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  • 8 Best Bloody Marys in Madison, WI

    Jul 02 2018

    Nothing beats a Bloody Mary on a lazy weekend morning and Madison area restaurants definitely know how to make a good Bloody Mary! Whether you’re looking for a classic Bloody, a breakfast replacement, or a hangover cure, you’ll find Madison’s best Bloody Marys at one of these great local dining spots. Check out some of these favorite Madison Bloody Marys to complement your next weekend brunch!

    Bloody Mary at Genna's

    Bloody Mary at Genna’s

    Short Stack Eatery

    Location: Downtown

    Cost: $$

    Short Stack’s unique Bloody Mary has won several Best of Madison awards and is perfect if you’re feeling especially adventurous! It features 25 awesome ingredients including garlic, beets, jalapeños, their house-made pickle brine, and a bit of sriracha salt on the rim. With all of these ingredients and a handful of veggies as garnish, this loaded Bloody Mary is a super filling start to your day.

    The Old Fashioned

    Location: Downtown

    Cost: $

    The Old Fashioned’s “All-Wisconsin Bloody Mary” is a must-try for both Wisconsin natives and Wisconsin visitors alike! This Bloody Mary comes with beef jerky, a spicy pickled egg, cheese curds, and a beer chaser – everything you need for a Bloody Mary that represents our home state! Although this bloody is enough to be a meal in itself, The Old Fashioned is also the perfect place to grab a side of fried cheese curds to complement your Wisconsin-themed drink.

    Come Back In

    Location: Near East

    Cost: $

    If you’re looking for a classic, no frills Bloody Mary, then Come Back In’s Bloody is the one for you. A tavern with a cozy, neighborhood bar feel, Come Back In offers the best deal on Bloodies – $3 during weekend brunch! Although this Bloody might not have all of the crazy garnishes that other bloodies do, it takes the Bloody Mary and brings it back to its simple and delicious roots.

    Mickey’s Tavern

    Location: Near East

    Cost: $

    Mickey’s Tavern, another iconic Madison brunch spot, offers delicious, affordable food, a beautiful outdoor patio, and a perfectly mixed Bloody Mary to boot! Their Bloody Mary is the ideal mix of tomato and alcohol and comes with plenty of garnishes including pickled brussels sprouts. Another great thing about Mickey’s Tavern’s Bloody Mary is that it comes in both a classic and mini size – that way, if you’re too full from your amazing brunch, you can still fit in a half-sized Bloody!

    Graze

    Location: Downtown

    Cost: $$

    Graze is not only great for gorgeous views of the capitol building – on a beautiful summer day, it’s also the perfect place to add a little spice to your life with their Bloody. Their homemade Bloody Mary mix comes with a cheddar cheese curd, beer chaser, and a kick of spice to wake you up on those lazy weekend mornings!

    Nitty Gritty

    Location: West & Downtown

    Cost: $$$

    The Nitty Gritty’s “Brunchzilla” Bloody Mary is exactly what it sounds like: a delicious mix of out-there garnishes that are meant to be your breakfast in the form of a Bloody! Not for the faint of heart, this liter of Bloody Mary comes with a mini burger, sausage, bacon, and beef stick just to name a few. Oh, and a pint of beer as a chaser, too. What more could you want for brunch on a weekend morning?

    Genna’s Cocktail Lounge

    Location: Downtown

    Cost: $

    Genna’s, a neighborhood tavern in one of Madison’s historic flatiron buildings, hosts a charming little Bloody Mary bar on the weekends. Their Bloody Mary is classic and simple, comes with a beer chaser of your choice, and you can garnish with as many different pickles, olives, and cheeses your heart desires.

    DLUX

    Location: Downtown

    Cost: $$

    DLUX, located off the capitol square, also offers an impressive Bloody Mary bar perfect for those of us who are a little indecisive! At the DLUX Bloody Mary bar, you don’t have to choose what toppings you want on because you can have all of the veggies, cheeses, and meats you want. DLUX is also well known for its bottomless mimosas on weekends so if you’re a fan of both Bloodys and mimosas, DLUX is a one-stop shop.