Though the bloody mary dates back to the 1920s, there’s no shortage of ways to personalize this peppery sip for today’s modern brunch. The versatile morning cocktail can be as complex or balanced as you like it, offering the perfect blend of salty, savory, and spicy with every mouthful. When it comes to garnishes, traditionalists may love the simplicity of a few olives and a celery stick, while more whimsical drinkers dream of towering glasses packed with skewers of colorful veggies. However you like this tomato-based drink, you’ll discover a new favorite at these Surf City USA® restaurants serving up the best bloody marys in Huntington Beach.
Pair your bloody mary with a streetside beach view at Paséa Hotel & Spa’s signature restaurant, Tanner's Restaurant. An elevated brunch menu is offered Saturday and Sunday, with culinary gems like crispy Brussels sprouts and a short rib breakfast sandwich with soft scrambled eggs and chipotle aioli.
Watertable is tucked inside The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa and serves up a bloody mary that’s the perfect blend of salty and spicy. Garnished with a colorful medley of fruits and veggies, the classic late-morning cocktail will perk up hotel guests and day-trip visitors alike. Enjoy your bloody mary out on the patio seven days a week, where ocean breezes and views of the Pacific are the perfect accompaniment to breakfast staples like benedicts, fluffy lemon-blueberry pancakes, and omelets.
The Boardwalk Restaurant
Savor coastal cuisine every weekend at the decadent breakfast buffet at The Boardwalk Restaurant located in The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. One of three-morning cocktails available from the drink menu, the bloody mary is a dressed-up delight garnished with a celery stick and served in a goblet.
A house-made bloody mary mix makes this spicy sip worth the trip down Fifth Street to Pacific Hideaway inside the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort. Brunchers can try Latin American and Asian fusion cuisine, like “ship to shore” ceviche served in a coconut bowl while enjoying an Instagram-worthy bloody mary on the second-floor ocean-view balcony.
Mama's on 39
Go wild on Sunday Funday at Mama's on 39. Wear your PJs for 20 percent off food before 10 a.m. and pour your savings into a Mama Mary. This peppery spin on a bloody mary is loaded with veggies and served in a 32-ounce jar with a small beer chaser.
Sunday brunch is an all-day affair at this pierside restaurant downtown. Sip slowly on a Black Salt bloody mary — you’ll want to linger over every distinct flavor, from the midnight black lava salt and tajin rim to the chili de arbol-infused vodka. Garnished with a stuffed olive, pepperoncini, and lime wedge, the spicy drink is a Duke’s staple that can be enjoyed with seafood starters like poke tacos and panko-crusted calamari.
Rise and shine every weekend with a Baja bloody mary, loaded up with all the fixins’ and a spicy secret blend. Enjoy your pitcher-sized drink out on the Main Street patio, where you can people watch and savor Baja Sharkeez favorites like tacos de huevos, breakfast burritos and skillet scrambles.
Customize your bloody mary to your heart’s content at Stacked celebrated for its build-your-own creations. Enjoy a variation like the dirty mary for a spicy kick or make it a double, then load up on garnishes ranging from traditional bacon and celery to sweet surprises like a sugared rim and whipped cream. You can also upgrade your vodka brand or swap it out for the liquor of your choice.
Sandy's Beach Shack
Sip your bloody mary just steps from the sand at Sandy's Beach Shack, a laid-back beach shack. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. when you can order double-shot bloody marys that pack a powerful punch in an oversized 22-ounce mug.
Eureka! is known for its epic burgers and whiskey offerings also makes a mean bloody mary. Strong and spicy, the picture-perfect sip is garnished with a celery stick, crispy bacon, olive, and jalapeno. Stop by on Saturday or Sunday to take advantage of a $6 bloody mary special all day long.
BLK Earth Sea Spirits
Start your weekend off right with the quintessential Surf City USA breakfast — blue crab benedict, bloody marys, and second-story views of the palm trees and the Pacific. BLK Earth Sea Spirits breakfast menu is available Saturday and Sunday, with drink specials including a Tito’s Spicy Bloody Mary that packs some heat perfect for enjoying out on the balcony.
No Ka Oi
Be part of the hustle and bustle of downtown Huntington Beach while tucking into a Hawaiian-style feast right on Main Street. No Ka Oi keeps its bloody mary deliciously simple, served in an icy cold glass and garnished with blue cheese-stuffed green olives, pepperoncini and a lemon wedge. The restaurant offers breakfast daily, which means you can enjoy your bloody mary any day of the week with the many sweet and savory island dishes like loco moco and macadamia nut pancakes.