Any Milwaukee native understands the value of a well-crafted Bloody Mary. From festivals, city walks, and tastings, we love to celebrate the spicy and satisfying drink. The origin of the Bloody Mary is still discussed and not agreed upon to this day, but we’re here for the flavor, not the history.
We’ve done the research; we tasted, we reviewed, and we tasted some more. Read what we and many others have found to be some of the best Bloody Mary’s in Milwaukee.
Coined as the “Original Bloody Mary Bar” in Milwaukee, it’s no surprise that they would be voted as a top place to grab a Bloody. If you’re expecting a whole meal in your drink, this is the place to go. Sobelman’s offers a selection of 8 drinks to try from. These include The Crown Mary, The Cheesehead, The Beast, the Bloody Beast. The Masterpiece, The Classic Bloody Mary, The Baconado, and The Bourbonado.
The Wicked Hop
The Wicked Hop is a popular spot in Milwaukee for breakfast and dinner, but even more so for its liquid brunch. The bar is located in the Historic Third Ward and provides a wide selection of food and a diverse drink menu. The Wicked Hop’s Bloody Mary has not only been rated Milwaukee’s Best Bloody Mary, but since 2016, it has also been given the title of Milwaukee’s Best Drink. In a city that is known for good brews and drinks, the title is no joke.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a best of Bloody Mary list that doesn’t feature Blue’s Egg. The famous Blue’s Bloody Mary includes Black Dot vodka, tomato juice, house blend spices, bacon garnish, and a Miller Lite to chase. A classic recipe executed to perfection. Much like The Wicked Hop, Blue’s Egg has received stellar reviews throughout the years. According to Thrillist, it sets the standard for Brunch in Milwaukee.
If you’re the type that loves a good sports bar then Steny’s needs to be at the top of your list. When Steny’s opened in 1985, owners Jerry and Cheryle decided that the Bloody Mary would be their signature drink. The recipe that has been used throughout the years has not been altered since day one and continues to be voted as a top runner for Milwaukee Bloody Mary’s. The recipe calls for just the right blend of vodka, a secret spice sauce, and is kept simple with a rimmed glass of celery salt and a dill pickle spear and olive as the garnish. Unlike many newer Bloody recipes, the focus on the Steny’s Bloody is on the actual drink itself, not the garnish.
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