10 Best Places for a Bloody Mary in Ohio

Whether at a bar on Friday night with friends or over brunch on Sunday morning, the Bloody Mary is the ultimate drink. Generally made with tomato juice, vodka, and a variety of spices and intricate garnishes, this is a special drink in the world of cocktails. Have yours made with extra heat or complimented with bacon. Either way, you’ll be satisfied with the options at these 10 Bloody Mary places in Ohio.  

Maplewood Kitchen & Bar, Cincinnati, OH

Come to the Maplewood Kitchen and Bar where it’s all about a casual dining experience with style. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the Bloody Marys are to die for. There are two options to choose from, both of which are equally delicious: the traditional Bloody Mary and the Roasted Tomatillo Bloody Mary, both of which feature Tito’s vodka and house made Bloody Mary mix. In the Roasted Tomatillo mix, the drink features their Super Greens juice. 

The South Side, Cleveland, OH

Another great place in Cleveland for a Bloody Mary is The South Side, who’s ‘Mother Mary’ was named Best in Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine. The restaurant is a great place to unwind and relax after a long day’s work and features a gorgeous fireplace, perfect for warming up on those cold winter nights as you sip their deliciously sinful Mother Mary, available only on Sundays during brunch hours. What makes The Mother Mary stand out is its garnishes, which include but is not limited to: jalapeno-cheese popper, mozzarella moon and cherry tomatoes, Cajun bacon, deep fried pickle, mini taco, celery and more!

Market, Rocky River, OH

The Market reigns supreme when it comes to Bloody Marys. They’ve been named Best Bloodys in Cleveland by Scene Magazine and Thrillist for the last three years, and it’s easy to see why. The restaurant features unique, delicious foods and their infamous Bloody Mary cart, where in one trip you can get all the fixing for your drink. It’s a definite crowd favorite! Other Bloody Mary selections include The Hail Mary, the Spicy Pickle Bloody Mary, Mexican Mary, the Meat Market Mary and the Bourbon Bloody. 

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Joe’s Bar, Put-in-Bay, OH

While touring Put-in-Bay’s South Bass Island, it’s highly recommended that you make a pit stop at Joe’s Bar and Restaurant. Here you’ll find amazing dive bar food, a fun and inviting atmosphere, and a great Bloody Mary. The vodka and tomato juice are just the right combination of deliciousness and the celery is perfectly crunchable.

Dempsey’s Food and Spirits, Columbus, OH

Dempsey’s is known for their amazing full bar service and traditional American comfort food with an Irish flare, but for those who love a great Bloody Mary, it’s the restaurant’s ‘Make Your Own’ Bloody Mary bar on Saturdays and Sundays, this is the place to go. The bar features the base ingredient, tomato juice, along with a variety of hot sauces. They also feature mixers like Berry Blast, Orange Juice, and the Bloody Thirsty mix. If you’re feeling creative with your garnishes, there’s a little bit of everything to choose from, including raspberries and blueberries. 

Keystone Bar & Grill, Cincinnati, OH

The Keystone Bar and Grill opened their doors in 2007 and offer some of the best comfort food and beer selections in the Cincinnati area. They’re committed to giving back to their community while partnering with local businesses. And they’re all about being sustainable and environmentally friendly. The menu features nine different varieties of mac and cheese and on the weekends, six different types of Bloody Marys, including the Original Bloody, the Angry Bloody, and the Keystone Bloody.  

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The Pearl, Columbus, OH

The Pearl is a place where passion for food and fine dining comes first for guests and unforgettable culinary experience abounds. It’s a place for people who love food and is created with innovative culinary techniques and delicious made from scratch selections. In addition to the food, they also have a great selection of fine wines, beers, and brunch cocktails, including a Russian standard infused vodka Bloody Mary with house made tomato juice, pepper spiced rim and Miller Grenade. 

Buckeye Beer Engine, Lakewood, OH

Focusing on the best in craft beer and freshly prepared homemade American fare is the Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood, Ohio. It’s a great place to watch a game and have brunch with the family on Sundays or hang out on a Friday night. On Saturdays and Sundays, guests can enjoy the ‘Build Your Own’ Bloody Mary bar along with a delicious brunch of a gourmet Bob’z Big Boy’z Burger or the Huevosdilla. 

West End Tavern, Lakewood, OH

The West End Tavern has been in business since the mid-1980s and was once a classic American saloon. As the years went on, the Tavern decided to eventually add a ‘Create Your Own’ Bloody Mary bar to go along with their traditional Sunday brunch, except on Saturdays. Pair your drink with one of their scrumptious apple, bacon, and cheddar omelet or the southern fried chicken and waffles for a little kick!

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The Nauti Mermaid, Cleveland, OH

The Nauti Mermaid is located in Cleveland’s historical warehouse district and features a Key West crab shack vibe. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable, and the food and drinks are affordably priced so that everyone can enjoy a little slice of Key West in the city. Though they only have a traditional Bloody Mary to offer their guests, it’s definitely one of the best in the area, featuring their own homemade Bloody Mary mix. It also goes amazingly well with the shrimp! 

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