Moines, Iowa: Gilroy’s
The name of this drink is just as good as the drink its self. The “Crazy Soul-less Redhead Bloody Mary” is topped with bacon, pepperoni, cheese cubes, olives and a beef stick. And served in a mason jar of course.
Topeka, Kansas: The Wheel Barrel
They offer a special brunch menu, including their delicious Bloody Mary. Pair that with any of their grilled cheese options and your day will be sure to start off on a high note.
Louisville, Kentucky: Against the Grain
This super authentic Bloody was voted Louisville’s best Bloody Mary at the Finlandia Bloody Mary contest. The secret is their original spin on every element, down to the vodka. The house-made mix is macerated with fresh herbs and vegetables, blended with tomato mixed topped with pickled, smoked, and cured toppings.
New Orleans, Louisiana: La Petite Grocery
The “Big Red Hammer” is made with house-made Bloody Mary mix and Tito’s Vodka, then topped with poached shrimp, blue crab claws and house pickled vegetables. Your Bloody and seafood fix, all in one!
Freeport, Maine: Buck’s Naked BBQ
“The Bloody Buck” is topped with a slow cooked baby back rib. Need we say more?
Baltimore, Maryland: Wine Market Bistro
A Basil Bloody Mary is a cocktail you never knew you needed. Their house-made Bloody Mary mix is a secret, but it combines basil leaves, lime and tomatoes. Delicious and refreshing.
Boston, Massachusetts: Townsman
Molasses and chili brine create the perfect mix of contradicting flavors; rich sweetness and savory spice. This Bloody combines tomato, cayenne, paprika, lemon and lime juice, horseradish juice and pulp, and Baboo’s spicy mustard. It’s spiked with vodka and topped with pickled vegetables and Chinese long beans.
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Fraser’s Pub
Their custom blend with horseradish, steak sauce, pickle and olive juices, black pepper and Cholula hot sauce is the perfect base for a Cajun spice rim, mixed with New Holland Duchess Vodka and topped off with New Holland Poet Stout. They also add bacon to the bottom of the drink, creating a delicious booze-soaked treat to eat once you’ve sucked down every last drop of the drink.
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Spoon and Stable
The Scandinavian flavor in this Bloody is what really stands out. It comes from the savory-herbal spirit aquavit. The base is made from ripe tomatoes, fresh horseradish and dill, English cucumber, and a house-made dried shiitake powder.
Biloxi, Mississippi: Wentzel’s Seafood
The “Crabby Mary” is topped with a fried soft-shell crab, with eyes crafted from large green olives and antennae made of boiled shrimp. It’s the cutest Bloody you’ll ever drink.
St. Louis, Missouri: Boundary
Build the Bloody of your dreams with mixes such as beef broth, shellfish broth, green tomato juice, and condiments like artisanal cheeses, hot sauces, stuffed olives, celery, house-made pickles, mild or habanero barbecue sausage, soused shrimp, regular or candied bacon, caper berries and horseradish. You can also choose the flavor of your vodka: original, garlic, sun-dried tomato, cucumber or chili AND the flavor of your salt rim: kosher, Sriracha chipotle, lime or Worcestershire. The possibilities are truly endless.
Lakeside, Montana: Tamarack Brewing Company
With the assistance of bartender-approved recipes, many customers turn this Bloody Mary ordering into a competition: Who can make the most extravagant drink? Bonus: the summer season creates an influx of fresh produce from the farmer’s market down the street.
Omaha, Nebraska: Louie M’s Burger Lust Cafe
Their bacon infused spicy Bloody Mary pairs perfectly with the Jalapeño Burger. Heaven.
Las Vegas, Nevada: Mr. Lucky’s
This 24-hour spot allows you to get a Bloody Mary whenever you’d like. Mr. Lucky’s Bloody Mary is made with spicy tomato, shrimp cocktail, celery, a Slim Jim, beef jerky, a deviled egg, a waffle slider, pickles, horseradish and a lime.
Manchester, New Hampshire: The Farm Bar & Grill
This deliciously spicy Bloody Mary comes topped with perfectly sautéed shrimp, olives, asparagus, celery and bacon. It’s the classic you never want to see changed.
Atlantic City, New Jersey: Atlantic City Bar & Grill
Not only can you order the delicious “Crab Mary” (topped with crab legs), you can also up your chances of running into a celebrity. George Clooney, Paris Hilton, Michael Phelps and more have been spotted at this restaurant.
Las Cruces, New Mexico: Pecan Grill and Brewery
If you need some “hair of the dog,” order the 6 Feet Under Bloody Mary. Infused with green chile vodka and topped with salami, a pork wing, jalapeño bacon, roasted jalapeños, and mozzarella sticks.
New York City, New York: Dirt Candy
You have not one, but two, delicious Bloody Mary’s to choose from. First, the Bloody Carrie, made with grilled carrot juice, tomato, smoked habanero hot sauce, tequila and mezcal and served with a guajillo chili salt rim and pickles carrots and tomatoes. Second, the green version, the Jealous Mary, made with green tomato, kale juice, green Tabasco, vodka and garnished with pickled green tomatoes. You can’t go wrong either way.
Cashiers, North Carolina: High Hampton Inn Resort
The “Full Pale Sail” is carefully created by the bartender to balance all the ingredients on one long skewer. Toppings include, but are not limited to, jalapeño, cucumber, pickles, green pepper, mushrooms, baby corn, celery, banana peppers, shrimp, olives and artichoke hearts.
