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Bloody Marys are the perfect brunch drink. Ideal for getting a little buzz on Sunday morning, or continuing the fun after Saturday night. With just about every brunch spot offering Bloody Marys, it can be difficult to decide where to go if you’re a true connoisseur. Here, we’ve rounded up six of the best Bloody Marys that Charleston has to offer.
The Darling Oyster Bar
“The Captain” is what they call their Bloody Mary at The Darling. And it has earned its title. Almost a meal in itself, the drink features a king crab claw, crab leg, shrimp, a hushpuppy, celery, olives, and lime. The Captain is only available during brunch. Try it or one of their oyster shooters with one of their entrees.
Adding to the garnish madness is the contender from Sticky Fingers. Their version is served with lemon and lime…and a smoked rib. With several locations throughout the Lowcountry, you can enjoy the Bloody Mary no matter what part of town you live in. Make sure you get enough napkins so you can clean up those sticky fingers when you’re done.
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
Fleet Landing is a mecca for seafood lovers. Right on the water, you’ll get the freshest catches and the most refreshing cocktails. And their Bloody Mary doesn’t disappoint. They have just the right spice and are garnished with classics like okra, olives, and celery. Best enjoyed while looking out over the water.
Page’s Okra Grill
People flock to Page’s Okra Grill in Mount Pleasant for good southern cookin’. From fried green tomatoes to grits, Page’s has it down. If you’re around for one of their own make your own Bloody Mary bars, then you’ve hit the jackpot. You can have a field day with garnishes from the relish tray and bacon or crab legs. We’ve even spotted one with a waffle…so you can go bloody crazy.
The Macintosh’s take on this brunch staple is one of the best. Well actually, three of the best since there are three varieties to choose from: bacon (so you can still get that meat fix), pickled, and Sambai cilantro. No matter which one you choose, it will have the right kind of kick and will pair well with one of the delicious dishes on the brunch menu.
A favorite spot for brunch, Eli’s Table has one of the best Bloody Marys in Charleston. Their Bacon Bloody Mary is made with house-infused bacon vodka, Zing Zang and a bacon garnish. Patrons say that the Bloody Marys are strong and the food is delicious. So if you’re a brunch lover, then put Eli’s Table on your list.