Champagne may be the drink of choice on New Year’s Eve, but January 1 is all about the Bloody Mary, especially for those who may have had a little too much bubbly the night before. In fact, the tomato juice and vodka-based cocktail is so popular on January 1 the day has been designated National Bloody Mary Day.
Kick off your New Year with the morning-friendly cocktail (and maybe even a hearty brunch) at one of these Chandler restaurants, each known their outstanding Bloody Marys. Some of the Chandler, Arizona restaurants listed below offer their Bloody Mary in connection with their weekend brunch, perfect for weekend toast with family and friends.
SanTan Brewing Company
8 S. San Marcos Pl., Chandler 85225
The Bloody Mary at SanTan Brewing Company isn’t your typical Bloody Mary, but it’s considered by many to be one of the best in Arizona. SanTan’s version features chipotle bacon-infused vodka topped with a float of its own Gordo Stout, a nitrogenated Irish stout. Garnished with a smoked chipotle salted rim, green onion, and lime, the drink is available for brunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
The Living Room
2475 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler 85248
A neighborhood favorite, The Living Room serves a casual brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Start your meal in Downtown Octotillo with a tasty Tito’s Bloody Mary made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Preservation Original Bloody Mary Mix, and various garnish options. The signature Bloody Mary pairs well with savory brunch dishes like the eggs benedict, breakfast sliders, and the ham and cheese crepes.
11 W Boston St., Chandler 85225
If you want Bloody Mary variety, look no further than Bourbon Jacks’ brunch, served Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The downtown restaurant offers a lineup of six Bloody Mary options including the Siracha Mary (garnished with a sriracha chicken wing) and the Texas Mary (made with Tito’s Handmade Texas Vodka topped with Shiner Bock). There’s also a Bloody Maria made with tequila instead of vodka and a Bloody Caesar made with Clamato instead of tomato juice.
Unbelievable deal: The house Bloody Mary is only $1 when you order a brunch item.
1920 Germann Rd., Chandler 85286
Make breakfast at BLD Chandler even better with its traditional Bloody Mary. BLD’s version is perfectly balanced with just the right amount of zip and garnished simply with olives and pepperoncini. If it seems to need something a little more, order it with a slice of meaty bacon.
U.S. Egg Breakfast & Lunch Restaurant
5840 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler 85226
For nearly 30 years, U.S. Egg Breakfast & Lunch Restaurant has been serving breakfast, lunch, and great Bloody Marys from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Choose from three varieties: the Traditional garnished with olives and pickles, the Eye Opener served with jalapenos and Cholula Hot Sauce, and the Tailgate served with two slices of bacon.
Meridiem Kitchen & Lounge
1245 S. Price Rd., Chandler 85286
For some, the key to a perfect Bloody Mary is just the right touch of horseradish. Meridiem Kitchen & Lounge has perfected the proportions, serving up a slightly spicy libation in a pint-sized glass topped with a skewer of snacks, including a pepperoncini, cheese, sausage slices, pickle, and olive.
7221 W. Ray Rd., Chandler 85226
Most people associate margaritas with Z’Tejas, but the Mexican restaurant makes a mean Bloody Mary, too. The delicious house option comes with a salty rim, olives, and a lime quarter, but it’s the weekend build-your-own bar that you won’t want to miss. Start with a chilled glass, add vodka or tequila, and garnish with veggies, spices, condiments like olives, and even meats.
The Perch Pub & Brewery
232 S. Wall St., Chandler 85225
This wildly popular downtown brewery serves a yummy Bloody Mary garnished with bacon, a cucumber slice and olives. Order one (or two) and sample the recently revamped brunch menu featuring entrees like brunch tacos, brizza (breakfast pizza), and a ham and egg calzone. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Perch Pub & Brewery in Downtown Chandler.
1760 W Chandler Blvd., Chandler 85224
If you’re a sports fan, the Hungry Monk mixes a stiff house Bloody Mary you can sip while watching the game. Even better, the garnish on the Bacon Bloody Mary—a bacon slice, celery stick, shrimp, pickle slice, olive, pepperoncini, lime wedge, and jerky stick—is practically a meal itself.
Majerle’s Sports Grill
3095 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler 85226
Owned by Dan Majerle, the former Phoenix Suns basketball star and current basketball coach of Grand Canyon University, Majerle’s Sports Grill is another great option for sports lovers. The restaurant and sports bar offers Bloody Mary deals on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.