In any other state, a Bloody Mary is a vintage drink from yesteryear. In Wisconsin, it can serve as a meal. Insane Bloody Marys are a phenomenon unique to this state. Each restaurant tries to outdo the other with the insanity, and all we can do is sit back and watch. Well, and do the very difficult job of driving to all these restaurants and deciding for ourselves which Bloody Mary is the best. But because I am a benevolent person, I have saved you that trouble and compiled a list of the 10 best Bloody Marys in Wisconsin.
1. Sobelman's Pub and Grill
This place doesn't just have one Bloody Mary, but have multiple ones. So you might have to try all of them. Here's what you can get on your Bloody Mary: cheeseburgers, bacon wrapped cheese balls, a Corona. 1900 W St Paul Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233.
2. The Green Dragon Brew Pub
This place has a little bit of a Euro twist but these Bloody Marys are made for Midwesterners. The mix is made from scratch. Bloody Marys can feature anything from teriyaki chicken to meatloaf sliders to onion rings to ALL OF THE ABOVE. 156 Western Ave, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.
3. The Wicked Hop
This Bloody Mary has actually been voted the best. Saturday mornings you can get them half price. You can be sure to find cheese whips and summer sausage in yours. 345 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
4. Rusty's Backwater Saloon
These Bloodys have a little bit of an extra kick with banana pepper juice and some pepper slices in there. For an extra dollar, get it with a footlong beef stick. 1715 W River Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
5. Husby's Food and Spirits
These Bloody Marys are strong, like they should be. The mix is homemade with just a little kick. A little Guinness gives this guy a nice finish. 10641 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234.
6. Del's Bar
Talk about an iconic Bloody. People drive across state lines for these. Spicy, strong, and just good drinks make this one of the best in the state. Oh, and when you offer Spotted Cow as a chaser, you basically have achieved the highest level of Bloody Mary certification. 229 3rd St N, La Crosse, WI 54601.
So you need to try the Brim Bursting Bloody immediately. Wow. It's topped with baby brats (awwww), bacon wrapped asparagus (healthy?), chicken-fried Brussels sprouts (don't know if I'm repulsed or in love?) and a chicken wing...and other stuff. 11 E 2nd Street, Fond du Lac, WI.
8. O'Daveys Pub
This has been voted the most insane Bloody Mary ever. Let me tell you about one of their Bloody Marys. It comes topped with peanuts, beans, sausage, bacon, a pretzel, and the entire kitchen sink. And cheese curds. 36 Fourth St Rd, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.
9. Morton's Wisconsinn
Have you ever had a surf and turf Bloody Mary? Well, you totally can at Morton's. It's a meal, but you'll still find a way to eat their wonderful actual food offerings on top of it, we're sure. N56W6339 Center St, Cedarburg, WI 53012.
10. AJ Bombers
This place seems to do everything right, and the Bloody Marys are no exception. Why eat just a burger when you can get a chunk of burger (and bacon!) on top of a Bloody Mary? That's a rhetorical question. 201 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703.