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Best Bloody Mary

A plate of oysters accompanies the Bloody Mary at Six Feet Under, or you can have a raw oyster added to the cocktail. The restauratn's version of the classic drink was both your pick and our pick for best in and around Atlanta. Staff photo.

A plate of oysters accompanies the Bloody Mary at Six Feet Under, or you can have a raw oyster added to the cocktail. The restaurant's version of the classic drink was both your pick and our pick for best in and around Atlanta. Staff photo.

YOUR PICKS
1. Six Feet Under
You say, “There are so many good Bloody Marys, but if I had to pick one place, it would be Six Feet Under.”

2. Front Page News
3. Treehouse
4. Rosebud
5. Woof’s

OUR PICKS
1. Six Feet Under
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “Marsha’s Bloody Mary, which starts with Absolut Peppar and Zing Zang’s, gets the cajun treatment with cayenne salted rim and a shot of stout. I highly recommend adding the optional raw oyster for a great Sunday morning hair-of-the-dog pick me up.”

2. Front Page News
3. Dantanna’s
4 .Einstein’s
5. Rosebud

104 comments Add your comment

RHRS

April 18th, 2011
12:22 pm

Amanda

April 18th, 2011
12:24 pm

Six Feet Under

JEC

April 18th, 2011
12:31 pm

Front Page News

CNR

April 18th, 2011
12:53 pm

hands down…front page news! best I’ve ever had.

Big Rick

April 18th, 2011
1:09 pm

SteamHouse Lounge has a great Bloody Mary……give it a shot on the weekend, itz almost a meal in itself

Nate

April 18th, 2011
3:17 pm

Highland Tap

Ganners

April 18th, 2011
3:19 pm

Meehan’s bottomless.

Bobby Cue

April 18th, 2011
3:24 pm

Ralph’s Tavern and Grill in Kennesaw.

koko

April 18th, 2011
3:27 pm

Rosebud. Although I’m tired of the customer bashing on twitter. 20% of the tweets are funny, but the rest are a stretch. Makes me not want to support him. He doesn’t appreciate his customers, but they make a very good bloody mary.

HAIRY DAWG

April 18th, 2011
3:36 pm

ANY made w Zing Zang And as long as I’m sipping on it prior to a Dawgs game in Athens.

Carla

April 18th, 2011
3:36 pm

SABE

April 18th, 2011
3:36 pm

Best bloody mary’s are at Gumbeux in Douglasville, GA.

leah

April 18th, 2011
3:37 pm

Carroll Street Cafe. There is no better place, and I’ve tried them all.

Chuckwagon

April 18th, 2011
3:37 pm

Six Feet Under Bloody Mary Bar. No Brainer.

ypgorka

April 18th, 2011
3:47 pm

Marlow’s Tavern in Duluth!

Chuck

April 18th, 2011
3:48 pm

At my home, and a lot of love and time goes into it.

doc martin

April 18th, 2011
3:49 pm

Woof’s on Piedmont

Nhan-Ai Du

April 18th, 2011
3:49 pm

Mary Mary

April 18th, 2011
3:51 pm

Front Page News wins Best Bloody Mary, though Six Feet Under is a close second. Only time I’ll ever pick FPN over 6Ft Under!

CrippleCreek

April 18th, 2011
3:58 pm

Six Feet Under’s Fish House Bloody Mary!

dan...k

April 18th, 2011
4:01 pm

Canoe gets my vote!!

Magnum Phil

April 18th, 2011
4:02 pm

Neighbors in VA Highland

Molly

April 18th, 2011
4:06 pm

diamond-e

April 18th, 2011
4:22 pm

beach house cafe on anna maria island,fla with a grouper omelet and a hot babe

Ghostrider

April 18th, 2011
4:29 pm

Love Bloody Mary’s – With today being a Monday I’d take one or maybe more from anywhere… :)

ATLNative

April 18th, 2011
4:30 pm

Tin Roof Cantina… and only if Drew makes one for you! Best you’ve ever had!

