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The bloody mary is a drink for all seasons.
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8 Places in the Seattle Area to Sip a Mighty Fine Bloody Mary

Some are topped with sliders and tacos, while others have a splash of pho

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Whether loaded up with spice or decorated with elaborate garnishes, bloody marys have become a daytime cocktail icon. And, in a city that loves its brunches and booze, there are plenty of places that do it right. Below is a small selection of bars and restaurants that will satisfy that savory booze craving, from slider-topped monstrosities to wasabi-infused twists. (Oh, and here’s why the best time to order a bloody mary may actually be after dinner.)

These are listed geographically, from north to south, not in order of preference. It’s also a list that will be updated and expanded over time, so if there’s a spot you think we missed, please send us a tip.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sam's Tavern

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15740 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 861-7246
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The bloody marys at this Seattle institution (with four locations in the area, including this roomy Redmond spot) has earned some national recognition for its excessive accoutrements, which includes a slider as a garnish. Beyond the flashy presentation, the bacon-infused vodka delivers a depth of flavor worthy of a classic. There’s also a spicy mango version for those who want a little citrus to cut the spice.

A stack of hamburgers on a bar at Sam’s Tavern, next to a bloody mary topped with a beef slider.
The bloody marys at Sam’s offer beef, chicken, and vegetable slider options.
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2. Hattie's Hat Restaurant

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5231 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 784-0175
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Ballard’s legendary bar (which has been operating for over a century) currently has nine different types of bloody marys on its menu, including a smoky mezcal version and one with house-infused bonito flakes. The eye-watering serrano chili pepper option beckons the more adventurous, but for those who’d rather stick to the classic, “Elsie’s Famous” is well-balanced and boozy.

3. Blue Star Cafe and Pub

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4512 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 548-0345
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Wallingford’s Blue Star lets customers pick and choose from a variety of garnishes, including olives, peppers, and pickled cauliflower — and, occasionally, even corndogs. The base concoction is strong enough on its own (and purists may scoff at any more than a celery stick or two), but there’s no harm in customization.

A bloody mary in a mason jar next to a selection of other containers displaying a variety of garnishes.
Blue Star Cafe and Pub offers some options for bloody mary garnishes.
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4. Monsoon Seattle

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615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-2111
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Those looking for something a little different should visit this Vietnamese restaurant in Capitol Hill (or Bellevue) at brunch for its “Bloody Alternative,” a bloody mary twist that features gin, kummel, and a splash of pho. Perfectly Seattle.

A closeup of a bloody mary in a glass, garnished with lemon, basil, and olives.
Monsoon’s bloody mary is made with gin and pho.

5. Toulouse Petit

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601 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 432-9069
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Bringing New Orleans flavors to Lower Queen Anne for the past 10 years, this neighborhood favorite is known for its popular happy hours, including a weekday breakfast menu with house-mixed bloody marys for $7 (from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.). The rim of creole salt adds a nice Big Easy touch, pairing well with the andouille hash and beignets.

6. Queen Anne Beerhall

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203 W Thomas St
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 659-4043
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Though its understandably known more for its brews, this spacious Eastern European influenced beerhall has a surprisingly robust bloody mary selection on its weekend brunch menu. There’s a bourbon and pepper jam offering, but for vodka loyalists, the signature drink made with Ketel One and berechka, topped with a delightfully salty landjäger, should satisfy. Pro tip: order the pilsner chaser for an extra $2.

7. Lottie's Lounge

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4900 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 725-0519
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This Columbia City dive has a whole section of its weekend bagel brunch menu dedicated to different bloody marys, including a wasabi version and one with beet-infused vodka. Those who aren’t afraid of more spice can level up certain offshoots accordingly. And they all go well with a toasted everything topped with cold-smoked lox.

8. Bang Bang Kitchen

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4219 South Othello Street Suite 111B and C
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 420-3146
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This Othello restaurant specializes in New Mexico-influenced dishes, particularly burritos loaded with hatch chiles. Appropriately, the bloody marys here pack a punch, and are adorned with mini tacos topped with guacamole. There’s an option to add spicy ancho reyes liquor for those who are really gluttons for punishment.

