Sipping Sunday: Metro Detroit’s Best Bloody Mary Brunches

September 14, 2023
pickle bloody mary from bobcat bonnies

Photo courtesy of Bobcat Bonnie's

In Metro Detroit, brunch is more than a meal; it’s an experience. And what better way to accentuate this culinary ritual than with a Bloody Mary in hand? These spicy, personality-filled drinks that mix tomato juice with vodka and a plethora of other ingredients are right for any special occasion – or that you got up early enough to meet your friends at a local restaurant. 

If you’re looking to try a Bloody Mary for brunch or just to see what all of the hoopla is about, these are some Metro Detroit bars and eateries that have put a lot of love and effort into their recipes for the classic adult beverage for you to consume responsibly. 


2460 Market Street, Detroit

They brag about being voted the “Best Bloody Mary” year after year. There’s a good reason – there’s an entire Bloody Mary Menu here. One called the “Detroiter Bloody Mary” is made with Detroit Distillery Vodka and has skewers that feature thick-cut bacon, spicy asparagus spears, prosciutto stuffed olives, Srodek’s smoked sausage, pickle spear, lime, a hard-boiled egg, and a beer chaser.

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24600 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores

This St. Clair Shores favorite along the Nautical Mile on Nine Mile is a foodie as well as a boater’s paradise. Great food is the draw but people come back time and again for its well-poured drinks. Its Bloody Mary is simple and clean, and you can enjoy it in the scenic waterfront restaurant, which has both indoor and outdoor bar options. 


Multiple locations in Metro Detroit

Ask anyone near Detroit and Ferndale for a Bloody Mary recommendation and they’ll send you to Bobcat Bonnie’s. This Corktown neighborhood gastropub is known for one of the best brunch cocktails around. The Bloody Mary is a build-your-own adventure with regular or spicy mixes. You also get a packed skewer with meat and cheese or you can go with a veggie option. With a build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar, your drink should be perfect for your liking. 

Photo courtesy of Bobcat Bonnie’s


719 Griswold Street, Detroit

There’s a reason why so many people include Dime Store on their lists for brunch awesomeness. The food is consistently top quality and its Bloody Mary’s features Vivio’s, vodka, and a McClure’s Pickle. You can get it by the glass or by the pitcher. If you have a group with you that enjoys a well-made drink, then you’ll want to try the pitcher for sure.  

Remember to drink responsibly and plan ahead with a designated driver or utilize a driving service.

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was authored by Karen Dybis.