Sara

April 18th, 2011
4:41 pm

Six Feet Under Bloody Mary Bar!

UGA_2001

April 18th, 2011
4:42 pm

I like the cajun-style ones at Front Page News.

John

April 18th, 2011
4:46 pm

Atkins Park has the best, Front Page a close 2nd.

Jon

April 18th, 2011
4:52 pm

The Ship and Anchor in Sandy Springs serves awesome Bloody Marys, although I agree that Front Page News has some pretty spectacular ones, as well.

Jeo

April 18th, 2011
5:02 pm

Tie: Treehouse and Fox Bros. BBQ

Mary

April 18th, 2011
5:07 pm

Hudson Grill Brookhaven – as much as I love zing-zang, this is the best homeade mix I’ve had in Atlanta. Add a little Absolute Peppar and a dash of horesradish and you’re gravy!

jackie treehouse

April 18th, 2011
5:13 pm

Brad

April 18th, 2011
5:20 pm

Bernie’s Oyster House – Savannah, Ga.

Dave

April 18th, 2011
5:51 pm

A question I can’t answer because I insist the bartender start with tomato juice and not a mix which is a non-starter in most bars and restaurants. Do any of the nominees do that? Let me know and I’ll certainly give it a try. The last great Bloody Mary I had was at a hotel bar in the French Quarter with the usual stuff and a “secret” ingredient – a couple of dashes of pickle juice.

Bigfat BloodyMary

April 18th, 2011
10:23 pm

Big Fan of Bernie’s Oyster Bar is good. Why not save a buck and make one at home? http://www.mybigfatbloodymary.com – the definitive source for all things Bloody. CHeers!

Jared

April 19th, 2011
5:54 am

Kaleidoscope Bistro and Pub!! Heirloom tomato and pickled okra…yum!!

Kelly

April 19th, 2011
7:12 am

Bacon Mary at Diesel is quite nice.

Midtown Man

April 19th, 2011
7:13 am

Tin Lizzy’s Midtown. And let Tiffany make it for you!!

enick755

April 19th, 2011
7:54 am

Atkins Park in V-H!

rob

April 19th, 2011
8:11 am

Holeman & Finch. They make evertything from scratch, including the bloody mary mix. They grind their own celery salt, pickled okra….

The Brantley Man

April 19th, 2011
8:24 am

East Lake Golf Course. Fantastic!

Leah

April 19th, 2011
8:31 am

THE BREWHOUSE IN LIL 5!

up north

April 19th, 2011
8:32 am

California Dreaming-$1.95

Jacob

April 19th, 2011
8:41 am

My girlfiends house. Although I believe she has alterior motives, because I always find myself waking up in bed naked at 1:30 in the afternoon.

BS

April 19th, 2011
8:41 am

KOKO – No one makes you read his Rosebud’s twitter account. Chef Eyester is very nice everytime we visit, he appreciates his customers who wear belts/pants very much!!

BS

April 19th, 2011
8:42 am

KOKO – No one makes you read * Rosebud’s twitter account. Chef Eyester is very nice everytime we visit, he appreciates his customers who wear belts/pants very much!!

dr. zorders

April 19th, 2011
8:48 am

KOKO, you are right. The owner of Rosebud is mean to his customers. That’s why we stopped going there – oh, and because of this hateful diatribe: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2010/10/11/55-chef-ron-eyester/

Midtown Marty

April 19th, 2011
9:04 am

I hear the Flying Biscuit makes a great BM.

NOELE

April 19th, 2011
9:07 am

Rosebud.
You folks that dont like it, get a sense of humor- this comments are tongue in cheek, apparently they are hitting you a bit too close to home.

My Two Cents

April 19th, 2011
9:10 am

The Blue Ribbon Grill has awesome Bloody Mary’s and they are only $1.99 for Sunday Brunch.

ATLDawg, ya dig?