Fargo, North Dakota: Three Lyons Pub
The Dirty Mary won best Bloody Mary in North Dakota by Absolut Vodka three times. The addition of olive juice is their secret weapon (hence the dirty).
Cleveland, Ohio: Trentina
Topped with smoked ham speck and fermented vegetables, the “Tyrolean Mary” is a cocktail to write home about. It’s spiked with vodka and includes horseradish, Calabrian chilies, tomato, lemon, and ample salt and pepper.
Tulsa, Oklahoma: Cosmo Café
The “Morning After Mary” will solve all your hangover woes. It comes topped with grilled cheese panini triangles and bacon strips. The perfect combo of hair of the dog and greasy food (AKA the cure to every hangover).
Portland, Oregon: Olympic Provisions
The Olympic Mary includes a house-made mix, and is garnished with a kebab of pickled veggies, a pickled egg and a slice of salami. Simple but amazing.
Springfield, Pennsylvania: Tavola Restaurant + Bar
Absolut Vodka dubbed the “Garden Bloody Mary Blend” the best in Pennsylvania and also one of the country’s top 12 finalists. Made with house-made bread and butter pickles, herbs and vegetables fresh from the garden and a perfect mix of Absolut Peppar and Absolut Cilantro, it’s no wonder why this Bloody is winning awards.
Cranston, Rhode Island: Chapel Grille
These Bloody Mary’s are not only delicious, but you can get them unlimited for an additional cost (spicy ones included). What a deal.
Charleston, South Carolina: Husk
This refreshing, vegetable-heavy drink is made with tomato, celery and onion juice, parsley and watercress juice, lemon, horseradish and vodka. Top it off with some country ham and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast beverage.
Rapid City, South Dakota: Murphy’s Pub & Grill
This drink is described as a meal in a mason jar. It won first place in a recent Bloody Mary Contest at the Black Hills BBQ Festival. And for good reason. It’s topped with a grilled jalapeño pepper stuffed with a fresh pineapple chunk and cream cheese and wrapped in crispy bacon. And you can’t forget the dill pickle, celery rub and stalk of dill.
Nashville, Tennessee: The Flipside
Depending how much you’re hurting from the night before, you can choose from “The Fix” or “The Big Fix.” The Fix is a classic Bloody Mary and, during brunch hours, are two for the price of one. The Big Fix is served in a large mug with a pickle, strips of bacon, a stick filled with chicken and tots and giant snow crab claw. It’s a win win situation.
Dallas, Texas: Anvil Pub
The “F**k Brunch” Bloody Mary is topped with a bacon cheeseburger slider, shrimp, a hot dog, pickled asparagus and okra, an onion ring and more. Plus, it comes with a side of PBR. You won’t even need to order a meal after this drink.
Park City, Utah: Tupelo
This Bloody Mary bar goes on as far as the eye can see. Bartenders are there to help you craft the perfect Bloody for your palate, since the dozens of different spices, sauces, produce, and meats can be overwhelming.
Winooski, Vermont: Sneakers Bistro
The line is always out the door every weekend. So it’s no surprise that they’ve won the Best Bloody Mary award from Seven Days four years in a row. It’s a classic that never goes out of style.
Chesapeake, Virginia: The Egg Bistro
The Cross Eyed Mary will bring your Sunday mornings to a new level. Made with Pinnacle Vodka, Worcestershire, horseradish, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, celery salt, basil, olives, lemon and lime juice, Bloody Mary mix, and rimmed with Old Bay. And to top it off, it’s garnish with a pepperoncini and a stuffed pepper.
Washington DC: Del Campo
This is where you’ll find the Black Bloody Mary. It’s made with squid ink, seafood stock, red onions, celery, smoked tomato juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, salt, grilled peppers and topped with a tentacle. So. Good.
Seattle, Washington: Hattie’s Hat
Love salmon and lox? Then you’ll love the Smoked Salmon Mary. It’s spiked with their smoked salmon vodka and is out of this world.
Morgantown, West Virginia: Iron Horse Tavern
Their Rosemary Garden Bloody Mary is creative and delicious. Their salt rims are the cherry on top.
Madison, Wisconsin: Graze
It’s the midwest in a glass. Made with tomato, Worcestershire, Dijon and pepperoncini juice, and vodka and topped with house-pickled asparagus, locally made jalapeño beef stick, olives, celery and of course, a Wisconsin cheese curd. The New Glarus beer back is the finishing touch to make this Midwestern Graze Bloody Mary the best one out there.
Cheyenne, Wyoming: Steamboat’s Steak & Smokehouse
This unique Bloody Mary is garnished with blue cheese, olives, pepperoni, bacon wrapped pickles (YUM), kielbasa and a slider. What more could you want?
What are your favorite spots to grab a Bloody Mary? Let us know in the comments!
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Great, I like this drink. I used it and it was delicious. The many Bloody Mary options did not disappoint.
I love these drinks!
I’d love to see an updated list. I can only speak locally, so in Minnesota, Lovejoy’s Bloody Mary Mix has been killing it – massive bloody mary bars at the Gnome (formerly the Happy Gnome), Gold medal from the Drunken Tomato, silver from the Fifty Best, not sure how many awards at the festivals. And they give money back to at risk youth.
can only speak locally, so in Minnesota, Lovejoy’s Bloody Mary Mix has been killing it – m
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