The anatomy of a perfect Bloody Mary includes but is not limited to the following: fresh tomato juice, flavored vodka, salty pickle juice, a few splashes of spicy seasonings, and is usually garnished with a pickle and celery stalk. However, Eau Claire's bars and restaurants have become the masters of crafting a perfect Bloody Mary and have rewritten the rules of Bloody Mary making. Only in Eau Claire will you lay your eyes on a Bloody Mary topped with sugared donuts, sliders, candy, and, of course, an overload of cheese. Say hello to Eau Claire's favorite Bloody Marys below!

Bloody Mary topped with cheese, olives, Laffy Taffy with a side of beer at Big T's Saloon in Eau Claire

1. Big T's Saloon

As you can see, the Bloody Marys at Big T's are essentially a big lunch buffet on a stick with a side of alcohol! They arguably are the best in town and something you won’t want to miss on your next Sunday. Sundays at Big T’s are a hoot and a half; the Bloodies are only $5 so expect the bar to fill quick! You can expect locals and visitors gulping down food and drinks daily, but football season at Big T’s is the real party. Bloody Marys taste good at any hour of the day, so get here early and pull up your seat at the bar for a good time!

A Bloody Mary served with pickle, olive, mini donuts, hard-boiled egg and bacon at Northern Tap House

2. Northern Tap House

If there's one thing we know, it's that Northern Tap House is pure genius when it comes to creating Bloody Marys! They offer different kinds that come topped with different foods and additions and surprisingly, they pair perfectly with the drink itself. Bonus: they have an ALL-DAY happy hour on Sundays! 

A Bloody Mary and a chaser served at The Alibi Lounge in Eau Claire

3. The Alibi Lounge

Some of the Eau Claire locals claim that the best Bloody in town can be found at The Alibi Lounge. While you're welcome to order a Bloody Mary any day of the week, we'd recommend stopping in on Saturdays or Sundays to get the full Alibi Bloody experience. Get this tomato juice cocktail topped with pickles, olives, bacon, peppers, cucumbers, ham + pickle roll-ups, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, and radishes (that's a mouth full!). 

A flight of 3 Bloody Marys and a beer chaser served at 44 North in River Prairie

4. 44 North

Instead of trying one Bloody Mary, how about sipping on three? 44 North in River Prairie offers Bloody Mar Flights! You get to choose a Bloody Mary made with different flavored vodka and of course, you get your choice of beer for a chaser in your tray too. 

Bloody Mary served with pickles, olives and a shot of beer at Court'n House in Eau Claire

5. Court'n House Bar & Grill

If you’re looking for your classic Bloody Mary, great service, and a welcoming midwestern environment, this is the place. The Bloody Marys speak for themselves; however, if the drink is not concocted up to your standards, the servers will make sure that it is made just the way you like it. Not to mention the incredible burgers here… an elastic waistband is recommended anytime you frequent Court’n House. With the regulars stopping in, television sets above the bar to watch your favorite sports teams, and great conversation with waiters and bartenders, a visit here will make you feel like a local.

a group of women drinking Bloody Marys at Wander Inn

6. Wander Inn Bar & Grill

Wander Inn in Wheaton, WI knows a thing or two about crafting the perfect, classic Bloody Mary. No pickles, celery, lemons, olives, or meat sticks are needed for these tomato juice cocktails. Wander Inn keeps their Bloodys simple but so delicious and filled with so much flavor. By pairing their Bloody Mary with a burger and order of fries, you'll have the perfect Wisconsin dinner! Check out more ways to explore Wheaton, WI here.

A Bloody Mary in a glass served with a salted rim, pickle, olive at lemon at Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub

7. Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub

Have you ever indulged in a Bloody Mary that is made with horseradish? Yes, we can admit it sounds a little strange/intriguing... but we can assure you that it's a game-changer when it comes to this making this cocktail. They add Silver Spring horseradish to their Bloody Marys at Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub. Take a chance and try it! 

Bloody Mary served at Reboot Social in downtown Eau Claire

8. Reboot Social

Go back in time to the 80s by planning a trip to Reboot Social! Reboot is both a casual restaurant and an arcade in the heart of downtown Eau Claire. Definitely come here for the games and food, but also, give their Bloody Mary a shot! Reboot Social has a bar both on the first and lower level of the restaurant and they will mix you up a Bloody so rich and flavorful that you won't be able to stop thinking about it after your first sip!

A Bloody Mary served with a beer chaser, lemon, olives, and a pickle at The Livery

9. The Livery

The Livery is the perfect blend between casual and fine dining making it the perfect place to go for your next Bloody Mary hankering. With a one-of-kind, rustic vibe inside, a beautiful patio outside for summer dining, and mouthwatering food, it’s hard for The Livery to get anything less than 5 stars.

A Bloody Mary served with a pickle and a beer chaser at the Do Dodge Inn

10. Do Dodge Inn

When it comes to Wisconsin, there are many "dive" bars that are considered to be hidden gems by the locals. The Do Dodge Inn is one of those. This bar mixes up on killer Bloody Mary and pours you a nice cold and crisp chaser to sip along with it. 

A Bloody Mary served in a glass with a pickle at Mogie's Pub

11. Mogie's Pub & Restaurant

When you need a place to go for a casual dining experience but one that will leave your taste buds happy, Mogie’s is your destination. Their Bloodies obviously make this list because they are incredible. But, they taste even better when paired with the other items on their food menu. We recommend the spuds. No, seriously. Get the spuds; they are a game-changer when it comes to appetizers.

Bloody Mary served with a pickle, olives, and a shot of beer at Ray's Place in Eau Claire

12. Ray's Place

Ray's Place makes a showstopper of a Bloody Mary. This traditional Wisconsin bar is where it's at. Apart from the Bloodies, they serve up one of Eau Claire's most iconic dishes - hot beef sandwiches. Trust us - you need both of these things in your life.

Bloody Mary topped with a pickle with a side shot of beer at Amber Inn in Eau Claire

13. Amber Inn

Amber Inn is about as Wisconsin as it gets. Being one of Eau Claire’s oldest bars and restaurants, they know what they’re doing from their Bloody Marys to their burgers. It’s that kind of place where you go for some feel-good comfort food. Insider Tip: pair your Bloody here with their Jalapeño Cheese Curds… oh, and a burger. Basically… come hungry.

Bloody Mary topped with cheese, olives, pickles and a side of beer at the VFW in Eau Claire

14. VFW

If you’re stopping at VFW on a Sunday, you surely will not be disappointed. They have football, a great view of the Dells Pond, killer Bloody Marys (of course), and their breakfast is an Eau Claire crowd pleaser too. What else can you ask for on a Sunday?!

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