April 19th, 2011
9:19 am

Zing Zang…Steak Sauce…Lime..Extra Vodka. Whoever makes that has the best bloody in town.

Father Murphy

April 19th, 2011
9:19 am

I like a nice virgin mary

Sam

April 19th, 2011
9:23 am

Marlow’s Tavern by far! Their bacon-infused vodka makes for an amazing bloody mary!

Lee

April 19th, 2011
9:35 am

Angela

April 19th, 2011
9:40 am

The Porter in Little 5 Points. They make their mix from scratch and pickle their own okra!

Holly

April 19th, 2011
9:44 am

Um, UJoint has the best Bloody Mary EVER.

In Disbelief

April 19th, 2011
9:44 am

Dr. Z and Koko – That Rosebud guy really is a jerk…just read the link – thanks for posting. I would never go there if my life depended on it. His attitude toward people is SICK. Thanks for the FYI. There are so many good Bloody Mary’s, but if I had to pick one place, it would be Six Feet Under.
Thanks!

Amy Clay

April 19th, 2011
9:46 am

Six Feet under!!

Amy

April 19th, 2011
9:47 am

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Dauber Dybinsky

April 19th, 2011
9:57 am

Your Mom’s

KatyWatts

April 19th, 2011
10:13 am

The best Bloody Mary’s are at The Earl in East Atlanta…without a doubt!

Mimi

April 19th, 2011
10:19 am

Brake Pad in College Park!

Joshua

April 19th, 2011
10:25 am

Tavern @ Phipps actually does a pretty good job with theirs, and it is legitimately “homemade” – I see no one has mentioned them yet.

Ryan

April 19th, 2011
10:29 am

Best: Quattro on 12th and Piedmont at Piedmont Park. Great garnishes!

Worst: Park Tavern. The menu says it’s been “dragged through the garden”. Three rotted olives out of a gallon bucket from Sam’s does not constitute a drag through a garden!

Pro

April 19th, 2011
10:33 am

While I have not had all the ones listed on here by FAR the best one I have ever had is at Stienbechs (sp?) in whatever that little area is called where U-joint is. It was a masterpiece.

TNT

April 19th, 2011
10:48 am

Use V-8, tobasco, Worchestershire, lime juice, horseradish, pepper, and Celery salt. Better than anywhere in the bar!

Max

April 19th, 2011
10:49 am

KGo

April 19th, 2011
11:01 am

The Melting Pot on Peachtree!

Rosebag

April 19th, 2011
11:10 am

I have never been to Rosebud and never will based on that link. Not because I am easily offended. Not because I am afraid that chef will be mean to me….simply because that little snippet clearly indicates he is a hater who is not only a chef but thinks he is a comedian. Maybe he is a upset about that rosacia on his forehead? Regardless- what a bitter goose.

dr mary

April 19th, 2011
11:10 am

PF Chang’s – Best bloody mary ever!~ I think they use Zing Zang, but whatever it is, it’s excellent!!!

Ben

April 19th, 2011
11:28 am

Good God. Zing Zang is an abomination. What is wrong with you people? You need to try a real Bloody Mary.

Last Word

April 19th, 2011
11:35 am

Ooo, pickle juice!
I’ve heard of stuffed olives with a dash of the jar juice, but pickle juice?
Yum!

Last Word

April 19th, 2011
11:36 am

Oh, and Clamato instead of Tomato juice!

O4W

April 19th, 2011
11:39 am

Corner Tavern on Edgewood! Steven makes his own “sauce” to mix with the tomato juice, makes his own candied bacon to put on top, and plenty of Old Bay on the rim! You gotta try it!

Derek Major

April 19th, 2011
11:41 am

I would have Cowtippers slightly edging out Woof’s on Piedmont.

Awalk

April 19th, 2011
11:42 am

Knollwood Knook

Hobbs

April 19th, 2011
11:42 am

Diesel Filling Station. 870 N. highland. Just do it! It’s BOSS!

