For those of us who 'USE' the bloody red deliciousness of a well-made Bloody Mary to heal don't you agree, we should be able to write this 'medicinal antioxidant' drink off on our taxes each year! Nothing says 'weekend' like a well-made Bloody Mary. The science of crafting the perfect Bloody Mary is gaining cult status as bars and restaurants across Tampa Bay offer this time-honored hangover cure as a house-made specialty or do-it-yourself, pick your poison, fully loaded Bloody Mary Bar. Check out our list of the top 50 best Bloody Mary restaurants and bars we found in Tampa and let us know in the comments below your favorites and why!
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Best Bloody Mary Bars Found in Tampa | Top 50
Acropolis Greek Taverna (Multiple Locations) Allows you to build your own Bloody Mary tableside during weekend brunch. Saturdays or Sundays between 10 am and 3 pm in Cost for their champagne brunch is $25 pp and includes unlimited special brunch drinks!
American Social (Downtown) A local fine dining restaurant right on Harbor Island and Downtown Tampa, American Social enligHTens guests with delicious food right off the water. Enjoy bloody mary's right off the water in Downtown Tampa.
Another Broken Egg Cafe (South Tampa) Enjoy a brunch with your bloody mary at Another Broken Egg Cafe. Dine on their eggs benedict and finish with a perfect pairing of a bloody mary.
Bar Louie (Westshore District/International Plaza) Enjoy a delicious Weekend Brunch with Louie on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am-3 pm where they promise to cure a hangover with their Ultimate Bloody!
Bahama Breeze (Westshore) Bahama Breeze is the perfect bar and restaurant to enjoy coastal cuisines and tropical cocktails. Their bloody mary is a spin on a more island setting offering all the best garnishes. Enjoy some Caribbean cuisines while watching the sunset at Bahama Breeze.
Beef O'Brady's Bay-to-Bay (South Tampa off Bayshore) Beef's in South Tampa recently launched their 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' Bloody Mary Bar and will make it available to customers through Football season! Yea! Beef's is fun on its own, throw in a Bloody Mary Bar, football, and Beef's famous wings and we are pleasantly entertained for hours and hours! A big thanks to Jeff Hawks for letting us make-our-own at this family-friendly, Best neighborhood sports bar! He also installed high-top table seating under umbrellas outside, making Beef's another pet-friendly bar in South Tampa!
Bizou Brasserie (Downtown Tampa) At Le Méridien Tampa, a renovated Federal Courthouse, let the Bizou crew take care of your Sunday morning with a tart and tasty high-caliber Bloody Mary this Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm during brunch. We 'Bag a Bacon BLT' on the side, the perfect Sunday Funday recovery sandwich with grilled rustic bread, maple pepper bacon, butter lettuce, tomato, and lemon aioli.
Blind Goat (South Tampa) A staple for South Tampa offering an array of cocktails and beer. A Blind Goat bloody mary can be enjoyed any day of the week and outshines all local bars making this breakfast cocktail.
Brick House Tavern & Tap (North Dale Mabry at I-275) Where they dispense happiness daily you find the Bloody Good Mary! As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words so here you go, nuf said!
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The Bricks of Ybor (Ybor City) Offers $4 Mimosas with fresh squeezed OJ and $6 Bloody Mary's using a delicious house-made mix, they garnish with candied sriracha bacon that is amaZING! Served during brunch, pop in to try one of the Top 50 Bloody Mary's in Tampa!
Butter's Burgers (South Tampa) Butter's Burgers is a newer concept to Tampa that brings the heat with their bloody mary. Enjoy a delicious brunch burger and wash it down with a flavorful and tomatoey bloody mary.Cask Social Kitchen (Soho District, South Tampa) Adult beverages are the Best, and a well-made Bloody Mary, for those of us who understand their magic, can't be beaten! When you wake up Sunday morning feeling a little 'off' from a night of revelry and imbibery (is that even a word?) head to Cask! You can enjoy a Tito's Bloody Mary at Cask Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm
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Ciccio's / Water (South Tampa) Will be representing at the 2016 Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival. Ciccio’s offers an impressive fishbowl-sized Bloody Mary, garnished with a strip of bacon using their secret fresh in-house Bloody Mary mix. Come to the Fest and vote for your favorite!
