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It’s been quite awhile since we’ve traveled anywhere, much less by plane. But there’s something about an early morning flight that makes one crave a Bloody Mary and that hasn’t changed.

Thus, during our layover in Atlanta, we had to seek one out. We were unpleasantly surprised to find many of the dining options in our terminal at Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson International Airport closed or open with limited hours, but fortunately, we were able to grab a seat at the bar at LongHorn Steakhouse right when it opened.

While this was a standard bloody at best, somehow all bloodies at the airport just seem to hit the spot.

Spice & Mix: We didn’t have the chance to inquire, but we ordered ours spicy. There was a hint of an Asian-inspired spice that we couldn’t quite place. The bartender also talked us into making it a double (they use Helix Vodka).

Fixin’s: You get one olive and you’ll like it.

Chaser: None offered.

Price: $13.99 for a double

Of course, everything is also overpriced at the airport where they have you captive, but at this point in time, it was worth it. We also slept quite well on the second leg of our journey.

Moral of the story… if you’re looking for a Bloody at the ATL airport, you might have trouble finding one in the COVID-19 era, but in a pinch, LongHorn’s in Concourse C will do.

On a recent trip to Atlanta, we brunched at South City Kitchen, a mecca for modern Southern cuisine.  Fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles and she-crab soup will keep you comforted all day long.

We tried their bloody mary. Here are the stats:

Spice: Salted rim, Charleston heat

Mix: Housemade

Chaser: None Offered

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lime and an olive

Price: $9

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This bloody was very simple yet tasty and went down easily. We had two.  While there are other more flashy bloodies in the city, if you’re in the area and hankering for some southern fare, stop here and you won’t be disappointed.

On a recent trip to Atlanta, we dined at the Brake Pad in College Park.

Although we were there for dinner, we were pleased to see the “BP” Bloody Mary on the menu for ordering at any time of day.

MIX: Absolut Peppar and Guiness added to their mix!

CHASER: None offered

FIXIN’S: Bacon, Celery, Pickle, Olives & Lemon


This Bloody Mary was quite good. It had a nice kick to it and even though you couldn’t exactly taste the Guinness itself, it did add to the overall flavor.

We recently visited Brickhouse Grille and Tavern in Newnan, GA.

This place is a little hole in the wall in a strip mall and we stopped in to meet a friend and grab drinks. It just so happened that Bloody Marys were on special for $4 each. So yeah, we had to try them.

Brickhouse Bloody Mary

MIX:  Unsure

CHASER: None offered

FIXIN’S: Three olives


Not much special about this bloody mary, but it had a decent flavor and the price was right.




We headed to the Elbow Room Bar in Buckhead after reading about their Hail Mary on Thrillist.

While the bar itself left some to be desired (how do they still allow smoking in public places here?), the Hail Mary was indeed worth the trip.

Hail Mary Elbow Room Hail mary Bloody Mary Elbow room

MIX: House

CHASER: None offered

FIXIN’S: See above. We enjoyed the meatball and stromboli!

PRICE: $14

If you’re a Bloody Mary enthusiast (and if you’re reading this site, chances are you might be), then Elbow Room is a must in Atlanta (after the Nook)!

We recently visited Atlanta again,  where we visited Six Feet Under, a popular pub and fish house across from the famous Oakland Cemetery, for the second time.

We enjoyed the Fish House Bloody Mary on our last visit and on this one, we were able to try their Build Your Own Bloody Mary Option:

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MIX:  Choose from Zing Zang, Clamato, and Major Peters

CHASER: Guiness

FIXIN’S: As you can see from the photo, there were many hot sauces, pickles, peppers, onions, etc. to choose from (but no meat and cheese!)

PRICE: $? Unsure

As we said before, threy get bonus points for the salt/spice on the rim of the glass which is very tasty. On this visit, we used Major Peter’s and loaded up on the veggies. We were disappointed that we didn’t get an oyster on top, but we ordered a dozen with our lunch, so we didn’t totally miss out.