A jar of bloody mary with Bang Bang Kitchen’s logo, garnished with asparagus and lemon.
Bang Bang Kitchen’s bloody mary comes topped with a taco.
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1. Sam's Tavern

15740 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052
A stack of hamburgers on a bar at Sam’s Tavern, next to a bloody mary topped with a beef slider.
The bloody marys at Sam’s offer beef, chicken, and vegetable slider options.
Courtesy of Sam’s Tavern

The bloody marys at this Seattle institution (with four locations in the area, including this roomy Redmond spot) has earned some national recognition for its excessive accoutrements, which includes a slider as a garnish. Beyond the flashy presentation, the bacon-infused vodka delivers a depth of flavor worthy of a classic. There’s also a spicy mango version for those who want a little citrus to cut the spice.

15740 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052

2. Hattie's Hat Restaurant

5231 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Ballard’s legendary bar (which has been operating for over a century) currently has nine different types of bloody marys on its menu, including a smoky mezcal version and one with house-infused bonito flakes. The eye-watering serrano chili pepper option beckons the more adventurous, but for those who’d rather stick to the classic, “Elsie’s Famous” is well-balanced and boozy.

5231 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

3. Blue Star Cafe and Pub

4512 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
A bloody mary in a mason jar next to a selection of other containers displaying a variety of garnishes.
Blue Star Cafe and Pub offers some options for bloody mary garnishes.
Blue Star Cafe and Pub/Official

Wallingford’s Blue Star lets customers pick and choose from a variety of garnishes, including olives, peppers, and pickled cauliflower — and, occasionally, even corndogs. The base concoction is strong enough on its own (and purists may scoff at any more than a celery stick or two), but there’s no harm in customization.

4512 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

4. Monsoon Seattle

615 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
A closeup of a bloody mary in a glass, garnished with lemon, basil, and olives.
Monsoon’s bloody mary is made with gin and pho.

Those looking for something a little different should visit this Vietnamese restaurant in Capitol Hill (or Bellevue) at brunch for its “Bloody Alternative,” a bloody mary twist that features gin, kummel, and a splash of pho. Perfectly Seattle.

615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

5. Toulouse Petit

601 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Bringing New Orleans flavors to Lower Queen Anne for the past 10 years, this neighborhood favorite is known for its popular happy hours, including a weekday breakfast menu with house-mixed bloody marys for $7 (from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.). The rim of creole salt adds a nice Big Easy touch, pairing well with the andouille hash and beignets.

601 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

6. Queen Anne Beerhall

203 W Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98119

Though its understandably known more for its brews, this spacious Eastern European influenced beerhall has a surprisingly robust bloody mary selection on its weekend brunch menu. There’s a bourbon and pepper jam offering, but for vodka loyalists, the signature drink made with Ketel One and berechka, topped with a delightfully salty landjäger, should satisfy. Pro tip: order the pilsner chaser for an extra $2.

203 W Thomas St
Seattle, WA 98119

7. Lottie's Lounge

4900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

This Columbia City dive has a whole section of its weekend bagel brunch menu dedicated to different bloody marys, including a wasabi version and one with beet-infused vodka. Those who aren’t afraid of more spice can level up certain offshoots accordingly. And they all go well with a toasted everything topped with cold-smoked lox.

4900 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

8. Bang Bang Kitchen

4219 South Othello Street Suite 111B and C, Seattle, WA 98118
A jar of bloody mary with Bang Bang Kitchen’s logo, garnished with asparagus and lemon.
Bang Bang Kitchen’s bloody mary comes topped with a taco.
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This Othello restaurant specializes in New Mexico-influenced dishes, particularly burritos loaded with hatch chiles. Appropriately, the bloody marys here pack a punch, and are adorned with mini tacos topped with guacamole. There’s an option to add spicy ancho reyes liquor for those who are really gluttons for punishment.

4219 South Othello Street Suite 111B and C
Seattle, WA 98118

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