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant (Westshore District / Near International Mall) This bloody Sunday plan on topping off your weekend with a Cooper’s Hawk Bloody Mary, a loaded skewer, and craft beer sidecar! Though a winery, and one of the best, they take the classic Bloody mary seriously at Hawk's. Tart and tasty, it had to make our list of Best Bloody Mary Bars Found in Tampa | Top 50.
Datz (South Tampa) is where it's at! A longtime favorite craft cocktail spot, Datz gives you several choices for a Bloody Mary all week long! Choose from Smoke, Heat, or Bacon Datz-A-Mary's using Datz-made mixes, handcrafted small-batch Reyka vodka, Nueske’s bacon, celery, and Salish Alderfor with a Smoked Sea Salt rim for $10 or the Salty Datz made with Square One Botanical Vodka, Pamplemousse, grapefruit, rosemary, rose wine and vanilla salt for $12.50. Add a Smokey Mezcal Floater for $3 if you are feeling really frisky!
Del Frisco's Grille (Westshore) is one of the best Bloody Mary Bars in Tampa and one of the nicest restaurants in the Bay area.
District Tavern (Channel District) is one of the best Bloody Mary Bars in Tampa. Their Bloody Mary is thick, savory, rimmed in smoked maple syrup then dipped in Old Bay, you HAVE to try this one! The competition was stiff this year, congratulations to this wonderful craft cocktail/craft beer fun, a fun bar in Channelside. Your drinks are always exceptional!
Ducky's Sports Lounge (South Tampa) is one of the best and quickest bars in South Tampa to serve you a bloody mary. Enjoy bowling and sip on a bloody mary at this local South Tampa bar and restaurant.
Edge Social Drinkery and the Epicurean Hotel (South Tampa, off Bayshore Boulevard on Howard Ave.) This sexy rooftop bar serves one of the most interesting Bloody Mary's we've seen. As a former competitor in the Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival, they will be returning to compete this year! They begin with Tito's in their delicious Bloody Mary infusing the vodka with pastrami, salmon, and cubanelle peppers for 5 days before serving this handsome drink with a garnish you have to see to appreciate!
Ella's American Folk Art Cafe (Seminole Heights) Ella's, synonymous with comfort, has a fully stocked bar, live jazz, a shaded deck, and the infamous "Bloody Ella". No way it can't make Best Bloody Mary Bars Found in Tampa | Top 50! Crafted with in-house garlic-ancho-chipotle pepper-infused vodka and a full-bodied Bloody Mary Mix the Bloody Ella is $8 during the week and $10 on Sundays when they add tasty pork rib as a garnish to a rich and spicy concoction rimmed with Locke's BBQ-rub.
First Chance Last Chance Bar and Lounge (Ybor City) Find all-day every-day specials and well-made craft cocktails at this distinctive destination in Ybor City with great music in 3 unique spaces, a bar, lounge, and a big open air courtyard. Next to the parking garage on 16th Street and 7th Ave. it's your first chance on the way into Ybor and your last chance to have a handcrafted Bloody Mary on your way out of Ybor! If you like casual chic, this is your place!
Gaspar's Grotto (Ybor City) Famous for their Booze Cruize Brunch and Bloody Mary bar the Grotto has been doing it right for years in Ybor City. To learn about the bloody options in the grotto check out: Booze Cruize Brunch at Gaspar's Grotto in Ybor City
The Getaway (Gandy Blvd.) Oh yeah! You can order Bloody Mary's by the pitcher at this beloved waterfront bar found on the Gandy corridor between Tampa and St. Pete! Flip flops and bathing suits will do at this island time bar! Waste the day away, it's OK!
Green Lemon (South Tampa) Awesome food in a colorful atmosphere, known for their Mexican fare, their Bloody Mary's are only served on Sundays and worth the wait! Made table-side you build-your-own for $5 well / $8 top shelf choosing items from a cart laden with everything from bacon to jalapenos.
