There are many stories on how the Bloody Mary came to be. Some say it was from Harry’s New York Bar in Paris where Hemingway loved to hang out. Others say it was created at the Hemingway Bar at The Ritz Paris or the New York 21 Club. No matter who was responsible for this delicious cocktail, Nevadans definitely love Bloody Marys and the more garnishes, the better. Here are some of the best spots in Nevada to enjoy this iconic drink.
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1. The Stone House Cafe, Reno
The Stone House Cafe has a "vintage cottage" look with lots of outdoor seating and a serious breakfast and lunch menu. They serve the BLTA Bloody Mary, with a bacon, lettuce, tomato and bacon garnish. The Stone House Cafe can be found at 1907 South Arlington Ave in Reno.
2. Mr. Lucky’s 24-7, Las Vegas
Mr. Lucky''s is located inside of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and it's Breakfast Bloody Mary is something else! The cocktail has Belvedere Vodka, spicy tomato, shrimp, a celery stalk, a Slim Jim, beef jerky, a deviled egg, a waffle slider, pickle spear, horseradish and lime. The casino is at 4455 Paradise Road in Las Vegas.
3. The Coffee Cup, Boulder City
Featured on Guy Fieri's Food Network show, the Coffee Cup is the perfect place for a Sunday (or any day) brunch. Their Bacon Bloodys are served in a plastic cup with a garnish of olives, celery and a nice big slice of bacon. The Coffee Cup is located in Boulder City at 512 Nevada Highway.
4. Bumbleberry Flats, Laughlin
Located inside of the Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall, Bumbleberry Flats serves hearty American-style breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their Bloody Mary is definitely top-heavy! The garnish is composed of chicken and a waffle, fried green tomato bacon slider, pickle spear, jump shrimp, olives and a hard boiled egg, with a beer chaser on the side. You can down this concoction at 2200 South Casino Drive.
5. HEXX kitchen + bar, Las Vegas
Another Bloody Mary that appears to defy gravity is the The Colossal, which can be found at Hexx in the Paris Las Vegas casino and hotel. The Colossol is made up of organic basil-infused vodka with a garnish of jumbo shrimp, an Alaskan king crab leg, bacon, a beef stick, peppers and pickled vegetables, all mixed together in a small pitcher. Hexx and Paris Las Vegas are on the Las Vegas Strip at 3655 Las Vegas Blvd South.
6. PJ & Company, Reno
PJ & Company looks small on the outside but there's much more on the inside. This diner serves amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner and is usually quite busy with local customers. They make a "regular" Bloody Mary and a Bacon Blood Mary with you guessed it, a garnish of bacon, with celey and olives, on top. PJ & Company is located at 1590 South Wells Ave in Reno.
7. Bucket of Blood Saloon, Virginia City
With a name like Bucket of Blood, you know this place but have some excellent Bloody Marys! Not only that but you'll have fun in the "Old West" atmosphere of this saloon, with it's old fashioned chandeliers, the view of Six Mile Canyon out the window and the historical pictures on the walls. There's often live music as well. The Bucket of Blood is located at 1 South C St in Virginia City.
8. Whist Stove & Spirits, Henderson
Located in the upscale The District outdoor shopping area, Whist Stove & Spirits has some really charming decor, including a lovely garden patio with outdoor seating. Their "house" Bloody Mary has an unlimited option that lets you make the drink yourself and comes with all the condiments you want, including everything from jalapeno stuffed olives to bacon salt and hot sauces. The restaurant is in The District at 2235 Village Walk Drive.
9. Genoa Bar & Saloon, Genoa
The Genoa Bar & Saloon is Nevada's "Oldest Thirst Parlor" and being as they've been around the block a long time, they really know how to make an excellent Bloody Mary. You can enjoy sipping your cocktail while taking in the old fashioned atmosphere of this unique historical establishment. The Genoa Bar & Saloon is located at 2282 Main Street in Genoa.
Do you have a favorite place in Nevada to get your Bloody Mary fix? Share your recommendations in the comments!