We get that for some folks, these accouterments-filled bloody marys are a bit too much. Bloody Mary purists don’t love this fad of putting a whole meal in a Bloody as garnish. This article is not for those people. T
hose folks can enjoy their spicy, spiked tomato juice at one of these awesome places and be quite happy. But if you love outrageous, ridiculous, how-will-they-top-that Bloody Marys, the following list is for you. Sobelman’s started this trend by putting a fried chicken on a stick and calling it a Bloody Mary garnish and the rest of Wisconsin was not going to be outdone in scale or creativity. All across the state, folks are coming up with increasingly unusual and over-the-top ways to serve up a Bloody Mary and you’re going to want to check them out.
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1. Sobelman's - Milwaukee
I'm sure there were places with unique garnishes, but the folks at Sobelman's pioneered the idea of including brunch IN the glass and they inspired folks everywhere to dream big. This Bloody Mary is bigger than your head and requires a few friends to get it down. From bacon-wrapped jalapeno cheeseballs to sliders and of course, the whole darn chicken, this is really the monster and the outrageous Bloody Mary to which all other Bloodys are compared. They have three MIlwaukee-area locations: 1900 W St Paul Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233, 1601 W Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 and 10352 N. Port Washington Rd.,
Mequon, WI 53092.
2. The Tavern on Central - Florence
The T.O.C. Bloody Mary is 22oz and is garnished with a cheeseburger slider, cheese cubes, a beef stick, string cheese, a pickled egg, pickled Brussels sprout, mushrooms, olives & a pickle and comes with a beer chaser. This one definitely serves as a brunch meal all on its own. Located at 500 Central Ave., Florence, WI 54121.
3. Smashed on the Rocks - Algoma
You'll find a soft pretzel, corn dog, mozzarella whips, pepperoncini, cold cuts, a slider, lots of cheese, a whole stalk of celery and more in this over-the-top and still delicious Bloody Mary. Located at 70 Church St., Algoma, WI 54201.
4. St. Paul Fish Market - Milwaukee
What else would you expect to find in a Bloody Mary at a fish market than a lobster claw? There's also smoked salmon jerky (which they call the bacon of the sea world), shrimp and more. Located inside the Milwaukee Public Market at 400 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
5. Hoozel's - Wisconsin Rapids
This Bloody is so big it requires its own tray. At 51 ounces, it's no joke. You'll find all kinds of fried goodies on here, including chicken and waffles, cheese curds, mini peppers and dipping sauces! Located at 4010 Plover Rd., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494.
6. The Nitty Gritty - Madison
Described as one full liter of Bloody Mary garnished with a sausage link, slice of cherrywood smoked bacon, beef stick, cheese curd, pickle and olive. and topped off with a mini version of the famous Gritty Burger, Brunchzilla Bloody Mary at the Nitty Gritty also comes with a chaser: a whole pint of a beer of your choice. Located at 223 N Frances St., Madison, WI 53703.
7. Sprecher's Pub - Lake Geneva
Here you'll find a 32-oz Bloody Mary garnished with their version of a Scotch Egg, which is wrapped in bratwurst meat. Plus thick bacon, a pretzel, lots of cheese and more. Located at 111 Center St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147.
8. Two of a Kind - Kaukauna
Another meal in a glass, this one comes with onion rings, a slider, shrimp, mozzarella whips, a shrimp and more. Located at W3220 Dundas Rd., Kaukauna, WI 54130.
9. Kathy's Buffalo Bar - Watertown
They call this the Bloody Mary Breakfast and it has 18 different garnishes, from a slider and cheese to radishes, a meatball and more. Located at 814 N Church St., Watertown, WI 53098.
10. Anduzzi's Sports Club - Green Bay
One of their locations is right across from Lambeau, so it's not surprising that one of these garnish picks actually looks like football uprights. There's also a buffalo chicken slider, a hamburger slider, chicken wings, corn dogs, shrimp, pickles, olives, a meatball, lots of cheese and more. These folks have three Green Bay-area locations: 900 Kepler Dr., Green Bay, WI 54311, 1992 Holmgren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304 and 2555 Lineville Rd., Green Bay, WI 54313.
11. Big T's Saloon - Eau Claire
In addition to cold cuts, the longest pick of cheese, olives and other standards, plus a meat stick, this one comes with some sweet components to help wrap up your meal. Located at 2007 3rd St., Eau Claire, WI 54703.
12. Mulligan's - Mountain
If you can pickle it, Mulligan's has put it on their Bloody. This one features pickled egg, Brussels sprout, tomato, green beans, smoked sausage stick, mozzarella cheese stick, pickled cauliflower, pretzels, garlic bread, pickled carrot slices, dill pickle Spear, celery and more. Located at 16707 WI-32, Mountain, WI 54149.
13. ZZQ's - Green Bay
Any good bbq joint Bloody Mary has to include some of their dry rub and ZZQ's puts their butt rub in it, plus a pulled pork slider, mozzarella whips and all kinds of goodies. Located at 1035 Vanderbraak St., Green Bay, WI 54302.
Where are your favorite outrageous Wisconsin Bloody Marys? Let us know in the comments!
What sort of crazy garnishes would you like to find in a Bloody Mary that you haven’t seen before?