Still reeling from New Year’s Eve festivities? The classic cocktail is a double-edged sword—sure, there’s tomato juice and celery, but there’s also vodka. Drinking alcohol to slow down a hangover? Yeah, it’s a thing and these spots in the city are really good at it. We have created a list of the best places to order Bloody Marys in Chicago. Of course, you can also go for a bottomless mimosa, or both!
3137 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647
Come to The Duplex for their brunch offerings, specifically, the awesome Bloody Mary that comes with real beef jerky! The Bloody Marys at this restaurant in Chicago are fairly spicy, so if you’re a hard-core fan, we definitely recommend you check it out. They also have awesome mimosa options!
224 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
Come enjoy Venteux’s renowned bloody mary bar! If you missed celebrating National Bloody Mary Day this month, might as well make it a month-long celebration. Make your own Mary with your favorite hot sauce, and control how spicy (or mild!) you’d like them to be. Choose from different mixes and toppings and see if you do better than your friends!
225 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
Looking for one of the best Bloody Marys in Chicago? Come to Sweetwater Tavern & Grille. This place totally lives up to the old phrase that a good Bloody Mary is a full meal itself. I mean… just look at this thing! Are those pork belly slices in the drink? And is there an onion ring!? Say no more. Seems like it’s time to make a reservation!
1545 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Dove’s Luncheonette is a Tex-Mex favorite with retro vibes—complete with a jukebox! The all-day diner in Wicker Park is known for its southern-inspired Mexican cuisine and tequila and mezcal-focused bar. If you are searching for the best destinations to get Bloody Marys in Chicago, Dove’s House Bloody Mix adds a little smoke and spice to the Bloody Mary and Bloody Maria (tequila alternative).
2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
This popular vegetarian spot in Wicker Park has your standard Bloody Mary, made with the house mix, but for something special, upgrade to the Bloody Hammer. This bold drink uses Tito’s vodka, smokey bitters, and the house mix. It’s topped with a fried pickle that’s soaked in spiked tomato juice, peppers, and finished with a celery salt rim. You can also add a Highlife Pony for $1.
501 N Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
This West Town biker bar has some of the best burgers in town and a robust bar, including some of the largest beer and whiskey selections. Three Bloody Mary options make great pairings to your weekend brunch.
The Road Rash Mary is your classic Bloody with Genoa salami, parmesan cheese, and pearl onion. Try the Smoking Salma for a little spice courtesy of the smoked chipotle, chorizo, and cherry pepper, along with pickled garlic and pearl onion. Finally, the Bloody Maria uses jalapeño tequila as an alternative to vodka, chorizo, cherry pepper, pickled garlic, and pearl onion.
938 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Pizza’s great. Bloody Marys are great. Put them together and you’ve got yourself a party in Homeslice’s Bloody, voted as one of Chicago’s best. The oversized cocktail comes topped with a cold slice of Hawaiian pizza along with pepperoncini and pepperoni. Cold pizza’s always a good idea and even more so atop a Bloody Mary. Sounds like the perfect recipe to slow down your hangover.
3636 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
1804 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Smoke Daddy is a local fave for BBQ classics like brisket, pulled pork, and ribs. If you’re a big fan of BBQ, your drink will show it too! Smoke Daddy’s Famous Bloody Mary uses “Smokin’ Mary,” the house mix that blends tomato and BBQ sauce along with good od’ vodka. The cocktail is topped with a smoked pork rib and accompanied by sidecar. Additions include applewood smoked bacon, cucumber vodka, jalapeño tequila, and Ketel One.
2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Longman & Eagle is a Michelin-starred restaurant and lodge in Logan Square. Like their concept, the menu and overall vibe is unique, simple, and elegant. Enjoy brunch with not one, but three Bloody Mary varieties, each made with the house mix that has been a local favorite for years.
The classic Bloody Mary uses vodka, Bloody Larry mixes with whiskey, and Bloody Maria opts for tequila. You’ll also get a lemon, lime, and a sharp cheddar cube and mini pickle to top it all off.