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Eau Claire's 5 Favorite Bloody Marys

Is there ever a time that doesn’t call for a good Bloody Mary… decadent with olives, cheese, a pickle, and even a Laffy Taffy? The answer, naturally, is no because it is always a good time for a Bloody! Check out the 5 places Eau Claire locals claim are the best places to grab this tasty drink (preferably on a Sunday).

1. Court'n House Bar & Grill 

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

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.

2. Ray's Place

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

Ray’s Place - the epitome of what you would expect from a traditional Wisconsin bar in the best way possible. Get settled in at Ray’s Place for a thick Bloody Mary and some darn good hot beef and cheese sandwiches. Seriously… they have to be one of the best kept secrets in Eau Claire. The sandwiches come on napkins and the beer is poured in frosted mugs. While you give their Bloody Marys a shot, get a spoonful of their homemade mustard too. It’s a showstopper!

3. Amber Inn

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

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.

4. VFW

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

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 crowdpleaser too. What else can you ask for on a Sunday?!

5. Big T's Saloon

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

As you can see, the Bloody Mary’s 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 Mary’s taste good at any hour of the day, so get here early and pull up your seat at the bar for a good time!

BONUS BLOODYS

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.

Happy Hollow Tavern

Over in AltoonaHappy Hollow has it all. One Bloody Mary is not enough here; just order two right away because you’ll be here for a while! They have several pool tables, dart boards, and a lot of wide open space if that sounds like you’re kind of party. Did we mention that their fish fry rocks socks off? Two words: beer battered.

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.