1. Dunlays on Clark.
This classic Bloody from Dunlays never disappoints. Dunlays is one of the first places I brunched when I moved to Chicago so this Bloody will always have a special place in my heart. And what's not to love about getting a pony boy of Miller High Life on the side?
2. Au Cheval.
It's like a relish tray in a Bloody and it's delicious. Au Cheval is probably one of my favorite spots in the city. If you come to Chicago, come to Au Cheval.
My photo doesn't do this Bloody justice. Let's just say there's a reason Twisted Spoke continues to make everyone's list for having the best Bloody, because it's just that good. And so is their food. Get their breakfast chilaquiles and your life will never be the same.
For obvious reasons. And because I'm just a fan of Home Slice in general. This place has it figured out, there's never been a time when I've come here and it's not completely packed.
I love when Bloodys are a little darker than usual. And anything when a side of jerky is good in my book.
6. Eleven City Diner.
Just like their food portions, this Bloody comes oversized and overly good. I was pleasantly surprised with how good Eleven City's Bloody is. It has just the right amount of garnishes and spice.
I also love the meat and potatoes Bloody from Bangers and Lace, as well as the Bloody Mary from Publican with a beer back of Zombie Dust, but I'm struggling to find my photos of them at the moment. And honestly this list could go on and on but now I'm hungry so I need to wrap it up.
The bottom line is this, Chicago is full of great Bloody Marys. I know there's hundreds more I need to try. The next places on my list to hit up include Fountainhead, Longman & Eagle, Smoke Daddy, The Grid and The Savoy. Know somewhere else I should go? Comment below!
And #7 (honorable mention) goes to Chef Chris for whipping up these bad boys in our kitchen a few months ago.
Hope you all have a bloody good weekend!