Best Bloody Marys Around San Diego

Written By: Natalie Holtz

We searched out a couple locations we thought would be a good place to start for that over-the-top bloody Mary everyone is craving right about now.

 

Best DIY Bloody Mary Bar
Davanti Enoteca

BRUNCH HOURS: Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm

This Little Italy eatery is your hangover’s new best friend. From the greasy, hearty Focaccia di Recco, to the $16 “Cure for Your Hangover,” a three cheese omelet topped with fried fingerling potatoes and crispy prosciutto, the menu seems to cater to those suffering the repercussions of one too many vodka shots. You would be hard-pressed to find a better DIY Bloody Mary bar within America’s Finest City. There are even Bloody Mary experts standing nearby to guide you down the line of hot sauces and spices. This is no mere Bloody Mary bar. Not only can you do a traditional Bloody Mary with vodka, the experts might suggest whiskey or gin instead. There are jars upon jars of different kinds of horseradish; olives; pickles—everything you could possibly want for your hair of the dog. Davanti even provides a plate of fresh bacon to add as the final touch after all is said and done. Every brunch starts off with Bob Marley tunes—music to our sickly ears. bloody mary

1655 India St
San Diego, CA 92101
619.237.9606

 

Best Bloody Mary Lineup
Great Maple

BRUNCH HOURS: Every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 2:30pm

Picture a fancied-up French dinette that screams Palm Springs in the 60s, and serves mouthwatering, powder sugar-dusted beignets. Between the funky typewriters and gold embossed signage, Great Maple’s retro-glam vibe makes you feel like the newest member of the Rat Pack. We love, love, LOVE the setting—but we died and went to heaven when we tried the eats. “Libations, Seasonal Plates, Pie”—that’s this Hillcrest eatery’s tagline, and they are not messing around. The Maple Bacon Doughnuts melt in your mouth, and at $7 for seven, this is the perfect dish for splitting. The Brioche French Toast Logs are sweet, thick rolls of brioche bread topped with bacon and drizzled with smoked bacon maple syrup. And, you have not lived until you’ve sipped on one of Great Maple’s seven Bloody Mary’s. Try the Johnny’s One- Armed Mary, made of a house-made Bloody Mary mix, horseradish, Worcestershire, Tabasco and adorned with a grilled octopus tentacle and a salt and pepper rim. Reservations are recommended, so call ahead and prepare to have your mind blown. bloody mary

1451 Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103
619.255.2282

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Best Beer LOVER’S Brunch
Waypoint Public

BRUNCH HOURS: Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm

This North Park new kid on the block is a celebration of California through its cuisine and exceptional beer. It’s everything an approachable neighborhood eatery should be. Chef Amanda Baumgartner’s menu is eclectic and true to its Golden State roots. Latin, Asian and European influences pop their heads out in the brunch menu, which includes everything from po’ boy tacos with fried oysters to short rib hash. Try the baked French toast topped with brown butter walnuts, roasted apples and whipped lemon butter. Yum…and wash that down with a refreshing MICHELADA—you will assume you’ve died and gone to heaven. Let’s talk about the beer. With co-owner of Bottlecraft beer shops, Brian Jensen, at the helm of the beverage program, Waypoint Public draws heavily from West Coast brews, but showcases highly curated selections from the world over. Trust us, all you discerning worshippers of frothy fermentables—you will nod your head in approval. With 20 beers on tap and over 300 bottled selections, there is a ton to choose from at this new addition to an already booming neighborhood.

3794 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
619.255.8778

Best Bloody Mary Worth Traveling For
St. Regis Monarch Beach

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the creation of the iconic Bloody Mary cocktail by bartender Fernand Petiot from the St. Regis New York. Each location of St. Regis has come up with their own signature Bloody Mary pertaining to its region. Come visit the Monarch Beach resort and try and many as your heats content. I suggest starting out with the Agave Bloody Mary. Yum!

1 Monarch Beach Resort N
Dana Point, CA 92629

 

About The Author

Natalie Holtz

Natalie Holtz is a writer living in San Diego. She received her BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010. A word sleuth and book junkie, she prefers paper over e-books and loves few things more than surfing four to five-foot waves. You can follow her projects in process on her blog: www.thesurferstokeproject.com.

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