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12 of Chicago's Best Bloody Marys, Mapped

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Brunch is one of the few meals where it's acceptable to have more glasses in front of you than utensils. One of those is usually a Bloody Mary, whether you want to start the day on a boozy note or are recovering from an even boozier night before. Plus, with the arrival of Chicago's third annual Bloody Mary Fest in May, the love of vodka-spiked tomato juice has never been stronger. Here are a dozen restaurants offering unique versions of the classic cocktail during weekend brunch service.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cherry Circle Room

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12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 792-3515
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Paul McGee's version of a Bloody Mary, served in the sophisticated restaurant within Chicago Athletic Association hotel, is dubbed the Red Snapper. It features gin, sherry, tomato, spices, and smoke bomb sea salt.

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2. Dove's Luncheonette

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1545 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 645-4060
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Tired of the traditional Bloody Mary? Meet the Bloody Maria. A tequila-infused alternative to the savory cocktail uses Hacienda reposado, house mix, smoked black pepper, lime, house hellfire bitters, and Pacífico beer.

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3. Fountainhead

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1970 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 697-8204
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A mixture of roasted poblano peppers, roasted tomatillos, tomato juice, spices and horseradish acts as the base for this gourmet Bloody Mary that is served with North Shore vodka in a celery salt rimmed pint glass. It is garnished with olives, pickle, and a charcuterie kabob.

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4. Handlebar

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2311 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 384-9546
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Upgrade your Bloody Mary with the Bloody Hammer, a spicy creation that uses the house Bloody Mary mix in addition to Stoli vodka and a splash of Guinness. It is garnished with cherry peppers and the shining star: a fried pickled that was soaked in spiked tomato juice before taking a dip in the deep fryer.

5. Headquarters Beercade

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213 W Institute Pl
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 291-8735
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The beercade takes its Bloody Mary game seriously, from a Chicago-style one made with au jus-infused Stoli and topped with an Italian Beef sandwich, to the Buffalo Bill, which combines basil and garlic-infused vodka, with house Bloody Mary mix, and Frank’s wing sauce. It is served in a ranch salt-rimmed glass that’s garnished with chicken wings.

6. Homeslice

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938 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 789-4600
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For those mornings when you roll out of bed with a series of questionable life choices lingering behind you, there’s a Bloody Mary waiting at this Lincoln Park pizzeria with a cold slice of Hawaiian-style ‘za on top. Other additions include pepperoni, pepperoncini, and a High Life chaser.

7. Longman & Eagle

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2657 N Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-7110
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With not one but three versions on the menu, there's a Bloody Mary for everyone at Longman. Start the weekend with the classic (vodka), Bloody Larry (whiskey), or Bloody Maria (Tequila). Each is made with house Bloody Mary mix, created by veteran Longman bartender Marta Jean Evans. It’s garnished with lemon and lime, a mini pickle, and a chunk of sharp cheddar cheese.

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8. Smoke Daddy

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1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-6656
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Turn your Bloody Mary into a meal at this BBQ spot that tops it with smoked brisket and pulled pork. The drink is served with a beer chaser. Fans of the creation can take home a bottle of the Smokin’ Bloody Mary mix – a blend of tomato and BBQ sauce.

9. The Duck Inn

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2701 S Eleanor St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 724-8811
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Aylesbury Duck vodka sets this Bloody Mary apart from the rest. The spice notes play well with San Marzano tomato puree that is seasoned with a house seasoning mix and dash of lemon. For a cocktail that is hardly considered complicated, it has surprising depth of flavor.

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10. The Publican

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837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-9555
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This might be a beer and whiskey house, but they sure do a good job combining vodka and housemade Bloody Mary mix. The kicker is a dash of celery bitters, also made in house, that brightens up this brunch beverage. For an extra dash of acid, the drink is topped with assorted pickled vegetables.

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11. Three Aces

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1321 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-1577
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The key to this Bloody Mary is not what's in the glass but what's around it. A bacon and chile salt-rimmed glass acts as a delicious vessel for Tito’s vodka, house Bloody Mary mix, and pickled vegetables. Enjoy it with a beer back for $1 more.

12. Twisted Spoke

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501 N Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 666-1500
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One of the many claims to fame at this longtime dive is its Road Rash Mary Classic. It starts with homemade mix that is spiked with beer. Cover it in salami, pepperoncini, cocktail onions, and parmesan cheese and you have a Bloody Mary for the books.

