Who doesn’t love a good Bloody Mary? They’re one of the best drinks to order after a night out or just for a nice treat at brunch. The spicy zing of this famous drink makes it like no other drink out there. Minnesota happens to have many top spots for getting a perfect – and perfectly unique – Bloody Mary. Here are 11 of the best.
1. Burger Jones - Minneapolis
This restaurant may be known for its burgers, but it also serves up an excellent Bloody Mary. If, out for a lazy weekend brunch, you decide to pop in, you can take the drink a step further by requesting horseradish vodka or bacon-infused bourbon. Try it out at the Minneapolis or Burnsville location.
Addresses: 3200 West Lake Street, Minneapolis; 1619 County Road 42 West, Burnsville.
2. Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis
This well-known establishment in Downtown Minneapolis is known for its amazing build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Open Saturdays and Sundays, this well-stocked drink buffet has one motto: If you can fit it in your glass, it's fair game. Stack up waffles, chicken, veggies, and more to create your own perfect Bloody Mary.
Address: 80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis.
3. Chubby's Sports Bar & Grill - Pine City
If you think a small town can't excel at the Bloody Mary, think again. Pine Citians flock to this cozy restaurant for a savory pick-me-up after a night on the town. Next time you're passing through Pine City, pop in to see what locals are up to - and to try out the Chubby's Bloody Mary for yourself.
Address: 515 8th Avenue Southeast, Pine City.
4. Canal Park Brewing Company - Duluth
Here's another Bloody Mary bar with an added perk: it's right next to Lake Superior. If you want to start the day off right, what better way than to pile on your favorite garnishes and sip it with a view of Minnesota's greatest treasure?
Address: 300 Canal Park Drive, Duluth.
5. Icehouse - Minneapolis
Icehouse's Bloody Mary offering is a little bit different. For only $11, you can get your drink infused with bacon. But that's not all - it comes with a garnish of candied bacon and a mini donut. It's the perfect brunch drink for bacon lovers.
Address: 2529 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis.
6. Bryant Lake Bowl - Minneapolis
Early birds can get in on the $6 Bloodys Monday-Friday at Bryant Lake Bowl. In fact, there are four different variations to choose from. Maybe you want to stick with a classic, or maybe you want to spice things up with the Amanda's Rock N Roller, featuring garlic and tabasco. For that price, you might as well do both.
Address: 810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis.
7. Hi-Lo Diner - Minneapolis
Garnished with a pickle wrapped in cream cheese and ham, the Bloodys served up at this popular restaurant are unbeatable. Sip it with your Hi-Top breakfast as you enjoy the atmosphere of this retro diner.
Address: 4020 East Lake Street, Minneapolis.
8. Doc's Bar and Grill - Sturgeon Lake
Way up in Sturgeon Lake is a little restaurant known for its amazing BBQ. But it also serves a great brunch, complete with outstanding Bloody Marys. These things are topped with everything but the kitchen sink, and served with a chaser of beer. What more could you ask for?
Address: 34427 Majestic Pine Drive, Sturgeon Lake.
9. Union Restaurant - Minneapolis
Union has a few Bloody Marys to choose from, but perhaps the most intriguing is the Seafood Bloody Mary, served with shrimp and snow crab. And since the Union rooftop patio is open all year, this is a great place to see the city from above as it first wakes up - while sipping on everyone's favorite breakfast drink.
Address: 731 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.
10. MC's Dugout Bar and Grill - St. Cloud
This restaurant's Bloody Mary is actually called the Bloody Buffalo. It's named after the Hairy Buffalo, the restaurant's famous drink. But don't let that fool you. The Bloody Buffalo has all the tomatoey, spicy, savory goodness of a true Bloody Mary. It's garnished with a skewer of cheese, meat, and cherry tomatoes.
Address: 501 West Saint Germain Street, St. Cloud.
11. Saint Dinette - St. Paul
Saint Dinette mixes up a fantastic Bloody that you seriously don't want to miss. They're served with dilly beans, olive, lemon, and - the best part - a warm mini bagel. It also comes with a beer chaser. And the drink gets even better if you eat it with any of Saint Dinette's fantastic brunch options.
Address: 261 East 5th Street, St. Paul.
Do you have any other favorite Bloody Mary spots to add? Let us know what you think. If you love all things brunch, check out this list of the
12 best brunch spots in Minnesota.
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