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Sharing the Best-Kept Secrets...To A Bloody Mary

Whether you enjoy it as a brunch cocktail or as a supposed cure after a party-hardy night, the bloody mary has been a staple on drink menus since the 1920's. This unusual concoction of tomato juice and alcohol, along with other add-ons, can be found on these downtown Rochester bar and restaurant menus!


A signature or something unique: Benedict's Rochester has both types of bloody marys! If out-of-the-ordinary is your style, try a bloody with either tequila or whiskey for something different.

  Bleu Duck Kitchen

Belly up to Bleu Duck's bar for their take on a bloody mary. Served with a Miller pony (we learned a small beer sometimes accompanies this cocktail), it simply is a must-try for national bloody mary day.


What's a bloody mary without all the extras? That's what Crave offers with its drink featuring a celery salt rim and garnishes of a meat stick, dill pickle, blue cheese-stuffed olive, lime wedge, and a cheddar cheese cube. Again, this bloody mary is served with a Miller High Life pony.

  Olde Brick House

While the Irish may be known for their whiskey, Olde Brick House is renowned for its "Bloody Banger," a delicious cocktail of vodka, house made bloody mix, a banger (in place of a typical meat stick), stuffed olives, and a pickle. Instead of a Miller pony, a Guinness Blonde bump comes with Olde Brick House's bloody mary.

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Disclaimer: This list is not all-encompassing and was based on restaurants having bloody marys listed on its online menus. That's not to say other downtown bars and restaurants couldn't make a bloody mary. Although every effort was made to provide accurate information, each establishment has a right to change its menus without notice. Please ask your server, bartender, or manager prior to ordering to ensure the special is still being honored. If yours is an establishment listed in this blog and anything needs updating, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Thanks for reading and please remember to drink responsibly; cheers!