By Sarah Teran | Photos by Monique Kuhlman
There’s something about (bloody) marys. The combination of tomato juice, vodka and Worcestershire sauce magically helps you recover from last night’s questionable choices. These spots offer creative versions of your favorite morning cocktail.
These aren’t your mother’s bloodys!
Surf & Turf Bloody Mary
Gaslamp Music + Bar + Kitchen
6251 Pacific Coast Hwy, 90803
If you love surf & turf, Gaslamp’s got one for you in a glass! Their Surf & Turf Bloody Mary is a blend of their secret recipe bloody mary mix and spices, and it’s topped with a large shrimp and crispy bacon. This popular cocktail is best enjoyed at their live music Sunday brunch, and it pairs well with their classic eggs benedict!
The Queen Mary
The Breakfast Bar
3404 E. 4th St, 90814
70 Atlantic Ave, 90802
All hail the queen! The Queen Mary is The Breakfast Bar’s premier bloody mary! Their housemade mix has been perfected over the years by owner Joshua Beadel. Crown your cocktail with specialty toppings like “Long Beach jerky”, and enjoy a double pour of vodka for $5, no matter which one you choose! With two locations, you’re never far from a great bloody and classic family recipes passed down through generations!
Specialty Bloody Marys
3441 E. Broadway, 90803
The Attic’s got some longstanding famous bloody marys, but General Manager Iano Dovi’s got something up his sleeve: the return of limited time specialty bloodys! We got a sneak preview of what we can look forward to with the Wake ‘N Bacon (topped with bacon and jerky), and the Spicy Maria (served with a shot of beer)! Mr. Dovi’s also been known to add waffles, taquitos and meatballs to his bloodys, so it goes without saying that you’re in for a surprise on your next brunch outing!
Bloody Hangover Bar
5100 2nd St, 90803
Panama Joe’s is one of the only places where you can party hard at night, then return in the morning to nurse your pounding head. Their Bloody Hangover Bar lets you literally pick your poison: choose your vodka, then head to the bar for different mixes, spices, and other classic toppings. You can even upsize to a 32-oz double shot! The Bloody Hangover Bar is open Saturdays and Sundays for brunch.