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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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The Lipstick Lounge

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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.

Love And Exile Winery and Bar

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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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Hawkers Asian Street Food

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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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The Goat - Sobro

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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.

Sunda Nashville

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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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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.

Party Fowl

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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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The Ainsworth - Nashville

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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.

Tupelo Honey

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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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The Lipstick Lounge

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.

Love And Exile Winery and Bar

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.

Love & Exile/Facebook

Hawkers Asian Street Food

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.

Delia Jo Ramsey/Eater Nashville

The Goat - Sobro

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.

Sunda Nashville

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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.

Sunda/Facebook

Tavern

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.

Party Fowl

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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.

Party Fowl/Facebook

The Ainsworth - Nashville

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.

Tupelo Honey

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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).

Tupelo Honey/Facebook

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