The results are in! At the Bloody Mary Festival attendees vote for their favorite and Winner of the Golden Celery award at the Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival 2016 is the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina! Known for their Craft Beer Digital happy hours and fabulous brunches it makes sense! 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 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! Look for them Apr 24th in Channelside as they compete to be Best of The Fest at the 2016 Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival.
Anise Global Gastrobar (Downtown Tampa) A cozy upscale restaurant found across from Curtis Hixon Park off North Ashley Drive in Downtown Tampa in the SkyHouse offering a Reyka Vodka Bloody Mary bar including sriracha candied bacon where you can make a Bloody Mary just the way you like it during brunch on weekends. Look for Anise Global at the 2016 Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival coming April 24th as they compete for the coveted Golden Celery Award.
Bad Willies (Northeast Tampa, Racetrack Rd) Head to Bad Willies, Sunday May 1 for the return of The No Beach Brunch! A great deal the Cost is only $15 with their first's only (no seconds) brunch featuring an UNLIMITED "Make Your Own" Mimosas and/or Bloody Mary Bar! Get your drink bracelet, glass and liquor at the Bar, then choose from several toppings and build your own Mimosa or Bloody Mary. You can make as many drinks as you want. Willies is also competing this year at the Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival 2016. Come by and give their bloody a try!Bar Louie (Westshore District/International Plaza) Enjoy a delicious Weekend Brunch with Louie on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm where they promise to cure a hanghover with their Ultimate Bloody!
Beach Bar & Restaurant (Courtney Campbell Causeway) Are we gald we found this wonderful, laid back bar where a loaded Bloody Mary is as much fun as the environment. Throw on your bathing suit and put your toes in the sand for this one. We can't think of a better way to recover than at the beach!
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 it's 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 you 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.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!
Carmel Kitchen Wine Bar (South Tampa) A contender at The Bloody Mary Festival last year Carmel Kitchen will be back for Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival 2016. CK focuses on using locally sourced ingredients in their libations! Their Bloody Mary is a classic blend of tomato juice, fresh lime, horseradish, Vodka, and a blend of select spices. Tops in our book, you will love the atmosphere and have a bloody good time at Carmel Kitchen.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 beat! 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!
District Tavern (Channel District) is one of the best Bloody Mary Bars in Tampa, to prove it they entered their audacious smoky maple Bloody Mary in the Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival 2016 and WON the People's Choice Award! 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, fun bar in Channelside. Your drinks are always exceptional!Eats American Grill (South Tampa) Gotta love a place with it's OWN Bloody Mary Menu and one that will serve a Bloody any time! If you have never been to Eat's American Grill you gotta go! Owner Chris Rose consistently Wins or comes in a close second in Tampa's Burger Challenges each year and strives to offer a unique and interesting menu full of great food choices. His restaurants are family friendly and loaded with TV's for the sports fan; with two locations, one in South Tampa and one in Riverview you should stop in to order a burger and a bloody soon!
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 a tasty pork rib as garnish to a rich and spicy concoction rimmed with Locke's BBQ-rub. Look for Ella's as they compete in the Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival 2016
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 in to 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!
Fodder & Shine (Seminole Heights) Fodder & Shine loves the classics and it shows in every cocktail they make from their Vieux Carré to their Classic Bloody Mary. Bar Manager Courtney Tonge curated a selection of wines and craft beers to balance out the bar offerings. We recommend ordering the soft, warm buttermilk biscuits with your Bloody Mary at Fodder & Shine. Your tummy will settle down as the cobwebs in your head disappear while you relax on the front porch of this fine restaurant in Seminole Heights.
Fuma Bella (Ybor City) Sunday's forecast is good for the Fuma Bella Bloody Mary made with Charlie's infamous Bloody Mary mix. Forget last night and that day that comes after Sunday, you know the one, the one we don't mention at beautiful Fuma Bella. From 1 pm to 6 pm pair your bloody with Fuma's Jalapeno Potato Chips for extra heat and chill out, forgetting about Monday (oops!).
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 CityThe 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.
Grille 54 (Citrus Park) Our favorite three words to hear on Sunday mornings, Bottomless Bloody Mary's! Grille 54 makes the list of Best Brunches in Tampa Bay thanks to their bottomless Bloody's. Known for their hand-crafted cocktails their Bloody Mary's do not disappoint! Enjoy live music, sit back, sip and dine at one of Tampa Bay's best!
