Detroit’s best bloodies

By: Katie Goncalves | January 4, 2023

A Bloody Mary can be a divisive cocktail. Some people love them and others, not so much. But then within the realm of Bloody Mary making come a myriad of decisions to be made: spicy or mild? Vodka or another spirit? Topped with a million garnishes or completely plain? The options are endless for this popular brunch libation. If you are team all of the above, you absolutely need to check out these Metro Detroit spots creating some of the most outrageous Bloody Marys around. 

Bobcat Bonnie’s 

Various Locations

Bobcat Bonnie’s puts the DIY in brunch with their completely customizable BYO Bar. When you order a Bloody Mary, you’re served a glass with a shot of Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the rest is up to you. They have a variety of mixes, spices, sauces, seasonings, meats, cheeses, and vegetables.

Bloody Mary toppings at Bobcat Bonnie’s


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Grand Trunk Pub 

612 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Set in a building steeped in Detroit history, Grand Trunk Pub has some of the biggest Bloody Marys around. There are a few different ways you can order your cocktail. One option is with what resembles a garden on top, complete with a skewer of various peppers, vegetables, and cheeses. Another is topped with a wedge of a grilled cheese sandwich, a hard-boiled egg, and a pickle spear. Either way, you’re getting a whole meal with your Bloody Mary! 

Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar

19400 Northline Road, Southgate

Here’s the thing about Mallie’s Sports Grill and Bar: they don’t really do anything ordinary. Their food is massive and has been frequented by TV hosts for years. That is why their massive Bloody Marys are no surprise. Their Monster Bloody Mary is served in a gallon glass jar with a spout. Then, it’s topped with ten different skewers adorned with meats, cheeses, mozzarella sticks, pickles, chicken wings, mini, tacos, and more.

Monster Bloody Mary from Mallie’s

Sweetwater Tavern 

400 East Congress Street, Detroit

It’s hard to say exactly what makes the Bloody Mary at Sweetwater Tavern so great, but there’s definitely a secret ingredient inside. Their drink is topped with celery and a pickle plus a whole skewer of aged swiss, cheddar, hard salami, and one of their famous chicken wings. 


2460 Market Street, Detroit

Nestled in Eastern Market, Vivio’s has been voted Best Bloody Mary year after year in the Detroit area. They have a signature house mix that all of their 15 different Bloody Marys start with and the fun goes from there. Choose from options like the Famous Loaded complete with bacon, asparagus, prosciutto stuffed olives, pickle spear, lime, and a beer chaser. Or maybe something more unique like the 8 Mile that comes with a bag of Better Made chips and a Dearborn sausage stick.