If you’re not a fan of Bloody Marys, chances are high that you haven’t had a good one — for the record, your collegiate concoction of watered-down V8, well vodka, and a celery stick doesn’t count. Luckily, Bloody evangelists and converts alike can flock to the 11 best boozy tomato cocktails around Chicago.

Bub City

River North
Saddle up for a Coyote Ugly-esque brunch vibe — this BBQ joint offers the city’s best Bloody Mary bar, hands down. And thankfully, it gives directions along the way. Choose your rim, then your booze. If you’re bold, we recommend whiskey or tequila to complement the smoky BBQ spices of Bub’s house mix. Next, garnish like crazy with roasted peppers, shrimp, pimento cheese-stuffed olives, mini grilled cheeses, and more, and grab yerself a High Life pony. Giddy up.