Kick off the weekend right with a little help from a morning pick-me-up. Here are five of the hautest places in Boston to try a perfectly crafted Bloody Mary complete with all of the fixings like shrimp, lobster, hickory smoked bacon and even a mini cheeseburger skewer.
1 The MET Back Bay
From meatball bars to chocolate experiences, we knew MET would do the Bloody Mary best and we were right. You can personalize your craft cocktail by choosing all of your favorite ingredients. Start with the spirits (think Ketel One, Hendricks and Belvedere among others), then the mixer (traditional or clamato), kick it up with some horseradish, wasabi, tabasco or Sriracha and then choose your toppings. Stick to tradition with a simple celery stick, lemon, lime or olives or think outside the Bloody Mary box by adding a hickory smoked bacon strip, some fresh clams, shrimp or lobster or a mini cheeseburger skewer.
279 Dartmouth Street Boston, MA 02116
2 Tremont 647
Tremont 647 is one of the most happening places in the South End, especially when it comes to the weekends. From the taco specialties on Tuesday nights to the pajama brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, there is always something going on here. When visiting on the weekends, don’t be surprised when you see the servers clad in pajamas serving up their specialty #647 Bloody Mary made with house infused veggie vodka, spice mix and pickled green beans.
647 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118
3 Scollay Square
Over in Beacon Hill, Scollay Square kicks it up a notch on the weekends with their spiced up Bloody Mary bar and a brunch that is a favorite of local politicians. Try a bacon bloody made with chipotle barbecue sauce and horseradish tomato juice for a real eye opener that goes even better when paired with a bacon, scallion and potato omelet.
21 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108
4 Stephanie’s on Newbury
In Back Bay, Stephanie’s on Newbury is a standout for its signature build-your-own Bloody Mary. Just ask your server for the “clipboard” that includes everything you need to make the perfect concoction. Start by choosing the mix then the brand of vodka, add some vegetables if you want and don’t forget about some protein (yes, you can even include some shrimp cocktail).
190 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116
5 Jerry Remy’s Fenway
The name Jerry Remy is synonymous with the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, but after a visit here, you will associate the famous announcer and former Sox player with one of the best Bloody Marys in town. Try the grand slam cocktail made with Stoli hot and a homemade spicy mix served in a glass with a picante rim to kick off the weekend right.
1265 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215