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9 Over-the-Top Bloody Marys to Try in Nashville

Oversized portions and crazy garnishes abound with these nine bloody marys around Music City

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Call it the hair of the dog, call it the start of the party: It doesn’t matter what you want to call bloody marys as long as you don’t call this city Nashvegas. The bachelorettes will all tell you that the beloved bloody mary is proof that there’s never a bad time to start drinking, especially when living it up in Music City. Plenty of restaurants around town have taken to adding hot chicken spice to their bloody mary, in true new Nashville fashion, but this list features all of the interesting, unexpected, and over-the-top bloody marys that offer a morning drink and a meal all in one glass. From plentiful, belly-filling garnishes like charcuterie skewers and bao buns to grilled cheese sandwiches and a duo of whole fried Cornish hens, here are nine bloody marys to try in Nashville.

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1. The Lipstick Lounge

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1400 Woodland St #1939
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 226-6343
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The queer-friendly, “all are welcome” bar on the east side has been open for nearly 20 years, and serves up a spread of seven bloody marys on its menu. From standard to black pepper-infused vodka to a BLT bloody mary and a tequila-based bloody maria, there’s something for even the pickiest bloody mary fan here. Other interesting variations feature cucumber vodka, a healthy dose of horseradish, or a splash of pickle juice to up the ante.

2. Love And Exile Winery and Bar

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715 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 712-9780
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Love and Exile’s revived space post-tornado has a brand new menu, and that includes a bloody mary featuring Tito’s vodka, house bloody mary mix, and a charcuterie skewer to pair with those mushroom burrata bowls, eggs in purgatory, and breakfast sandwiches. or a nostalgic bowl of fruity pebbles.

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3. Hawkers Asian Street Food

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626A Main St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 600-4762
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Haven’t had enough Nashville hot chicken yet? Level up with a different form of spice via the fiery kimchi and house bloody mary at Hawkers. This one starts hot with St. George green chile vodka, then builds layers of flavor with Hawkers kimchi bloody mary mix, a jumbo cocktail shrimp, and kimchi stuffed olives.

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4. The Goat - Sobro

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211 Elm St
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 265-0455
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SoBro is the third location of the Goat in Middle Tennessee, and of course, they’ve got a spicy bloody mary on the menu. Here, the hot chicken bloody mary comes crowned with a boneless hot chicken wing and a hot chicken spiced rim, a biscuit, and a splash of pickle juice. Another hot-take is the farmhouse bloody with sriracha, Worcestershire, and a seasoning salt rim, gussied up with celery, a tater top, and a hard-boiled egg.

5. Sunda Nashville

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592 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 610-7566
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Another bloody mary to be reckoned with, the Chicago import’s “sumo mary” is served in a 32-ounce jar, featuring Sunda’s bloody mix and topped with a tocino grilled cheese, longanisa, a pork belly bao bun, a baked snow crab hand roll, karaage fried chicken, lumpia, Sunda potatoes, and a cucumber. This feast in a jar will set you back $38.

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6. Tavern

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1904 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-8580
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The popular brunch spot obviously touts a better-than-average bloody mary. Tavern’s cucumber mary starts with house-infused cucumber Finlandia vodka and the spicy bloody mary mix packs some heat.

7. Party Fowl

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719 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 624-8255
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The crowning jewel of Nashville’s over-the-top bloody marys in Nashville is the “brunch for two” at Party Fowl. Available at each location, this fishbowl-sized bloody mary weighs in at 55 ounces and costs $50. Truly brunch for two, indeed, this giant glass comes topped with two whole fried Cornish game hems, two whole Scotch eggs, eight fried okra, and a whole avocado.

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8. The Ainsworth - Nashville

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206 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(629) 800-5153
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Folks flock to the Ainsworth’s Nashville outpost for its “big a$$ hot chicken” bloody mary. This 32-ounce brunch drink featuring Tito’s and Ainsworth’s hot bloody mary mix comes crowned with a whole fried Nashville hot chicken, bacon strips, olives, celery, cherry tomatoes, and a waffle.

