The Best Bloody Marys in Austin

There’s nothing like a freshly made bloody mary to curb your morning cravings and cure a wicked hangover. With delicious tomato juice, celery and a little hair of the dog, you can’t go wrong! But if you’re on the hunt for the best bloody mary in Austin, you have to try these fantastic brunch spots in Austin that take bloody marys to the next level. From bacon and chipotle to pickled veggies and habanero, here’s where to find the best Bloody Marys Austin has to offer.

Casino El Camino

Known for their world famous burgers, Casino El Camino is a casual 6th street bar with great drink specials and good grub. The atmosphere is friendly and the jukebox tunes are always on point. Though many frequent this place for lunch to try one of their famous burgers, folks also love the flaming hot habanero bloody marys that will put a little hair on your chest in the morning. Made with habanero and vodka and packed with bacon, sausage, cheese, onion, gherkins and banana peppers, this fiery concoction is a great way to kick off brunch.

Tip: Pair it with one of their award winning burgers like The Amarillo with roasted Serrano chiles, jalapeno jack cheese and cilantro mayonnaise or The K.C. burger with smokey BBQ sauce, grilled onion and cheddar cheese.

Moonshine Grill

One of Austin’s most bangin’ brunch spots, Moonshine is the ultimate go-to for all-American classic comfort foods with a twist. Centered in the heart of downtown Austin, Moonshine’s menu is filled with superb southern style dishes like Fried Green Tomatoes with smoked shrimp, remoulade and pimento, Southern Grit Cake with fried crawfish, aioli and house hot sauce and Hill Country BBQ Babyback Ribs with apple bbq and tobacco onions. But what really draws crowds to this longtime eatery is their bodacious brunch, where you can find Chicken Fried Steak, bottomless mimosas, Shrimp and Grits and a refreshingly tangy homemade chipotle Bloody Mary that you can sip while you wait for a table. It’s like the southern interpretation of your classic Bloody Mary.

Tip: Pair it with one of Moonshine’s tasty Texan platters like the Chicken and Waffles with lemon butter, maple syrup, chipotle cream gravy.

Phoebe’s Diner

Located in eclectic south Austin, Phoebe’s Diner is an adorably kitschy 50’s style diner that offers classic American dishes, craft beer and good ol’ fashioned smoked bbq with a fun Austin twist. The great thing about this spot is that their loaded brunch menu is served all day, so you can sleep in as late as you want and still catch a great mid-day meal. Popular menu picks include the ’04 Platter with smoked brisket, two eggs, coffee BBQ sauce, pickled chiles & hashbrown casserole, The Cheeky Monkey: a 6 minute egg wrapped in sausage, potatoes, & smoked cheddar, then crispy fried & served on sage sausage gravy, and the Crab Cake Benedict with gulf blue crab cakes, poached eggs, hollandaise & fingerling potatoes. And the best part is you can order one of Phoebe’s Diner’s unique and tangy bloody marys made with sake, zing zang and pickled chilis to wash it all down.

Tip: Pair it with Phoebe’s decadent Goat Cheese Grits or Deep Fried French Toast topped with whipped cream and sweet syrup.

Buzz Mill

Set up in east Austin and San Marcos, Buzz Mill is a rustic coffee house and hangout that serves an impressive list of beers and ciders along with great java and specialty craft cocktails. This casual 24-hour bar boasts a fantastic drink list plus live music, so you can sip and relax to the sounds of south Austin. Buzz Mill is known for their special events such as comedy nights and market days as well as their delicious list of housemade infused liquors that they serve alongside some of Austin’s best food trucks like 1776 Cheesseteak Co., Lil Nonna’s Pizza and Plow Burger. The specialty Honey Badger Latte with local honey, cinnamon and vanilla and the Flap Jack Latte with maple syrup, sea salt and cinnamon are among the most sought after caffeinated beverages. But If you find yourself in need of something with a little more kick, try Buzz Mill’s homemade pickle bloody mary, which includes pickle-infused vodka and all the fixins you can fit at their bloody mary bar.

Tip: Pair with a scrumptious breakfast taco and some live tunes.

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One of Rainey’s hottest new Asian fusion additions, Anthem specializes in uber tasty “Tex-Asian” fare that ranges from burgers and edamame to Brisket Rangoon and Shishito Pepper Queso. Anthem also has hoppin happy hours that include $4 house margaritas, $2 Lonestar drafts and $4 wine by the glass. Whether you’re in the mood for something hot or raw, Anthem has you covered. Their popular Aloha Burger comes with a flat top seared Angus beef patty, jalapeño spam, braised bacon, gruyere cheese, grilled pineapple, sake braised onions, truffle yuzu and miso aioli and their funky Freaky Tiki Taquitos are made with kimchi, jack cheese, applewood smoked bacon, cilantro, Korean cream, Polynesian pico and house shishito pepper queso. Of all the drinks offered at Anthem, including the Magnum P.I. with pineapple-infused Cruzan rum, the Cheech + Chong with tequila and jalapeño and the super strong Zombie cocktail with three different rums and absinthe, the star of the show for brunch has to be their Mizu Mary. This asian-inspired brunch drink is made with mizu lemongrass shochu, house Asian-spiced bloody mary mix, celery bitters and pickled veggies.

Tip: Pair it with their Chicken and Waffle V2.0, which comes with honey Sriracha JFC popcorn chicken, jalapeño Hong Kong waffle, charred pickled okra relish, barrel-aged maple syrup and white shoyu gravy.


Built inside a historic east Austin home, Rosewood is a charming little restaurant and bar that dishes out nostalgically delicious brunch, lunch and dinner in a cozy setting. Executive chef Jesse DeLeon, along with pastry chef Aria Alba, love to play with classic childhood favorites and bring something totally new to the table. On the brunch menu you can find everything from homemade donuts, empanadas and spicy jalapeño-chedder sausage kolaches to Peach Leaf Pancakes topped with créme fraiche and candied pistachio and Fried Oyster Tacos with marinated zucchini, toasted peanuts and thai chili. Rosewood’s classy Rosemary Mimosas with grapefruit are among the best in the city, and their spicy Habanero Bloody Marys will keep you coming back every weekend. Made with a refreshing blend of Deep Eddy Vodka, habanero, watermelon, tomato, celery, lime, these bloody marys make the perfect brunch pairing or quick pick-me-up before heading out to explore Austin.

Tip: Pair with Rosewood’s coveted Barbacoa brunch, which comes with hash browns, crema, and poached eggs.


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