Bloody Marys are a Sunday institution; no brunch is complete without the strong, spicy cocktail that’s guaranteed to cure a hangover, whether it’s piled high with crazy toppings, or strays on the side of a simple, classic recipe.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Bloody Marys at the Jersey Shore, but we want you to pick the best one! As usual, we’re focused on Monmouth & Ocean Counties.
Scroll down to vote for your favorite, and if your personal favorite isn’t listed, let us know in the comments! The winner will be declared on Tuesday, November 17th.
The Bonney Read
The Bonney Bloody: 3 ounces of your choice vodka, tequila, or gin, topped with Bloody Mary mix, 1 clam, 1 jumbo shrimp and 1 jumbo snow crab claw, celery, large Spanish Queen Olive and a lemon with an old bay salted rim. All for $16, available every day. Be sure to vote below if the Bonney Bloody is your favorite!
533 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park (732) 455-3352
DIVE! Coastal Bar
Dive’s Sunday brunch menu features 6 different Bloody Marys. Go for the Bloody Hot Maria with tequila, extra hot sauce and garnished with a lime, or the Bloody BLT garnished with romaine heart leaf and topped with a crispy bacon strip. Just $7 on Sundays! See the full Bloody Mary menu here, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite below!
1072 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright (732) 268-7707
McDonagh’s is home to “the Ultimate Bloody Mary,” topped with a pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich, bacon and a Belgian waffle. Practically a three-course meal in a glass, all for $14. Vote below if this over-the-top creation is your favorite!
2 West Front Street, Keyport (732) 264-0999
MJ’s Pizza Bar & Grill
MJ’s offers a classic Bloody Mary for just $5 during Sunday brunch. Pick any of their 5 locations – a strong cocktail is never far away! Vote below if MJ’s is your favorite!
845 Rt 34 North, Matawan (732) 566-6220
1005 Rt 35 North, Middletown (732) 796-1400
1213 Sycamore Ave, Tinton Falls (732) 542-3131
3205 Rt 66 West, Neptune (732) 918-9700
Molly Pitcher Inn
The Molly is truly going outside the box with their Spicy Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters. A selection of the best freshly shucked East Coast Oysters & Molly Pitcher’s famous Bloody Mary Mix. You can find them on the lunch menu and the bar menu. Vote below to name the Molly Pitcher’s oyster shooters as your favorite Bloody Mary!
88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank (732) 747-2500
The Oyster Point Hotel
At the Oyster Point, the Bloody Mary is a popular favorite. Classic Bloody Mary ingredients with an Oyster Point twist! Vote below is the Oyster Point’s Bloody is your favorite.
146 Bodman Place, Red Bank (732) 747-2500
Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant
Rooney’s famous Bloody Mary mix offers the perfect balance of savory and spice, garnished with a pickle, celery, olives, lemon, lime and a jumbo shrimp cocktail… Served with an ocean view, of course. Vote below if Rooney’s has your favorite Bloody Mary!
100 Ocean Ave, Long Branch (732) 870-1200
St. Stephen’s Green Publick House
At a classic Irish pub, you can count on a classic Bloody Mary. Have a pint-sized hangover cure for just $4! And be sure to vote below!
2031 Highway 71, Spring Lake Heights (732) 449-2626
Tiki Bar at Driftwood
The Tiki Bar Bloody is served in a tall glass, premium shelf Purity Vodka, Campbell’s Tomato Juice, horseradish, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, fresh squeezed lime, salt & pepper and a little secret spice. Garnished with celery, gorgonzola stuffed olives, and a red pepper slice, regularly $9, but $5 on Sundays. It’s also the featured image on top of this page! To pick this Bloody Mary (and the awesome view that comes with it) as your favorite, vote below!
1485 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright (732) 842-0297
The newly opened Trama’s serves up a Tuscan Bloody Mary garnished with caper berries, heirloom tomatoes, and Gorgonzola cremificata-stuffed olives with a cracked pepper & sea salt rim. Don’t forget to vote for this Italian Bloody below!
115 Brighton Ave, Long Branch (732) 222-1121
At Yvonne’s, you build your own Bloody! You select the liquor, seasonings and toppings from a wide selection. Prices vary based on what you order. If you like having the freedom to create your own concoction, vote for Yvonne’s below!
1311 New Jersey 35, Neptune (732) 775-9004