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Check out how Savannah does the Bloody Mary at any of these nine locations throughout the Historic District! Varieties inspired by flavors from all over the world can be found right here in our favorite downtown area. Pubs, bars, restaurants and even diners all love to play around with the classic concept of liquor and tomato juice so get ready to drop any expectations going into Savannah’s Bloody Mary scene.

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The Ordinary Pub

4.5 ★
Starting off the compilation today is a place that is nothing close to “ordinary” despite what the name suggests. The Ordinary Pub on Broughton St is a popular location for fun times, great food and even better drinks. During the weekends, The Ordinary Pub features their very own special brunch menu from 10 am – 4 pm and this particular selection of food is even better than their original menu that is offered during all open hours. While trying out their avocado toast, chorizo brunch skillet, or a number of other light meals, don’t forget to check into what they offer for the bloody mary options. Stick with the classic Bloody Mary, can’t go wrong with what we already know is right. If you have more of an adventurous pallett, the Bacon Bloody Mary or the Bloody Tommy might be for you. The Bloody Tommy is a green drink made with tomatillo mix and pepper infused vodka. Take it a step further and ask about the Pickled Bloody Mary, made with pickling juice and hot sauce. From the spicy drinks and savory meals to food items like Bananas Foster French Toast, The Ordinary Pub has a brunch (and bloody mary selection) that will have you wishing everyday could be a weekend day. Even if you’re only in town during the week and can’t take advantage of brunch hours, don’t hesitate to try out The Ordinary pub’s normal menu from 4-10 pm any other day.

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Huey’s

4.3 ★
As if you needed any excuse to visit River Street while visiting Savannah, Huey’s is yet another reason to spend some of your day walking alongside the water. Huey’s On The River is a relaxed location with a menu full of Cajun style cuisine with a southern twist. Barbecue shrimp, catfish fingers, and Cajun gumbo all taste even better when you pair the meal with a Bloody Mary. House infused bloody mary vodka and a cajun rimmed glass enhance this cocktail in a way that will have you finishing the glass quickly just to taste more. There’s no better view in Savannah than the one you get from River Street’s finest restaurants and Huey’s has just the ambiance you need to get a feel for the most beautiful side of the city’s historic district. Visit this restaurant that went from being an old cotton warehouse in the 1800s to opening as Huey’s in 1987. We love a good history lesson here in Savannah, that must be why we keep finding new ways to use old buildings without tearing them down.

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Churchill’s

4.4 ★
From the open air rooftop dining area to the gorgeous tables set inside of a lovely British-inspired interior to the wine cellar downstairs, Churchill’s is the place for high class dining on Bay St and an impressive Bloody Mary during brunch. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm, you can take advantage of a brunch menu that includes everything you need from Scotch Eggs to Fish & Chips. Get a little bit of everything from British food trends with a hint of the south to go with one of Churchill’s Bloody Mary’s. If you’re looking for a kick, you’ve got it in their version of the well known cocktail, complete with habanero vodka, English cucumber, and a cocktail onion. Visit any of the three levels for time well spent and know that Churchill’s supports local farms and suppliers as often as possible. Don’t fret if brunch hours don’t work for your party, they are open from 11 am until at least 9 pm every day of the week.

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The Olde Pink House

4.6 ★
One of Savannah’s favorite fine dining establishments is The Olde Pink House on Abercorn St still manages to maintain a casual air, feeling inviting to all who come in for a meal and drinks. On Sunday and Monday, they are only open for dinner from 5-10 pm but every other day, they open at 11 am and this menu always satisfies. Sit down to an appetizer like Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke Fritters or Mac and Cheese Jalapeno Poppers in this historic colonial mansion and then get ready for a drink menu that might seem intimidating at first glance. Take a deep breath and get ready to read through ingredients that you wouldn’t imagine on this drink menu. Speaking of outstanding and outlandish cocktail ingredients, the Green Chile Bloody Mary uses olive juice and pickled okra to step up their version of the standard cocktail. The Olde Pink House has been featured in countless publications and is a regular point of discussion among locals. Give this establishment a try next time you need to impress the people you’re taking out for a meal, or the next time you want a bloody mary that keeps your taste buds wanting more.

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The Funky Brunch Cafe

4.4 ★
Cook your own pancakes with your favorite people without having to deal with any of the dishes at The Funky Brunch Cafe on east Broughton St. But first, order up one of their house recipe Bloody Mary’s. Served with olives and full of flavor, The Funky Brunch Cafe always serves up menu options that are filled with flavor and the Bloody Mary is no exception to that rule. Once you have had time to enjoy a few sips of your cocktail, browse the rest of this menu and then decide if you want breakfast or lunch. Whether you want to flip a few pancakes at your table or fill up on an “afternoon delight” style sandwich. Ask your server to bring out a plate of their well known “Funky Bread” and start your meal off with a little something sweet. Thursday through Monday, The Funky Brunch Cafe is open from 8 am – 2:30 pm and is one of Savannah’s favorite breakfast, brunch, or lunch restaurants. Extra cool points if you reference Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch while you’re sitting at the table.

