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Where to Drink Houston’s Finest Bloody Marys

Whether in search of DIY drinks or cocktails garnished with everything from pickles to salami, these bars boast excellent versions of this classic cocktail

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The bloody mary at Present Company
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The classic bloody mary — vodka, tomato juice, a smattering of spices — is nearly the perfect boozy breakfast drink on its own. But with Houston’s eclectic dining scene, there’s no shortage of creative takes on the cocktail.

In the Bayou City you can find everything from From Tex-Mex influenced tequila marys to outlandishly garnishes drinks. There are Cajun homages to the cocktail, and simpler take that focus on the highest-quality, freshly made ingredients. However you like your bloody mary — spicy or mild, with tequila, gin, or vodka — you’ll find it on this map.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1886 Humble Backyard

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This outdoor hangout is known for its outlandishly-garnished Ultimate Bloody Mary, served in a two-pint mason jar and topped with skewers of bacon, cheese cubes, a boiled egg, shrimp, sausage, a slider, and more. This masterpiece is served on the weekends only.

Better Luck Tomorrow

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BLT keeps the bloody mary classic and simple, with a focus on ingredients, including the bar’s housemade bloody mary mix and a secret blend of spices. It’s garnished with a simple celery stalk that lets this stellar cocktail speak for itself.

Piggy's Kitchen & Bar

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The Hemp Bloody Mary at Piggy’s is made with Houston-based Highway vodka (from distilled hemp seeds). Go for the regular version, with Revolution mary mix and a tajin rim, or the Deluxe, with an array of pickled veggies, bacon, and spicy habanero Firewater Bitters.

Cuchara

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Unlike most bloody marys, which are made with vodka, Cuchara’s Bloody Maria is made with Espolon blanco tequila and rimmed with a house blend of extra-spicy salt.

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine

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Eugene’s Bloody Danton (a nod to the restaurant’s former name) is made with Tito’s, sriracha, and housemade gumbo roux, then served in a glass rimmed with Eugene’s secret spice mix.

Acme Oyster House

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Acme’s VooDoo Mary has a special ingredient: merlot. It’s also made with Tito’s Vodka and Zing Zang mary mix. Add an oyster shooter on the side for an extra boozy boost.

Present Company

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Somewhere between a bloody marv and michelada is the Present Company bloody mary. What makes this one special? In addition to vodka, PC’s mary is also made with Guinness, for a touch of dark, roasted flavor. Its served in a Campbells tomato soup can for extra kitsch.

Griff's

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This divey Irish pub tucked away on a residential street in Montrose is famous for its Sunday Bloody Sundays, in which the bartenders set up an entire dress-your-own-mary bar. Come early, watch some Houston sports, and have it your way — spicy, salty, however you like it.

Mia Bella Trattoria

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Mia Bella puts an Italian spin on the mary with the Bloody Donovan, made with Grey Goose vodka, Zing Zang bloody mary mix, and garnished with a lamb meatball and pancetta.

Under the Volcano

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The Volcano’s bloody marys are made the drinker’s choice of vodka, then topped with a garnish that includes pickled okra, sliced salami, and pepperocini.

1886 Humble Backyard

This outdoor hangout is known for its outlandishly-garnished Ultimate Bloody Mary, served in a two-pint mason jar and topped with skewers of bacon, cheese cubes, a boiled egg, shrimp, sausage, a slider, and more. This masterpiece is served on the weekends only.

Better Luck Tomorrow

BLT keeps the bloody mary classic and simple, with a focus on ingredients, including the bar’s housemade bloody mary mix and a secret blend of spices. It’s garnished with a simple celery stalk that lets this stellar cocktail speak for itself.

Piggy's Kitchen & Bar

The Hemp Bloody Mary at Piggy’s is made with Houston-based Highway vodka (from distilled hemp seeds). Go for the regular version, with Revolution mary mix and a tajin rim, or the Deluxe, with an array of pickled veggies, bacon, and spicy habanero Firewater Bitters.

Cuchara

Unlike most bloody marys, which are made with vodka, Cuchara’s Bloody Maria is made with Espolon blanco tequila and rimmed with a house blend of extra-spicy salt.

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine

Eugene’s Bloody Danton (a nod to the restaurant’s former name) is made with Tito’s, sriracha, and housemade gumbo roux, then served in a glass rimmed with Eugene’s secret spice mix.

Acme Oyster House

Acme’s VooDoo Mary has a special ingredient: merlot. It’s also made with Tito’s Vodka and Zing Zang mary mix. Add an oyster shooter on the side for an extra boozy boost.

Present Company

Somewhere between a bloody marv and michelada is the Present Company bloody mary. What makes this one special? In addition to vodka, PC’s mary is also made with Guinness, for a touch of dark, roasted flavor. Its served in a Campbells tomato soup can for extra kitsch.

Griff's

This divey Irish pub tucked away on a residential street in Montrose is famous for its Sunday Bloody Sundays, in which the bartenders set up an entire dress-your-own-mary bar. Come early, watch some Houston sports, and have it your way — spicy, salty, however you like it.

Mia Bella Trattoria

Mia Bella puts an Italian spin on the mary with the Bloody Donovan, made with Grey Goose vodka, Zing Zang bloody mary mix, and garnished with a lamb meatball and pancetta.

Under the Volcano

The Volcano’s bloody marys are made the drinker’s choice of vodka, then topped with a garnish that includes pickled okra, sliced salami, and pepperocini.

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