Five Best Bloody Marys in Broward County

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Bloody Mary
So, if your father disrupted your happy home and discarded your mother because he wanted to marry some plump harlot and produce a male heir, you'd be pissed. And when Mary I was finally able to snatch up the throne (after the death of her sickly half-brother and fickle father, King Henry VIII), she was still pissed. All told, she burned more than 300 people at the stake on charges of heresy, got a less-than-adoring nickname ("Bloody Mary"), and died young.

All that aside, she left a legacy much more important, much more universal: Namely, a drink that is perfectly acceptable by most social standards to consume before noon, with or without a fabulous accompanying brunch. It's spicy, it's tangy, it's salty; it even functions as a delicious and effective hangover remedy. It's as filling as a bowl of tomato soup and as alcoholic as you need it to be.

 But where do you get one? At a time when microbreweries and margaritas are more en vogue, what little hideaway divvies up the best Mary? Well, the best-kept secrets stay that way, and we could never hope to complete a list befitting a queen (of Scots) -- but we did find some good ones.

5. Whale's Rib (2031 NE Second St, Deerfield Beach. Call 954-421-8880.) The bartender describes these as the best margaritas in town. And actually, they might be the best appetizers in town too: Besides its perfect, spicy taste, the Whale's Rib bloody mary comes with shrimp, celery, and lime.

4. Mug's Bar (2671 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-566-7782.) There is no better place in South Florida to watch an early-afternoon Sunday football game, shake off last night's hangover, and indulge in a bloody mary. Mug's peppery marys are no pushover patsies either -- they're spicy as hell and will burn last night's tequila right out of your guts.

3. Maracas Mexican Bar & Grill (3001 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-537-2002.) This is worth having on the list just because it's so bright and happy here. Ignore the other enticing drinks -- with names like "Sex en la Playa" and "Organic Prickly Pear Margarita" -- and opt for the Maracas Sunday brunch. Add an extra $5 to your $9.95 breakfast item and you will be swimming in unlimited bloody mary happiness.

2. Rosie's Bar & Grill (2449 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Call 954-567-1320.) No list of bloody marys would be complete without the Rosie's contribution. Rosie's Fabulous Brunch takes place every Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and during this time, you can procure $3 Ultimate Bloody Marys (also $5 mimosas and $10 Cruzan Voodoo buckets). This mary is one of Rosie's most popular drinks, and for good reason.

1. Hyatt Regency Pier 66 (2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-6666.) OK, so a $65 brunch is a little steep, but we need something on the list for the classy folk, right? Along with the buffet-style brunch and Intracoastal Waterway view, your bucks cover a tab of unlimited bloody marys. This also doubles as a fantastic place to take out-of-towners.They can ooh and aah over the view, and you can get shitfaced.

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3 comments
JGP
JGP

Please do the same for Palm Beach County! I've been on a search for great bloody marys in the area and I'd love some assistance.

Annie
Annie

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery is new (same location as Dirty Nelly's and Ft. Lauderdale Taverna Opa) and has $3 Bloody Mary's and $2 Mimosas every Sunday from 11am -5pm.

Chefted56
Chefted56

hotels should be disqualified, on local bars and restaurant, you should put all of "Wilton Manors" in a special catogory, in THE HALL OF FAME. I do know Suite 100 for the sat and sun brunch makes them from scratch!!!

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