What's got veggies, has a kick, and is red all over? Why, it's a Bloody Mary, of course! Whether you like it with celery or an entire chicken wing, the drink plays host to an array of garnishments. While the drink may have been invented in New York, Austin is known for having many different variations of the beloved concoction. If you're craving this tomato juice-based libation, check out this list of the best Bloody Marys in Austin that will surely add some spice to your day!

Star Bar

Nestled on the west side of the historic 6th Street sits Austins own Star Bar. This bar has been serving thirsty Austin patrons for over 20 years, and their unique approach on drinks separates them from being just another bar.

Star Bar is famous for having an over-the-top spin on the classic Bloody Mary. Instead of the standard stalk of celery or chicken wing, they go the extra mile and put an entire chicken sandwich on top of the beloved beverage!

Along with the sandwich, the drink is dressed up with various veggies, cheese, popcorn, and even a mini muffin! If you're looking to wow out-of-town guests or just like your Bloody Mary packed to the brim with goodies, look no further. The drink is only available every third Sunday of the month, so mark it on your calendar and grab a Bloody Mary that's a drink and a meal all in one!

High Hat Public House

Sure, you've probably had a Bloody Mary made with vodka and tomato juice, but did you know there are other ways to make this savory drink? The High Hat public house is an East Austin establishment that is half-restaurant, half-bar that serves up artisan drinks that pair well with gourmet food.

One of the artisan drinks the public house serves up is a unique twist on our beloved cocktail. Instead of mixing their Bloody Marys with vodka, The High Hat spikes their Marys with sake, otherwise known as rice wine, creating a unique-tasting version of the famous drink. Create your own Sunday Funday by stopping in for brunch, sipping on a sake Mary, and enjoy a live jazz performance at the High Hat Public House.

Second Bar & Kitchen

Sunday Brunch is becoming a staple in the lives of many Austinites, and deciding on where explore next become a challenge within itself. Located in the heart of Downtown Austin, Second Bar + Kitchen is serving up more than class at their renowned establishment.

Second Bar has made a name for themselves by combining seasonal ingredients with local products to produce some of Austin's best artisan drinks and food. To no one's surprise, their Bloody Marys are no exception.

While they may not have the thrills and visual appeal of some of the other cocktails on this list, they're definitely the freshest and most straightforward. If you're looking to try out a Bloody Mary made with only locally-sourced ingredients, look no further. 

Guero's Taco Bar

Located on what could be named the most iconic street in Austin, Gueros Taco bar has held its rightful place for on South Congress for over 20 years. Along with a wide array of margaritas, beers, and salsas, Gueros also serves up a truly-Austin Bloody Mary.

Their take on Bloody Marys is made with Austins own Tito's vodka along with a house-made Bloody Mary mix. Visit Austin's most famous street and stop by Gueros for a salsa selection and a uniquely-Austin Bloody Mary. 

Casino El Camino Bar & Grill

6th Street is known for wild times and drinks, but how about wild drinks? Casino El Camino is serving up some of the most extravagant Bloody Marys on this list. The spice level of the drink can vary depending on preference, and they'll top it with just about anything the kitchen serves. So while you're bar-hopping on 6th stop in for an extravagant Bloody Mary topped with whatever garnish you can handle. 


When you think of Austin, the name Willie Nelson will probably cross your mind. It should be of no surprise that some bars in Austin have named a drink or two after the Austin legend. Known for its famous sausage, Frank in Downtown Austin serves up a Bloody Mary named after one of the local icons most renowned albums.

At Frank's, they serve their Bloody Marys topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, jalapeno stuffed olives, and pepperoncini. To top it all off, Frank's makes their Bloody Marys with Austins own Tito's vodka. Get your fill of your favorite tomato cocktail while paying respect to an Austin legend at Frank's!

Add some spice, freshness, and flavor to your life by grabbing one of Austin's best Bloody Marys!

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