Hattricks (Downtown) Known for their wings, Hattricks also serves some of the best bloody marys in the Bay area. Enjoy some of the best food in Downtown Tampa with views of all the biggest skylines.
Hooters (Check for the location nearest to you) It's all good at Hooter's, from the wings to the clams to their Bloody Mary's made with your choice of Vodka, we recommend bacon-flavored or peppered for a kick. The bartenders at Hooter's consistently mix nice strong drinks and you can catch the game Sundays on their big-screen TVs. How long has it been since you have been to Hooters?
Irish 31 (Hyde Park or Westchase) Paired with live music and outdoor dining on their pet-friendly patio Irish 31 offers a Bloody Mary bar on Sundays during their delicious Brunch for $5. As a contender in last year's Bloody Mary Best of Tampa face-off Irish 31 brought it. We love their Bloody, rich, dark, and perfectly garnished it's as much a treat for the eyes as the lips! Looking for Pet-Friendly bars in Tampa? Irish 31 is one of them! Grab a leash and Go! Check out: Dog Friendly Bars in Tampa | Drinking With Man's Best Friend for more pet-friendly bars!
Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi (Harbor Island) Start right by making breakfast your own personal happy hour at Jackson's Bistro and lounge on the Hillsborough river sipping a zesty Bloody Mary prepared just the way you like it. Jackson's bartenders are skilled in the Bloody arts, you are in good hands mate! Found on Harbor Island once you try one it's easy to see why they made the list of Best Bloody Mary Bars Found in Tampa | Top 50!
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James Joyce Irish Pub (Ybor City) A dog day remedy at a dog-friendly bar in Tampa! As an entrant into last year's festival, James Joyce Pub gives us a traditional Bloody Mary garnished with lime, jalapeno, bacon, cheese, and an olive, topped off with a buffalo spiced chicken wing as garnish.
MacDinton's (South Tampa) Known to be one of the biggest Irish pubs in Tampa, don't knock a MacDinton's bloody mary any day of the week.
Molly Malones (South Tampa) Enjoy a sweet and tangy bloody mary from one of the best Irish bars in South Tampa. Molly Malones will shock you with how tasty their cocktails and food really is.
Oystercatchers (Courtney Campbell Causeway) Offers a fully-loaded Bloody Mary bar during weekend Brunch providing everything you need to craft the perfect Bloody Mary! From shrimp to bacon and celery to olives they even offer options to dip the rim of your glass into different flavors. You also have several great choices for Bloody mary mixes including Clammato and Extra spicy mix.
Paddywagon Irish Pub (Downtown Tampa) The PaddyWagon uses Zing Zang as their mix, if we told you the rest of it....well you know ....
Peabody's (USF/Tampa Palms) Chase away those Sunday blues with a game of pool and a Demetris Bloody Mary. Available in Original or Spicy Chilies, add bacon salt to the rim for extra flavor! Demitri's Mix is all natural, and as Demetri puts it, "Damn Good!"
Repeal 18 (Westchase/Countryway) Rough night? Let the alchemists at Repeal soften the memories with one of their incredible Bloody Mary's. Play pool, darts or Foosball at this Linebaugh Ave. bar popular for its friendly fun atmosphere and serious dedication to spirits! Check their FB page as they often have bloody good Mary specials including Yappy hours when you can bring your four-legged friends!
Reservoir Bar (Ybor City) You know you want to! Head in for a little hair of the dog and take the edge off at this popular Ybor 'dive bar' where you can get double tall Bloody Mary's with pickled beans for a great price! Do you know what rhymes with Sunday? Vodka!
Rusty Pelican (Westshore) One of the best upscale restaurants on the water in Tampa and offers some of the highest renowned cocktails in the Bay area. Sip on an ice-cold bloody mary and enjoy views of the sunset at Rusty PelicanThe Soho Backyard (South Tampa) Again, the picture pretty much says it all on this Build Your Own Bloody Mary Mecca in South Tampa in the Soho District. As they say, Go Big or Go home on this Best Bloody Mary Bars Found in Tampa | Top 50 favorite!