Twisted Spoke

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1. Cherry Circle Room

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Clayton Hauck

Paul McGee's version of a Bloody Mary, served in the sophisticated restaurant within Chicago Athletic Association hotel, is dubbed the Red Snapper. It features gin, sherry, tomato, spices, and smoke bomb sea salt.

12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

2. Dove's Luncheonette

1545 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Chloe List

Tired of the traditional Bloody Mary? Meet the Bloody Maria. A tequila-infused alternative to the savory cocktail uses Hacienda reposado, house mix, smoked black pepper, lime, house hellfire bitters, and Pacífico beer.

1545 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

3. Fountainhead

1970 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Fountainhead

A mixture of roasted poblano peppers, roasted tomatillos, tomato juice, spices and horseradish acts as the base for this gourmet Bloody Mary that is served with North Shore vodka in a celery salt rimmed pint glass. It is garnished with olives, pickle, and a charcuterie kabob.

1970 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

4. Handlebar

2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Upgrade your Bloody Mary with the Bloody Hammer, a spicy creation that uses the house Bloody Mary mix in addition to Stoli vodka and a splash of Guinness. It is garnished with cherry peppers and the shining star: a fried pickled that was soaked in spiked tomato juice before taking a dip in the deep fryer.

2311 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

5. Headquarters Beercade

213 W Institute Pl, Chicago, IL 60610

The beercade takes its Bloody Mary game seriously, from a Chicago-style one made with au jus-infused Stoli and topped with an Italian Beef sandwich, to the Buffalo Bill, which combines basil and garlic-infused vodka, with house Bloody Mary mix, and Frank’s wing sauce. It is served in a ranch salt-rimmed glass that’s garnished with chicken wings.

213 W Institute Pl
Chicago, IL 60610

6. Homeslice

938 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

For those mornings when you roll out of bed with a series of questionable life choices lingering behind you, there’s a Bloody Mary waiting at this Lincoln Park pizzeria with a cold slice of Hawaiian-style ‘za on top. Other additions include pepperoni, pepperoncini, and a High Life chaser.

938 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

7. Longman & Eagle

2657 N Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Clayton Hauck

With not one but three versions on the menu, there's a Bloody Mary for everyone at Longman. Start the weekend with the classic (vodka), Bloody Larry (whiskey), or Bloody Maria (Tequila). Each is made with house Bloody Mary mix, created by veteran Longman bartender Marta Jean Evans. It’s garnished with lemon and lime, a mini pickle, and a chunk of sharp cheddar cheese.

2657 N Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

8. Smoke Daddy

1804 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Turn your Bloody Mary into a meal at this BBQ spot that tops it with smoked brisket and pulled pork. The drink is served with a beer chaser. Fans of the creation can take home a bottle of the Smokin’ Bloody Mary mix – a blend of tomato and BBQ sauce.

1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

9. The Duck Inn

2701 S Eleanor St, Chicago, IL 60608
The Duck Inn

Aylesbury Duck vodka sets this Bloody Mary apart from the rest. The spice notes play well with San Marzano tomato puree that is seasoned with a house seasoning mix and dash of lemon. For a cocktail that is hardly considered complicated, it has surprising depth of flavor.

2701 S Eleanor St
Chicago, IL 60608

10. The Publican

837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
Sandy Noto

This might be a beer and whiskey house, but they sure do a good job combining vodka and housemade Bloody Mary mix. The kicker is a dash of celery bitters, also made in house, that brightens up this brunch beverage. For an extra dash of acid, the drink is topped with assorted pickled vegetables.

837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

11. Three Aces

1321 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607

The key to this Bloody Mary is not what's in the glass but what's around it. A bacon and chile salt-rimmed glass acts as a delicious vessel for Tito’s vodka, house Bloody Mary mix, and pickled vegetables. Enjoy it with a beer back for $1 more.

1321 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

12. Twisted Spoke

501 N Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Twisted Spoke

One of the many claims to fame at this longtime dive is its Road Rash Mary Classic. It starts with homemade mix that is spiked with beer. Cover it in salami, pepperoncini, cocktail onions, and parmesan cheese and you have a Bloody Mary for the books.

501 N Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

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