9. Tupelo Honey

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2000 Meridian Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 224-2600
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The Ashville-based restaurant in Franklin has another larger-than-life bloody mary — a bigger version of their dixie black pepper brunch drink with added pickled jalapeno, a green bean, cherry tomato, and celery with a lime-salt rim ($15.45).

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1. The Lipstick Lounge

1400 Woodland St #1939, Nashville, TN 37206

The queer-friendly, “all are welcome” bar on the east side has been open for nearly 20 years, and serves up a spread of seven bloody marys on its menu. From standard to black pepper-infused vodka to a BLT bloody mary and a tequila-based bloody maria, there’s something for even the pickiest bloody mary fan here. Other interesting variations feature cucumber vodka, a healthy dose of horseradish, or a splash of pickle juice to up the ante.

1400 Woodland St #1939
Nashville, TN 37206

2. Love And Exile Winery and Bar

715 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206
Love & Exile/Facebook

Love and Exile’s revived space post-tornado has a brand new menu, and that includes a bloody mary featuring Tito’s vodka, house bloody mary mix, and a charcuterie skewer to pair with those mushroom burrata bowls, eggs in purgatory, and breakfast sandwiches. or a nostalgic bowl of fruity pebbles.

715 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206

3. Hawkers Asian Street Food

626A Main St, Nashville, TN 37206
Delia Jo Ramsey/Eater Nashville

Haven’t had enough Nashville hot chicken yet? Level up with a different form of spice via the fiery kimchi and house bloody mary at Hawkers. This one starts hot with St. George green chile vodka, then builds layers of flavor with Hawkers kimchi bloody mary mix, a jumbo cocktail shrimp, and kimchi stuffed olives.

626A Main St
Nashville, TN 37206

4. The Goat - Sobro

211 Elm St, Nashville, TN 37210

SoBro is the third location of the Goat in Middle Tennessee, and of course, they’ve got a spicy bloody mary on the menu. Here, the hot chicken bloody mary comes crowned with a boneless hot chicken wing and a hot chicken spiced rim, a biscuit, and a splash of pickle juice. Another hot-take is the farmhouse bloody with sriracha, Worcestershire, and a seasoning salt rim, gussied up with celery, a tater top, and a hard-boiled egg.

211 Elm St
Nashville, TN 37210

5. Sunda Nashville

592 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
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Another bloody mary to be reckoned with, the Chicago import’s “sumo mary” is served in a 32-ounce jar, featuring Sunda’s bloody mix and topped with a tocino grilled cheese, longanisa, a pork belly bao bun, a baked snow crab hand roll, karaage fried chicken, lumpia, Sunda potatoes, and a cucumber. This feast in a jar will set you back $38.

592 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

6. Tavern

1904 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

The popular brunch spot obviously touts a better-than-average bloody mary. Tavern’s cucumber mary starts with house-infused cucumber Finlandia vodka and the spicy bloody mary mix packs some heat.

1904 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

7. Party Fowl

719 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
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The crowning jewel of Nashville’s over-the-top bloody marys in Nashville is the “brunch for two” at Party Fowl. Available at each location, this fishbowl-sized bloody mary weighs in at 55 ounces and costs $50. Truly brunch for two, indeed, this giant glass comes topped with two whole fried Cornish game hems, two whole Scotch eggs, eight fried okra, and a whole avocado.

719 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

8. The Ainsworth - Nashville

206 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Folks flock to the Ainsworth’s Nashville outpost for its “big a$$ hot chicken” bloody mary. This 32-ounce brunch drink featuring Tito’s and Ainsworth’s hot bloody mary mix comes crowned with a whole fried Nashville hot chicken, bacon strips, olives, celery, cherry tomatoes, and a waffle.

206 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

9. Tupelo Honey

2000 Meridian Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067
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The Ashville-based restaurant in Franklin has another larger-than-life bloody mary — a bigger version of their dixie black pepper brunch drink with added pickled jalapeno, a green bean, cherry tomato, and celery with a lime-salt rim ($15.45).

2000 Meridian Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

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