Food & Drink

These are Philly’s 5 best Bloody Marys

Published On 02/03/2014 Published On 02/03/2014

In honor of football, drinking, America, and YOU, we proclaim the Monday after the Super Bowl shall henceforth be known as National Hangover Day. It’s a day for hangovers to be celebrated, embraced, and combated in the most enjoyable of ways -- namely, eating delicious food, and possibly drinking more. The ultimate goal? Getting the entire country a day off work, a beautiful dream you can help make happen by signing this petition to our sports-loving President right here and tweeting it.

The immediate goal though? Fixing that hangover with Philly's best Bloody Marys...

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National Mechanics
Old City
Even better than this place's screening of "the funniest p**n ever made" is their Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar, which features tons of hot sauce options, the chance to infuse some tequila, and National Mechanics' own signature bacon vodka.

Lacroix at the Rittenhouse
Rittenhouse Square
This spot's chef went to places like Portugal, Thailand, Japan, and even America to get inspiration for an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring things like a raw caviar bar, hand-carved meats, sausage beignets, and, most importantly, ice cold Bloody Marys you mix up yourself w/housemade tomato mixers and a massive selection of hot sauces and garnishes.

Standard Tap

Standard Tap
Northern Liberties
This Northern Liberties spot offers up a robust take one this tomato-based 'tail that features several types of peppers, celery seed, three hot sauces, horseradish, a shton of pickled vegetables, and a certain seasoning you don't know nearly enough about.

Pub and Kitchen

Pub & Kitchen
Rittenhouse Square
“The Wrangler” boasts extra horseradish and is garnished with so much chili, it's almost guaranteed to get rid of the pain your head is in right now... and replace it with a whole new kind of pain. 

The Sidecar Bar & Grille
Southwest Center City
If you were smart enough not to get in any kind of car last night (except maybe a taxi), then you're definitely smart enough to get into the Sidecar this morning for their no-nonsense Bloody made with house vodka, since it's really a no-brainer.

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1. National Mechanics 22 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Old City)

National Mechanics's got a varied American menu, a crazy array of cocktail, and inhabits an historic, gothic building in Old City.

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2. Lacroix at The Rittenhouse 210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Rittenhouse)

Your milkshake brings some adventurous people to the yard when you're Rittenhouse Square French-staurant Lacroix, (located at the Rittenhouse Hotel), especially because said milkshake involves both foie gras and blood orange. If you thought that was interesting, it's also serving up the likes of suckling pig, Spanish octopus (it's got an accent), and sweetbreads, in addition to a build-your-own Bloody Mary station. Celebrated head chef Jon Cichon traveled to places like Portugal, Thailand, Japan, and even America to get inspiration for the flavors he's dishing out.

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3. Standard Tap 901 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (Nolibs)

Some fun facts about the Standard Tap, they have tons of craft beer on tap and every menu item is a special while supplies last. Now stop reading and go eat something!

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4. Pub & Kitchen 1946 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1411 (Rittenhouse)

Pub & Kitchen's name pretty much says it for you -- this chic corner eatery in south Rittenhouse houses a homely kitchen and restaurant in the front of house, serving a simple menu of bar snacks and game- and vegetable-heavy dishes like rabbit meatballs and cornish chicken. In the back of house lies a dark, polished pub decked in black paint and wall-to-wall brown leather booths, serving up the same dishes from the kitchen plus a handful of wines, draft beers, and seasonal specialty cocktails.

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5. The Sidecar Bar & Grille 2201 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (South Philadelphia)

In addition to an ever-changing crafty draft list, Sidecar does a monstrous meat-mound worthy burger. You can load their 1/2lb Angus patty with bacon/ mushroom/ cheddar, Maytag blue/ caramelized onions, or truffle mayo and a poached egg, and drink delicious cocktails from the bar.



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