A tasty blend of tomato juice, hot sauce, celery salt and Worcestershire, the Bloody Mary is a simple cocktail that can serve as a standalone meal. Lucky for us, there are a handful of restaurants in Florida that have perfected the art of this spicy libation, from simple and to-the-point concoctions to adding over-the-top garnishes. For the perfect hangover cure, make a beeline to these 11 restaurants in Florida that serve the best Bloody Mary.
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Blue Front, Lake Worth
While it may come as a surprise that a BBQ joint would serve delicious offerings of Bloody Mary’s, Blue Front in Lake Worth does just that. Boasting a tempting cocktail menu that includes a Sky Juice with gin and cream of coconut, it’s the Bloody Mary that steals the show. A combination of vodka and homemade Bloody Mary mix, the cocktail is garnished with celery, blue cheese stuffed olives and a St. Louis rib sitting like a cherry on top.
Clear Sky Cafe, Clearwater
Perfect for a sunny day, head out to Clear Sky Cafe in Clearwater on Fridays and Saturdays to experience their popular Bloody Mary Bar. Your drink is personalized to meet your needs, whether you like it sweet or super spicy. Go ahead and splurge on the Luxury Bloody Mary, which comes with Skyy Vodka and skewers of meat, cheese and stuffed blue olives. There’s often live music to enjoy at this beachside cafe, where its award-winning menu includes breakfast served with an upscale twist.
Cork Soakers Deck and Wine Bar, Cape Coral
Available on Sundays only, you can’t visit Cork Soakers Deck and Wine Bar in Cape Coral without sipping on their famous “Bitchslap Mary”. They throw everything you can imagine into its popular libation, including shrimp, jalapeno, bacon, asparagus, celery and salami. Like a meal in a glass, after you’ve indulged in their Bloody Mary you can move on to one of their other quirky adult beverages, from Mothers Punch to Straight Outta Compton.
Filthy's, Vero Beach
Home to Vero Beach’s longest happy hour, Filthy’s has been voted as having the best cocktails on the Treasure Coast. A fun bar with an easy-going atmosphere, you’ll find an array of innovative cocktails to choose from as the party here lasts throughout the night. They have themed nights, from Mystery Mondays to Just Dance Saturday, but it’s the Bloodies Sunday that will pique your interest, where over-the-top Bloody Mary’s, happy hour and football are combined to create the perfect recipe for success.
Funky Pelican, Flagler Beach
It’s hard to beat the views at the Funky Pelican in Flagler Beach, as it’s the perfect place to grab a cold cocktail, “get funky”, and enjoy the warm sunshine on your face as you watch the comings and goings around the pier. Enjoy the impressive water views as you sip on one of their delicious “Funked Up Mary” Bloody Mary cocktails at the popular “Funky Hour” happy hour that is served with a Slim Jim as a stir stick.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Miami
A trendy hotspot in Miami, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar serves farm-to-table cuisine comfort food. Start off with a Chicken ’N’ Watermelon ’N’ Waffles or a Smoked Brisket Sandwich, and wash it down with a delicious Bloody Mary served in a charming Mason jar. The Bloody Mary’s here are served with bacon-infused bourbon and garnished with items like pickled green beans, pickled okra, olives soaked in vermouth and crispy bacon.
Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, Tampa
You’ll find American comfort food at Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe, located in the heart of Seminole Heights just minutes from downtown Tampa. In addition to its eclectic menu of cuisine and intriguing art and live music on the weekends, you’ll also find tasty Bloody Marys, called “Bloody Ella”, with in-house garlic-ancho-chipotle peppers infused vodka and served with a hickory smoked pork rib on top.
Mermaid Lounge, Fort Myers Beach
An old-school bar in Fort Myers Beach, the Mermaid Lounge is a welcoming drinking establishment with affordable Bloody Marys and no frills. On Sundays, they have a special event called “Church” where you’ll find the bar lined with cups of spicy Bloody Mary mix and sweet orange juice. At only $1 a pop, these tasty libations only need the booze added before you can enjoy them while you soak up the sunshine with a group of friendly locals.
Rebel House, Boca Raton
Whether you’re dining on the charcuterie and cheese platters or going for a classic French Toast or the hearty Rebel Burger, the Rebel House “Dirty South” Bloody Mary stacked with meat and cheese is the perfect accompaniment. Topped with house-cured meats, pimiento cheese, peppers, and other garnishes, these libations are hard to resist. If you’re craving something sweet try to the Papaya Vodka craft cocktail, while the Coffee Drink with whiskey, honey and cold brew coffee packs a punch.
The Ruby Slipper Cafe, Pensacola
It’s all about choices at The Ruby Slipper Cafe in Pensacola, where you’ll find that this eclectic eatery showcases its award-winning Bloody Mary’s in three tempting varieties. Peruse the Bloody Mary menu and you’ll have to pick between the one made with tequila, another with vodka or the third with bacon-infused vodka. Bringing New Orleans flair to their breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes, pair your drink with a side of BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Louisanan with Gulf shrimp or a Creole Reuben.
Jimmys Fish House and Iguana Bar, Clearwater Beach
A lively bar and restaurant that overlooks the water, Jimmy’s Fish House and Iguana Bar in Clearwater Beach is a favorite amongst locals. Boasting a Key West atmosphere right on the Gulf, the whimsical decor and laid-back ambiance is the perfect place to let off some steam. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating, land or sea cuisine, and pair your meal with one of Jimmy’s Famous Bloody Mary drinks that are served with jumbo shrimp and vegetable skewers.