There’s no better way to start off a weekend brunch than with a bloody mary! Bloody marys are by far the most revered morning cocktail. Why? Well, I happen to believe it’s because they do an equal job at waking you up and curing your hangover. I prefer my bloody marys spicy and with extra veggies, but will never turn down the opportunity to add a crisp slab of bacon, skewer of pepperoni and cheese, and if I am really hungry, a burger! Yes, a burger on my bloody mary!
Bloody mary fans will find that Boston restaurants love to go above and beyond when it comes to offering new and unique takes on this brunch cocktail. Whether you like your bloodies extra spicy or prefer to actually taste the fresh tomato juice, I’ve rounded up my top picks for bloody marys in Boston.
Do you have a favorite bloody mary in Boston that didn’t make the list? I’m always looking for new ones to try!
The A-Lyst for the Best Bloody Marys in Boston
At $18, these bloody marys certainly don’t come cheap, but when you check out the line-up of goodies at the never-ending bloody mary bar, you’ll understand why. Grab a handful of skewers and add jumbo shrimp cocktail, fluffy donuts, ribs, crisp bacon, chocolate (yes, chocolate bars), cheese, and more to make this the most over-the-top bloody mary you’ve ever experienced! If you add everything available, it’s basically a meal in itself! Come hungry and leave happy! 131 State Street, Boston, MA 02110
If you’re a fan of lists, and by lists, I mean bloody mary checklists that allow you choose all of your favorite add-ons down to the type of salt or chile rim on your glass, then head over to Stephi’s on Tremont in the South End for your next brunch. I keep it simple with a pickle and some blue cheese stuffed olives, but you can pile on the bacon, shrimp, and whatever else your heart desires to make this bloody mary your own! In the summer, I love spending a lazy Saturday sipping a bloody on their patio, admiring the bustling neighborhood. 571 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Both Barcelona Wine Bar’s Brookline and South End locations offer a bloody mary set-up during weekend brunch service. Beyond two of my menu obsessions, the Truffled Bikini and Patatas Bravas, Barcelona’s brunch menu also offers breakfast-specifc items…but let’s be honest, I come for the bloody mary bar! Barcelona’s bloody mary set-up features an array of sauces and garnishes to take your bloody mary game up a notch. 1700 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446 and 525 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
As a precursor to a day of shopping on Newbury Street, I love coming to Met Back Bay for brunch, and of course, a bloody mary. Similar to Stephi’s on Tremont, this busy Back Bay eatery also offers a bloody mary checklist to ensure that your cocktail is exactly how you want it. Met’s garnish game is on point — you can literally add sliders and oysters to your bloody mary for the most Instagram-worthy cocktail! For brunch offerings, don’t miss the Nutella Stuffed French Toast and Truffled Croque Madame. 279 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
If you’re hoping to enjoy a view of the Boston waterfront while sipping a bloody mary, head over to 75 on Liberty Wharf. Find a place in line at the bloody mary bar and choose from a variety of tomato-based mixers as well as traditional garnishes like cucumbers, pickles, peppers, and more. Want to make it a full New England seafood experience? I recommend the Crab Cake Benedict for brunch or the Traditional Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. 220 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
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