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These Bloody Marys Go Beyond Celery with Weird and Wacky Garnishes

A bloody dozen of Bloody Marys that go beyond the usual celery or pickle.

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It wasn't long ago that a bacon Bloody Mary was considered a novel thing, with its bacon fat-washed vodka and bacon strip garnish. And they certainly seem to be plentiful at spots like The Green Pig, Jackson's Mighty Fine Food, and District Commons. But nowadays it takes a little bit more drama for a Bloody Mary to get some attention.

Some bartenders go the route of spicy seafood, while others pair theirs with breakfast items. Here are some places in D.C. who delight or surprise drinkers with unusual garnishes.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Buffalo & Bergen

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1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 543-2549
The Lox'd & Loaded is effectively an entire brunch in a single order. It's a spicy Ketel One bloody with a lox-, cream cheese-, caper-, and red onion-topped everything bagel.

2. Evening Star Cafe

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2000 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 549-5051
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Everyone loves grilled cheese and tomato soup. So why not try a grilled cheese with bacon to garnish a Bloody Mary?

3. The Source by Wolfgang Puck

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575 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20565
(202) 637-6100
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The Maryland Mary celebrates two ingredients in Maryland cuisine. It starts with an Old Bay rim, and a Chinese soup spoon with crab Louie is perched on top.

4. B Too

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1324 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 627-2800
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The Bloody Mary at B Too has a hint of the molecular gastronomy. Rather than garnishing with a standard celery stick, this drink is topped with celery foam.

5. Co Co. Sala

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929 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-4265
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For a Bloody Mary with a little crunch, try the wasabi option at Coco Sala. Made with vodka, this features wasabi peas floating on the top.

6. Logan Tavern

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1423 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 332-3710
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Logan Tavern takes a mix and match approach with its Bloody Marys, with numerous booze choices, spice levels, and garnishes. Among the more unusual items are crispy potato strings, pickled ginger, and steamed shrimp.

7. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-1005
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For the brave drinker, the Bloody Mary at Oyamel features a grasshopper salt rim. For the base drinkers can choose from vodka, tequila, or mezcal, and amp up the heat with habanero.

8. Bar Pilar

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1833 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-1751
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While it's not exactly a garnish, Bar Pilar serves its Bloody Mary with a pony of Miller High Life.

9. Old Ebbitt Grill

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675 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 347-4800
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With its fully stocked raw bar, a Bloody Maryland serves as an appropriate accompaniment for oysters. It's garnished with a shrimp.

10. Del Campo

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777 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
For a Kraken-like experience with a Bloody Mary, go for the Pantera, garnished with an octopus tentacle. It features a South American base of pisco, along with fish stock and squid ink.

11. Provision No. 14

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2100 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Provision goes beyond the usual bacon garnish with its bacon Bloody Mary. It features bacon-infused Stoli, and is garnished with a cornichon and chicharron.

12. City Tap House

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901 9th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20536
(202) 644-9433
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City Tap House's Bloody Mary bar features a variety of pickles and hot sauces. But the piece de resistance is the choice of shrimp or smoky Benton's bacon.

1. Buffalo & Bergen

1309 5th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
The Lox'd & Loaded is effectively an entire brunch in a single order. It's a spicy Ketel One bloody with a lox-, cream cheese-, caper-, and red onion-topped everything bagel.
1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

2. Evening Star Cafe

2000 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
Everyone loves grilled cheese and tomato soup. So why not try a grilled cheese with bacon to garnish a Bloody Mary?
2000 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

3. The Source by Wolfgang Puck

575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20565
The Maryland Mary celebrates two ingredients in Maryland cuisine. It starts with an Old Bay rim, and a Chinese soup spoon with crab Louie is perched on top.
575 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20565

4. B Too

1324 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
The Bloody Mary at B Too has a hint of the molecular gastronomy. Rather than garnishing with a standard celery stick, this drink is topped with celery foam.
1324 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

5. Co Co. Sala

929 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
For a Bloody Mary with a little crunch, try the wasabi option at Coco Sala. Made with vodka, this features wasabi peas floating on the top.
929 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

6. Logan Tavern

1423 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Logan Tavern takes a mix and match approach with its Bloody Marys, with numerous booze choices, spice levels, and garnishes. Among the more unusual items are crispy potato strings, pickled ginger, and steamed shrimp.
1423 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

7. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

401 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
For the brave drinker, the Bloody Mary at Oyamel features a grasshopper salt rim. For the base drinkers can choose from vodka, tequila, or mezcal, and amp up the heat with habanero.
401 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

8. Bar Pilar

1833 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
While it's not exactly a garnish, Bar Pilar serves its Bloody Mary with a pony of Miller High Life.
1833 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

9. Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
With its fully stocked raw bar, a Bloody Maryland serves as an appropriate accompaniment for oysters. It's garnished with a shrimp.
675 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

10. Del Campo

777 I St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
For a Kraken-like experience with a Bloody Mary, go for the Pantera, garnished with an octopus tentacle. It features a South American base of pisco, along with fish stock and squid ink.
777 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

11. Provision No. 14

2100 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Provision goes beyond the usual bacon garnish with its bacon Bloody Mary. It features bacon-infused Stoli, and is garnished with a cornichon and chicharron.
2100 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

12. City Tap House

901 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20536
City Tap House's Bloody Mary bar features a variety of pickles and hot sauces. But the piece de resistance is the choice of shrimp or smoky Benton's bacon.
901 9th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20536

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