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Rhett

4.3 ★
Serving brunch (and Bloody Mary’s) every day from 7 am – 2 pm before closing to prepare for dinner, Rhett is a proud southern restaurant located on Williamson St in the Alida hotel. This full menu is stocked with breakfast favorites like loaded grits, french toast, and house made pancakes. Satisfy lunch cravings as well with the Rhett smash burger, fried green tomato blt or a good old fashioned shrimp po boy. Their food selection is classic and simple, but the Bloody Mary Bar takes this sector up a notch or three with five different versions to pick from. Dead Run and Loose Canon are two that caught our eye, one actually has horseradish in it. These flavors are strong and stand out nicely from drink to drink. Rhett opens daily for lunch and dinner but the Bloody Mary Bar is only available for each day’s early shift.

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Zunzibar

4.8 ★
One of our favorites here at The Savannah Insider has always been Zunzibar on Drayton St. Top tier food, drinks, service, and ambiance all combine at this locally loved establishment right in the middle of downtown. Before we get to talking about the Bloody Mary, this menu is too noteworthy to skim over. Falafel bites and house made guacamole or hummus are easy to fill up on before the main course, but try not to. Save plenty of room for sandwiches that are almost always bigger than you’d expect. Even the Vegan meatballs seem to spill out of the freshly baked French bread. Sandwich names like the “Godfather” or “Fisherman’s Deck” will pique your curiosity even further so take your time reading their menu. Now to the real focus for today, the Bloody Mary that is available all week long. You won’t have to wait for brunch to enjoy anything off the drink menu and happy hour runs every day. Order one of two choices, the Reggae or Bird’s Eye Chili Bloody Mary and enjoy the Tito’s vodka used to make them. While drinking your cocktails, take in some live music if you happen to be there from 7-10 pm. Their live music lineup runs every day of the week and they are open every day from 11 am – 11 pm. Visit Zunzibar for great drinks and find out why this bar and restaurant has so many regular customers.

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Little Duck Diner

4.4 ★
When you think of a diner, cocktails might not be the first menu option to consider. Usually, breakfast is where the focus lies at restaurants like Little Duck Diner on St Julian Street. While the breakfast (and dinner) served at Little Duck Diner is as incredible as their patio seating, we want to spotlight their Hari Kari Bloody Mary. Their take on the drink comes with Thai pepper infused saki, bacon garnish, and the most adorable rubber ducky included. If you needed an excuse to take some photos for social media, Little Duck Diner’s Bloody Mary is just the thing. All of their signature cocktails come with the rubber duck, even the Lavender Bubble Bath Bellini. Nothing goes better with these drinks than a gourmet grilled cheese, among everything else that the menu offers. Open for breakfast and then dinner during the week, you will want to double check their website for hours as they close down for part of their open days. They say that “Southern Charm Meets Retro Eatery” at Little Duck Diner and they aren’t kidding. Every aspect of the restaurant from the gentle lighting and high ceilings to the staff that can’t stop smiling will have Little Duck Diner making you want to stick around as long as you can.

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The Grove

4.1 ★
On the weekends especially, the party is always going hard at The Grove in City Market. Walking down Congress St on any Friday or Saturday night, hearing the sounds of laughter, good music, and great times coming from any of The Grove’s multiple floors is part of the regular experience. On any normal day, they are open from 11 am – 2 am but you want to go for brunch on the weekends if you’re looking for a Bloody Mary. Having a snack or meal at The Grove during any open hours will take your taste buds on an unexpected journey in the best possible way, but brunch is where the deals are. From the Bloody Mary to Screwdrivers and Mimosas, these people know how to do brunch from 11 am – 3 pm every weekend. Don’t show up to this spot without being ready to eat, this particular menu is mouthwatering from the second you read about Shrimp and Sausage Gravy Biscuits. There’s much more to experience at this establishment than just the awesome food and drinks, but you are sure to leave The Grove with a vivid memory of flavorful food and a need to try more.

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Conclusion

There’s really no wrong way to make a Bloody Mary and Savannah knows this, constantly pushing the boundaries of a drink that has been done over and over again throughout the years. Have fun going to these establishments and finding out how far the old cocktail has come in recent times and don’t forget to visit our Articles tab for more information on all the best that Savannah has to offer. At The Savannah Insider, we take the time to talk about everything you need to know about visiting Savannah, Georgia. From the best places to eat Vegan to all the insider info on Happy Hour, we can’t wait to tell you more.