Hamburger Mary's (Ybor City) Mary's HAS to make a great Bloody Mary, right! Available for $3 with Sunday Brunch enjoy "The Divas" while you recover, laugh, have fun, let go and enjoy the show from 11 am - 3 pm Sundays. You will love Mary's spicy Mary's, call today to make a reservation!Hooters - Channelside (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 TV's. How long has it been since you have been to Hooter's?
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 with lime, jalapeno, bacon, cheese, and an olive, topped off with a buffalo spiced chicken wing as garnish.
O Cocina and Flights (South Tampa) newly opened O is an upscale Mexican restaurant, chic yet unassuming they open for Happy Hour from 4-6 pm offering $5 cocktails, $5 wines, $5 Flautas and $5 Empanadas. Have a bloody good time at their amazing bar sipping a luscious Bloody Mary (Seriously, there is LIVE art in the form of succulents growing on the ceiling above you!) then stay for sophisticated Mexican cuisine as you relax and unwind, prepping for the week ahead.
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. Look for Oystercatcher's at Channelside Bay Plaza as they compete in Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival 2016Paddywagon Irish Pub (Downtown Tampa) Winner of the coveted 2015 Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival Golden Celery Award 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!"Piquant (Hyde Park/ South Tampa) A Sunday well spent brings a week of content! Spend the day at Hyde Park Village enjoying Bloody Mary's, Brunch & Shopping this Sunday Funday! Piquant, home of the infamous 'Cronut' serves delicious food with a French twist and a delectable Bloody Mary. Thanks to former Plant HS Band Director Rob Schoos for this great photo!
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 it's 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! You know what rhymes with Sunday? Vodka! They take their Bloody mary's seriously at Reservoir, which is why they entered the Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival this year! Check them out and decide Sunday April 24th in Channelside.Roux Tampa, (South Tampa) Pull up a stool at Toula's white marble bar or grab a table on weekends to #Breakthe Rouxles from 9 am to 5 pm where you can order two-for-one Bloody Mary's and Mimosa's during Brunch at Roux. As a sister restaurant to Datz you enjoy the same house-made mixes and attention to detail. Start your Sunday Funday out with a Bloody Mary and Brunch at Roux. You've earned it!
Shula's Steak House (Westshore District) Brunch without booze is just breakfast! At Shula's you can order a savory, spicy Bloody Mary in a tall glass every day of the week. Simply garnished with salty olives we love the simplicity of a Shula's Mary, and their extreme proximity to a favorite accompaniment, STEAK!The 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!
Square One Burgers (South Tampa) Turns up the weekend with a NEW Brunch including $4 Bloody Mary's Saturday and Sunday all day! Our fave hangover relief has always been Bloody's and a rich, juicy Burger which is why Square One works! Beside Bloody Mary's you can also enjoy Mimosa's and Poinsettia's (a champagne cocktail with Cointreau and fruit Schnapps).
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) Hail to the Queen of Midday Drinks and WINNER of the Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival 2016! 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 stopping in Champions Sports Bar & Grille to catch the game. One of our favorite places in Tampa we were excited to learn their expert mixologists would be competing in this year's Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival 2016 Congratulations!
The Hyde Out (Courier City near Downtown) Is the place to get the infamous Bloody Jekyll! Available only on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 4 pm this Jalapeno Infused Stoli, Cucumber, Lime, Basil, Zing Zang and Bacon Bloody Mary is incredibly GOOD and a great way to start the day off right!
The Patio Tampa (South Tampa) No food, just loads of atmosphere and Florida Sunshine! Like 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!
Twisted Rooster Bar and Grille (Lutz) At the Rooster get it your way with their new Bloody Mary bar and Breakfast Buffet on Sunday's. Make your own Bloody Mary's and enjoy the bottomless buffet from 11 am - 2:30 pm near Avila in north 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.
Yeoman's Cask & Lion Pub (Downtown Tampa) 1. British Fare ~ 2. Bottomless Bloody Mary's ~ 3. On our list of: Dog Friendly Bars in Tampa | Drinking With Man's Best Friend Add to this their Bloody's are truly good and we can stop at three!
Bloody Mary's are what's for breakfast, lunch and dinner for many of us come #SundayFunday!
We can't wait for Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival 2016, Sunday, April 24th, the contestants battling it out this year are in the list above, look for them! The Fest has moved to Channelside Bay Plaza as part of Tampa Bay's week long RiverFest 2016, it's going to be spectacular, buy your tickets to the Bloody Mary Festival today and secure your entry to a "most excellent party" so you too can enjoy this epic bloody battle on the river!
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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 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!