Long nights out on King Street lead to painful mornings for residents and visitors in the Holy City. Fear not, Charleston, there’s a bloody mary around nearly every corner to help ease the pain. Many restaurants stick with the classic concoction consisting of tomato juice, celery salt, horseradish, and vodka, while others opt for subtle deviations. The drink is sure to be met with a carb-loaded breakfast like chicken and waffles that will have things back to normal in no time. With this said, crawl out of bed, give the hair a quick brush, and head to one of these 10 destinations for that classic, life-saving brunch beverage.Read More
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The Junction Kitchen & Provisions
This breakfast-all-day joint has the bloody marys to match. Each one comes in a Mason jar, and patrons have the option to swap out the vodka in favor of sake — variations are offered in Natural Blonde and Fat and Juicy.
Find $5 bloody marys at this unassuming Southern restaurant located in a Mount. Pleasant strip mall, next to Whole Foods. Sip in the comfortable interior while enjoying one of several brioche French toast or eggs Benedict offerings.
Two types of bloody marys are served at this Westside neighborhood eatery. One is the classic red tomato offering, while the other is Harold’s blonde bloody, which has a light beer as its base. Local heirloom tomatoes make this a surprisingly fresh deviation from the norm.
The Grocery’s charred tomato bloody mary utilizes the same fresh produce that touches every dish at this farm-to-table Charleston classic. Smokey yet refreshing, the drink pairs well with Southwestern-flavored brunch dishes like the chorizo-topped huevos en cazuela.
Page's Okra Grill
Voted consistently as one of the best in the Lowcountry, Page’s Okra Grill’s bacon bloody mary is made with locally produced chilled dill vodka. Sip on the spacious patio while waiting for a table, as this Mt. Pleasant eatery fills up fast.
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The Darling Oyster Bar
This King Street raw bar features one of the most Instagram-worthy Bloody Mary’s out there. The Captain comes decked out with a lobster claw, king crab leg, shrimp, and a hush puppy. Although this may seem like a meal in and of itself, save room for a fried chicken biscuit with honey hot sauce or the smoked salmon cake eggs Benedict.
With breakfast available every day, the brunch-themed beverages are plentiful at Eli’s Table. The eatery’s bacon bloody mary is jam-packed with the irresistible breakfast meat, as it includes a house-infused bacon vodka and a crispy piece on top for garnish.
The components in the Husk bloody mary are nothing out of the ordinary — tomato, celery, horseradish — but the quality of the vegetables allows for a robust yet smooth flavor. The thin slice of country ham garnish is the ideal finish to this rustic take on the beverage.
Millers All Day
Brunch all day means copious amounts of breakfast-themed cocktails. Millers serves up three bloody mary varieties to go alongside the biscuits and grits. The Classic is amped up with black pepper vodka, while the Golden has a refreshing taste from yellow tomatoes and roasted corn. Lastly, the spicy Verde is filled with tequila, tomatillos and jalapeños.
The Obstinate Daughter
This iconic Sullivan’s Island restaurant’s blondie bloody mary is a light, beach-friendly take that pairs with sorghum waffles and frittatas. The hot pickled okra garnish serves as a contrasting flavor to the bright heirloom tomato notes found in the beverage.