Tampa International Airport (Tampa) Yes, the airport. If you can get into one of the lounges you will find some of the Best Bloody Mary's around. Not a member, according to "Life Hacks 101" if you strike up a conversation with a passenger who is a member, they can invite you in! Don't want to tag along? No problem. If you read traveler reviews for Tampa International, recently voted BEST Airport by travelers, the bars on the concourse deliver delightful drinks! Next time you have to wait, head to the bar and order a Bloody Mary for a nice surprise!
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina (Downtown Tampa) Spend the day at this premier property checking out each bar in this Grand Hotel where they spice to perfection a mouthwatering Bloody Mary. Start in the Great Room lobby bar, move out to the patio and sit above Tampa Riverwalk. Stroll to Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park or take a trip on the Tampa Water Taxi then head back to the hotel.
Thee Tree House (South Tampa) One of the most unique bars in South Tampa, Thee Tree House offers a place to swing while drinking their bloody mary. Right off of Platt, Thee Tree House is known for its eclectic menu and delicious cocktails.
The Patio Tampa (South Tampa) No food, just loads of atmosphere and Florida Sunshine! As the name implies, it's a patio! A patio with a well-stocked bar, and expert bartenders ready to cure what ails ya' by mixing up your favorite vodka with their special Bloody Mary mix. The Patio is a great place to watch games, hang out with friends, and when you get hungry food delivery services deliver to The Patio. Order a pizza or BYO, anything goes at this fun neighborhood bar!
Timpano Italian Chophouse (South Tampa) Located in Hyde Park Village this chophouse and martini bar serves Finlandia vodka (two drinks worth) in a small carafe with a glass of ice for $9. On the Timpano Bloody Mary bar, you will find asparagus, bacon, onions, capers, cucumbers, chives, pickles, and more. Their olives are big, stuffed with blue cheese and sriracha. Bloody's are available on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
TopGolf Tampa (Brandon) Thanks to Dina G. for the great shot of the Bloody Mary Bar at TopGolf. In Dina's post about the fun, she and her family had that day she was thanking whoever it was who told her TopGolf has Bloody Mary's! We hope you appreciate the news too!
Ulele (Seminole Heights) One of the best restaurants in Tampa, hands down! Ulele offers an upscale dining experience right in Seminole Heights and is perfect for anyone who wants to eat and enjoy a delicious bloody mary.
Whiskey Cake (Westshore) Try any of their cocktails and you will be amazed! Whiskey Cake is known for its whiskey but can serve up some of the best bloody marys in Tampa Bay.
Whiskey Joe's (Westshore) Whiskey Joe's is the best spot in Westshore to grab a drink and lounge out. They have an amazing beach area where you can sit and drink your bloody mary until its time to get another.
WTR Tampa (Westshore) Located near the Courtney Campell Causeway, WTR Bar and Grill in Tampa offers some of the best bloody marys at one of the best pool bars in Tampa!
W XYZ Bar (Downtown Tampa)
Located inside Aloft Tampa Downtown the W XYZ bar is hip, chic, modern, and fun. Like their surroundings their Bloody Mary's are hot! Sip one by the pool and enjoy 'people watching' on the Riverwalk, you are going to love this contender on Best Bloody Mary Bars Found in Tampa | Top 50.
M. Bird (Market St, Tampa Florida)
Known for its upscale rooftop spot, M.Bird serves delicious tropical cocktails and an impeccable view. You can relish their delicious bloody mary with popular dishes like jerk chicken eggrolls, burger sliders, falafel, and spicy humus, for sure!
Bloody Mary's are what's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for many of us come #SundayFunday!
We hope you found some new places to try and, look forward to reading your comments about the Best Bloody Mary Bars Found in Tampa | Top 50. We love knowing what the 813 community thinks! Let us know in the comments where you like to recover with a great Bloody Mary in Tampa Bay and if you try a new Bloody Mary from this list we hope you will share your experience!