The 7 Best Places for a Bloody Mary in Tennessee!

Pop quiz time: What favorite bar beverage can also double as brunch? If you’re from Tennessee, you already know the answer: the Bloody Mary. This iconic libation is one of the most versatile you’ll find anywhere, offering a heaping helping of “veggies” in every glass. The drink has gotten quite a new look over the years, and some places go heavy on the garnishes so you can get a cocktail and appetizers all in one. Find your favorites at these 7 best places for a Bloody Mary in Tennessee. 

South of Beale, Memphis, TN

The menu here is quite impressive, offering extraordinary eats you likely haven’t experienced before. But fans can’t help but love the Bloody Mary’s here, especially when considering the price. They make their own mix in house to give it a fresh flavor, and it’s still only $4. 

Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville, TN

Their award winning Bloody Marys are a brunch must-have. Costing less than $5 each, you can get your fill and feel good about it. They keep the recipe simple and don’t overdo it on the garnishes—it’s just like a Bloody Mary should be.

Party Fowl, Multiple locations

This three-location restaurant will have you rethinking what a Bloody Mary can really be. It’s a spicy rendition of this classic cocktail, but the heat is just the beginning. They use *drum roll* fried chicken to garnish this beloved favorite along with other trimmings to make it as much fun to eat as it is to drink.

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Hair of the Dog Pub, Chattanooga, TN

If you’re picky about your Bloody Mary, you’ll love the DIY Bloody Mary bar they have here on brunch days. You pick the vodka, then create the drink of your dreams. Prices are generous, depending on the vodka you choose, so you can tailor your cocktail to fit your budget.

Howard’s Steakhouse, Gatlinburg, TN

Tourists flock to this little city for its natural scenery, but the area’s oldest steakhouse is hiding a hidden gem worth looking for—the best Bloody Mary’s in town. Their rendition on this classic has gotten rave reviews. You can expect all the traditional veggies and a little salt to give it a special flavor. 

55 South, Franklin, TN

Their build your own Bloody Mary bar gives you no shortage of options. You can make it sweet or spicy, vodka or no vodka, and add all the pickled veggies you want. They’ve also got some less common options for you to include, like bacon or even cheese!

Southern Social, Germantown, TN

This exquisite cocktail looks as good as it tastes, and you might want to take pic before you dive in. The garnishes here will rival any hat at the Kentucky Derby, giving you a mini appetizer while you enjoy your beverage.

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