Your team may not always win, but there’s not much that can beat a great build-your-own bloody mary bar – especially on Game Day.

We’ve rounded up our best brunch spots with bloody mary bars, so bring your crew and grab your glass and start mapping out your bloody mary game plan for the weekend.

For your definitive guide to brunch in Chicago, see here.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Bloody Marys at CCBR

During weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! features a bloody mary bar with tons of Spanish-influenced options. Start with your choice of any spirit (Tito’s and Absolut Peppar vodkas are favorites, but you can also opt for tequila, bourbon or gin if you want to switch it up) and then choose from mixers like organic tomato juice or Uncle Dougie’s Torpedo Juice. But the pros know to mix it up with the housemade gazpacho for a unique play on a traditional bloody. Moving down the line, select from more than 21 garnishes including hot sauces, bacon strips, shrimp & onion skewers or Spanish olives. Once you’re done, there’s only one more game-time decision to make: whether to add a draft beer back for $1.

Price: $10 (plus tax) per visit

Make a reservation at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!


Hub 51

Hub 51 Bloody Marys on a table

Now available every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Hub 51’s all-new bloody mary bar is a Game Day crowd-pleaser. Start with Basic vodka and let your server know if you would like the special spice rim with dried tomato, blue cheese and salt for a direct hit of umami. (Hint: go for it!) Add classic garnishes like blue cheese-stuffed olives, pickles and celery or get more creative – think cheese pizza from Happy Camper, mini grilled cheeses and Bub City smoked beef sticks. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to have a winner every time.

Price: $12 (plus tax) per trip

Make a reservation at Hub 51


Bub City – Rosemont

Four bloody marys in front of a wall

Available during weekend brunch at the Rosemont (Sundays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) location, Bub City – Rosemont’s bloody mary bar should be in the Hall of Fame. To kick it off, choose from vodka, tequila, rye or bourbon and add Bub’s housemade bloody mary mix or tomato juices. But the garnishes are where it really gets good: roasted peppers, shrimp, pimento cheese-stuffed olives, oysters, pickled vegetables and house-smoked sausages let you build your perfect bloody mary masterpiece. A Miller High Life pony is also included.

Price: $12.95 (plus tax) per trip

Make a reservation at Bub City – Rosemont

Need some Game Day grub to go with that bloody? Here’s your guide.