Again, this is a great bar to check out if you’re in the area–even better if you can snag a spot on their rooftop patio!

While in Georgia, we were excited to pay a visit to Topgolf in Alpharetta.

For the unitiated, Topgolf is an entertainment complex centered around the sport of golf. It’s a driving range that’s tech’ed up so you can compete against friends and family to score points. Anyone from first-timers and kids can compete and have fun playing against regulars and pros.

You get a bay (a spot at the driving range) for your group and treat it like a bowling lane. You can organize your teams, or play individually, choosing from a variety of different games on the nearby computer. Sensors in the golf balls and targets help calculate your distance and score. You can bring your own clubs, or use those provided.

Plus, while you’re playing, you can order up food and beverages and they’ll be brought over to you for you to enjoy.

On our first time there, of course we had to try the “Perfect Bloody Mary.
Topgolf Bloody Mary

We also heard they had a Bloody Mary Bar earlier in the day on Sunday, but alas, we didn’t make it in time for that, so we ordered up one of the Perfect Bloody Marys:

Topgolf Bloody Mary

MIX:  Topgolf’s “Perfect Bloody Mary Mix” and Kettle One.


FIXIN’S: Lime and 2 Olives


We liked the salted/flavored rim to the glass and the overall flavor of the Bloody Mary was very good.

In addition, all of the food we tried was delicious (and our large group tried a lot–chicken & waffle sliders, chili cheese fries, signature nachos, chips & guac, etc.).

After our Bloody Mary, we switched to their margarita and that gets two thumbs up as well.

Overall, we had a great time at Topgolf and can’t wait to get to another location very soon.

While in Atlanta, we dined at Seasons 52 in Buckhead.

We had sampled the Bloody Mary (or so we thought) at Seasons 52 while in Phoenix earlier this spring and found it to be rather pedestrian. However, this menu listing caught our eye:

Seasons 52 Bloody Mary Nectar

We definitely didn’t remember a “Bloody Mary Nectar” being offered, so we decided we had to try it.

Bloody Mary Nectar Seasons 52

MIX:  House mix, made with crushed tomatoes and sriracha–plus gin! (so technically, a red snapper?)


FIXIN’S: Mint, sundried tomato

PRICE: $9.95

We were very glad we gave Seasons 52 a second chance. This one was excellent–very different, the perfect mixture of sweet and spicy and, of course, extremely fresh. We wish there was a Seasons 52 near us so we could have the Bloody Nectar more often. Be sure to give it a go if you find yourself in a Seasons 52!

Our travels next took us to Atlanta, where we visited Six Feet Under, a popular pub and fish house across from the famous Oakland Cemetery.

There, we enjoyed seafood tacos and oysters upon oysters, including one that came in our Fish House Bloody Mary:

Six Feet Under Atlanta

Atlanta Six Feet Under Bloody Mary

MIX:  Zing Zang and Absolut Peppar

CHASER: Guiness

FIXIN’S: Celery, lime and an oyster (ours was missing the olives!)


This Bloody Mary was excellent because we enjoy Zing Zang and the addition of the oyster made it fun. They also get bonus points for the salt/spice on the rim of the glass.

This is a great bar to check out if you’re in the area–even better if you can snag a spot on their rooftop patio!

Last month, my travels took me to Atlanta.

I also have family down there, so I was able to combine business with pleasure. Thus, I started off my trip with a round of golf at Whitewater Creek.

Golf and Bloody Marys go hand in hand, so post round, I ordered up one of these:

Whitewater Creek Bloody Mary

Unfortunately, as I’ve noted in the past (with few exceptions) fixin’s in Bloody Marys decline in direct proportion to the farther south you travel.

It’ll do in a pinch, but you’re better off ordering a beer!

Mix: Unsure


Fixin’s: Nada

Price: $?