If we weren’t so attached to our dairy and brewing history, I’m convinced we’d name the Bloody Mary the state drink. Maybe that beer history and our love for Bloody Marys goes hand-in-hand, come to think of it.
We already have one list about where to find great Bloody Marys, but there are so many, we had to do another! Here’s our first list,
These 10 Restaurants Serve The Best Bloody Mary In Wisconsin, but keep reading to find even more great Bloody Mary’s around the state!
Everyone has different rules for what makes a perfect Bloody Mary, so this isn’t a ranking, but a to-do list – in no particular order – of the places to visit all over the state to try some of the very best on offer.
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1. Courthouse Pub - Manitowoc
With a secret, in-house mix and a famous Bloody Mary/shrimp cocktail hybrid called the Surf and Turf Bloody Mary, you can't go wrong with this place.
Located at 1001 S 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220.
2. Dublin Sports Bar and Grille - Conover
In the summer, you boat here. In the winter, you drive your snowmobile. Folks call it the Northwoods' best Bloody Mary.
Located at 4394 Twin Overlook, Conover, WI 54519.
3. The Horse and Plow - Kohler
Part of the American Club in Kohler, this Bloody Mary is called the "Garden of Eatin'" and come with not only a whole array of garnish, but great spice and a chaser. Bloody perfection.
Located at 419 Highland Dr, Kohler, WI 53044.
4. Kitty O'Reilly's - Sturgeon Bay
Served in a glass so big you might expect a fish to be swimming in it and topped with a splash of Guinness, the Kitty's Bloody Mary might be the best one in Door County.
Located at 59 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.
5. Matero's Pub and Pizza - Custer
Folks think Matero's is worth the drive just for the pizza and the "big ole' Bloody Mary" is just an extra tasty bonus. They're so good customers have them every hour of the day, not just in the morning.
Located at 7335 WI-66, Custer, WI 54423.
6. Matty's Bar and Grille - New Berlin
They're so committed to their Bloody Mary it's got it's own page on their website. They offer a baby size and a 25 oz "Matty Mary." But you'll be wanting to ask for the Ultimate, which comes with an extra bit of extraordinary garnish that rotates - everything from a tamale to a mini brat have graced this monster.
Located at 14460 College Ave, New Berlin, WI 53151.
7. No Name Saloon - Prescott
They call this one the Happy Meal Bloody Mary and customers love how thick and spicy it is. Maybe the happiest meal of your adult life?
Located at 114 Broad St # 1, Prescott, WI 54021.
8. Northwestern Lounge - Rhinelander
This Bloody was crowned best in Rhinelander by both the locals and a panel of judges. Located at 119 S Brown St, Rhinelander, WI 54501.
9. V & M Bar and Campground - Rice Lake
There's something incredibly awesome about the idea of camping and Bloody Marys being so closely related. V&M does house-infusions on their vodka and the locals love everything about it.
Located at 2801 22nd St, Rice Lake, WI 54868.
10. Pepi's Pub and Grille - Racine
Pepi's caused a shake-up in the Milwaukee Bloody Mary scene when they won last year's competition. They were the first non-Milwaukee bar to compete and they pulled the upset victory. They infuse the vodka and each and every one is made by hand. That's reason enough to head here.
Located at 618 6th St, Racine, WI 53403.
11. Sayner Pub - Sayner
This one just looks fancy. I want to walk around drinking this at all time. Locals call it fantastic and say it hits the right notes on flavor and garnish.
Located at 2962 Main St, Sayner, WI 54560.
12. The Tavern on Central - Florence
One customer called it the most amazing Bloody Mary they've ever had in their life. Close to trails for Northwoods ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts, this is a beacon in the great white North.
Located at 500 Central Ave, Florence, WI 54121.
13. The Barn Restaurant & Bar - Baraboo
Work up an appetite hiking nearby and then head to this institution to refuel. They set up a bar for you to customize your Bloody, so that's pretty much all I needed to hear.
Located at S5566 County Rd DL, Baraboo, WI 53913.
14. Peninsula Pub - Bailey's Harbor
These guys don't just have one Bloody - they have a list. Customers seem to be partial to the bacon version, where the slice of salty goodness is still warm.
Located at 7899 Co Rd A, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202.
15. Two of a Kind - Dundas
A meal in a cup with all the spice you could want. These Bloody Mary's have folks coming back again and again.
Located at W3220 Dundas Rd, Kaukauna, WI 54130.
16. The Irish Pub - Milwaukee
I'm not saying I understand why a Bloody Molly is good, I'm just telling you that it is. Replace the vodka with Jameson and marvel at why you've never thought to have a whiskey Bloody before. It sounds awful, but it's smooth and wonderful and your life will be better for having had it. Located at 124 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
Where else do you love to stop in for a Bloody Mary? Let us know in the comments!