Bloody Marys are a time-honored brunch drink, but there are some restaurants across Connecticut that have developed a less than traditional approach to this classic cocktail. The main ingredients are pretty much the same across the board. But it’s the garnish on top that turns these ordinary brunch staples into a completely outrageous Bloody Mary.
1. Plan B, Glastonbury
Plan B Burger Bar is infamous for its mouthwatering burgers. Arrive there for brunch and the burgers take on a new twist. Their over-the-top Bloody Mary fits right into the theme of things topped with celery, olives, and a cheeseburger slider. Visit Plan B at 120 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, CT 06033.
2. The Stand, Branford
Visit this renovated filling station turned BBQ joint for smoked meats beyond compare. Meat is still the star on the scrumptious brunch menu and even in the Bloody Marys. Enjoy your morning cocktail topped with pork rib, bacon, pork belly, smoked sausage, cornbread, and more. Visit The Stand at 196 S. Montowese St., Branford, CT 06405.
3. Walrus + Carpenter, Bridgeport
This gastropub serving a drool-worthy array of BBQ has been gaining popularity non-stop since its opening. Enjoy southern style brunch with items like shrimp and grits or chicken and waffles. The bottomless Bloody Marys will certainly quench your thirst but add a rib or two and you'll have an entire meal. Find Walrus + Carpenter at 2895 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605.
4. Hash House A Go Go, Uncasville
Visit the Connecticut location of this chain famous for their delicious comfort food in flamboyant presentations. Nothing but an outrageous Bloody Mary will due when ordering brunch at this spot. Sip on a BLT Bloody Mary complete with lettuce, tomato, bacon, and toast. Find Hash House A Go Go in the Mohegan Sun Casino at 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 06382.
5. S&P Oyster Company, Mystic
Known for its extensive menu of fresh seafood, S&P Oyster is a favorite spot for dining any time of the day. The good news - you don't have to wait until brunch for a Bloody Mary. The Surf 'n Turf Bloody Mary topped with an olive, a slice of bacon, and lobster tail or shrimp is a seafood spectacular served all day. Find S&P Oyster Company at 1 Holmes St., Mystic, CT 06355.
6. Oak Haven Table & Bar, New Haven
This brunch spot in New Haven features creative dishes beyond the usual classics. Their Bloody Marys are no different, spiced up with a jalapeno lime rim and garnished with pickled vegetables and house-made bacon. Enjoy an incredible brunch at the Oak Haven Table & Bar located at 932 State St., New Haven, CT 06511.
7. Engine Room, Mystic
Stop into the Engine Room for a proper boozy brunch on Sundays. Find a wide selection of your favorites elevated to the next flavorful level. Bloody Marys are standard fare garnished with your choice of celery, pickles, olives, peppers, or salty cheese. Visit the Engine Room at 14 Holmes St., Mystic, CT 06355.
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