Health freak

April 19th, 2011
11:42 am

Before you all open your mouths – look at the sodium content on the label, than add the salt from other ingredients, and voila!!! There is your “great” BM. Too late to be surprised after your heart said “no more” due to the high BP (blood pressure)! Enjoy!!

Sean McCormick

April 19th, 2011
11:47 am

I can’t believe you feel the same way about Woof’s bloody marys mr wevans.

Lauren

April 19th, 2011
12:00 pm

Republic Social House has bottomless Bloody Mary’s and gives you brunch food all for $19! Y’all can’t beat that deal anywhere in Atlanta.

jimmy2square

April 19th, 2011
12:01 pm

Kaleidoscope Bistro for sure. Joey’s homemade stuff is the shizzle

Southside Panther

April 19th, 2011
12:09 pm

C & J Sports Bar and Grill makes a mean Bloody Mary – all of the bartendar are good, but Lady T Bloody Mary is smooth….ask for her.

former restaurant worker

April 19th, 2011
12:09 pm

in disbelief dr zoop and koko………i just saw what the chef wrote, he is absolutely right. too bad he had yo blemish those precious ego’s. but he is correct. if you do not like it , ask any restaurant manager or owner to truthfully tell you if he is right or wrong.

donkey200

April 19th, 2011
12:48 pm

I’m with the Zing Zang thang. But to follow instructions – Maggie’s in Toco Hills.

up north

April 19th, 2011
1:06 pm

…another place is Colonnade; but, boy, they make them strong!

Tom

April 19th, 2011
3:26 pm

Front Page News

tukute

April 19th, 2011
3:59 pm

No place like Front Page News for brunch on a Saturday or Sunday and their Bloody Mary Bar (Buffet style). Who knew so much can go into a Bloody Mary.

amanda

April 19th, 2011
9:13 pm

Steinbeck’s Ale House

KK

April 20th, 2011
9:05 am

Holeman and Finch

Cheffy

April 20th, 2011
3:22 pm

Corner Tavern Edgewood – Steven is the master at infusing vodka. His candied bacon bloody mary’s are insane.

Tim Stevens

April 21st, 2011
6:45 am

Market Restaruant in the W Buckhead makes a great Bloody Mary!

Tim Stevens

April 21st, 2011
6:48 am

Last Saturday of every month Markets does a party Brunch with a DJ and $14 bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s. Lots of fun!

JT

April 21st, 2011
1:05 pm

Nuevo Laredo when MJ is working KICKS ASS !!! Very tough to beat !!!

eli sonny

April 21st, 2011
8:29 pm

Excalibur hotel and casino in Las Vegas makes the best bloody mary I’ve ever tasted

RL

April 22nd, 2011
12:19 pm

Leon’s Full Service makes a great bloody mary.

JohnB

April 22nd, 2011
2:24 pm

Stats Sports Bar! They use Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix. I’m a bloody mary fanatic and it’s the best I’ve ever tasted.

micah maloof

April 23rd, 2011
10:13 am

Woolf’s sports bar on Lindberg. And yeppers – they use zing zang.

frenchie

April 23rd, 2011
10:26 pm

Fox Bros BBQ or Six Feet Under – hard to pick!

native Atlanta girl

April 24th, 2011
1:52 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville. Especially accompanied by the fried green tomatoes. yum!!!

Wendi

April 24th, 2011
11:01 am

SIX FEET UNDER

jim

April 24th, 2011
1:17 pm

Can’t beat The Colonnade

Clhe

April 24th, 2011
3:08 pm

Zucca in Decatur

dr. zorders

April 25th, 2011
10:37 am

dr. zorders,
I read the article you listed and saw nothing really offensive in it. He was asked a question and he answered it honestly with a little levity. It certainly was not as mean as the remarks that followed. Everything he mentioned would be truly aggrivating if I owned a restaurant. I think the cusromers he mentioned were rude and inconsiderant.