Posts Tagged ‘Sobelman’s’

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with the one you love?

We’re talking about Bloody Marys, of course! We’d been seeing photos of Sobelman’s “Bloody Beast” popping up across the interwebs–with a special heart-shaped pretzel for the holiday–so we decided to check it out.

Sobelmans Bloody Beast (3)

This photo doesn’t really do it justice, but the “Bloody Beast” is a behemoth beverage–the vessel that it comes in is actually a pitcher. Yes, that’s right, a pitcher of Bloodies! (Sobelman’s says it’s the equivalent of five Bloody Marys.) It was even featured on The Chive.

It is served with four chasers and contains a buffet of fixin’s including: 2 sliders (on buns), 4 shrimp, 4 pickles, 4 olives, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, cheeses, beef sticks…and bacon-wrapped tater tots.

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot


Here’s another closeup, more of an aerial view:

Sobelmans Bloody Beast (1)


The pretzel is courtesy of Milwaukee Pretzel Company.

Sobelmans Bloody Beast (2)


Sobelman’s uses Jimmy Luv’s as their mix and local vodka from Great Lakes Distillery.

The Bloody Beast will cost you $35, but that’s pretty reasonable considering we couldn’t finish the pitcher and walked away full.

I definitely encourage all Bloody Mary aficionados to try this at least once–fun for a group, too!



This week, I got an excellent surprise from “Santa” and the good folks at Sobelman’s, home one of my favorite Bloody Marys:

You can guess one place where I’ll be spending my time this holiday

Happy Holidays to you and yours!


To date, I’ve already reviewed the very famous Sobelman’s Bloody Mary and made note of their “Masterpiece Party Pack,” a Bloody Mary To-Go kit of sorts. So, by now you’re probably aware that this behemoth of a drink has received many accolades from a variety of news outlets and publications, including your very own

However, one thing I hadn’t tried yet was the second Sobelman’s location—Sobelman’s @ Marquette. I was down on campus for an event this evening and of course, I had to stop in just to see if there were any noticeable differences between the Bloodies at each establishment. You know, research for the blog… 😉

Well, I have good news for you—the Bloody is virtually the same at both locations!


Spice: Not very spicy, but still flavorful.

Mix:  Jimmy Luv’s

Chaser: Miller Lite

Fixin’s:   Lemon, cheese, olive, pickle, pearl onion, brussels sprout,  beef stick, cherry tomato, onion, mushroom, asparagus, a shrimp, fried green beans*,and a full-on mini slider with cheese**. (I actually even ended up putting condiments (ketchup and mustard on it!)

*The green beans were a new addition since I had last been to the original location.

**The original location had bacon on their slider the last time I was there.



Price: $9 ($7.50 if you decline the slider—-why would you do that?!)

The verdict?

After the bloodies in Australia, this was like coming home again.

If you’re looking to impress your out of town relatives and friends, take them here for a Bloody Brunch!


As an interesting side note, on our receipt we noticed Sobelman’s continuing a Food War with AJ Bomber’s, who also has a burger piece on their Bloody. The two establishments competed on Food Wars back in 2010 (Bomber’s won) and are tied for the top in best burgers in Milwaukee as well.

3/24/13 Update: Sobelman’s reached out to me via Twitter and here’s what they had to say about the receipt:

“It is not what we consider a “blatant” attack on Bombers. The show was “Food Wars” and yes, in FUN we see that “war” raging on. Some may fail to understand that it’s not an attempt to be rude or mean…we can’t please everyone; it is largely Bombers fans that take issue.”

Thanks for reaching out and clarifying, I appreciate. My feeling on the matter? Milwaukee is lucky to have two great burger/bloody establishments and lucky for Sobleman’s and Bomber’s, we have the appetite for both!

Posted: December 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Sobelman’s… PART DEUX.

Yes, I just visited Sobelman’s back in October….but a lot has transpired since then!

Dave Sobelman decided about a month ago to add a slider to the garnishes on the Bloody  along with a chilled shrimp, celery, bacon, sausage and various pickled vegetables.

It was written up in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel….and Huffington Post. If that wasn’t enough, there was a segment on Good Morning America and attention even came from overseas as the Daily Mail, a British tabloid wrote about it.

People were buzzing about Sobelman’s Bloody—and my phone was buzzing as well as friends, family, coworkers and blog followers asked, “Have you tried Sobleman’s Bloody?”

Yes, I told them…but not this one. Of course, that meant I had to check them out again and give them another review!  So, I met my friend Kathryn there tonight for a post-work drink—which practically ended up being dinner as the my cup runneth over with garnishes!

Spice: Not very spicy, but still flavorful.

Mix: Tonight, I was told they use Jimmy Luv’s

Chaser: Miller Lite

Fixin’s:   Lemon, cheese, olive, pickle, pearl onion, brussels sprout,  beef stick, cherry tomato, onion, celery, mushroom, asparagus, a shrimp….and a full-on mini slider, complete with bacon & cheese. (I actually even ended up putting condiments (ketchup and mustard on it!)

Price: $9

The verdict? Well done, Sobelman’s! You didn’t need the burger to be good in my book, but now you’re one of my faves.

For other burger bloodies, check out my review of AJ Bomber’s.

Congrats to Sobelman’s!

Posted: December 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Sobelman’s Bloody Mary has been getting lots of great, well-deserved national attention!

Unfortunately, when I visited the restaurant to review it in October, it was pre-burger addition. Sobelman’s is definitely on my list to re-review in the near future!

Congrats to Sobelman’s!

Posted: October 21, 2012 in Uncategorized
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This afternoon, I went to Sobelman’s during the Packers game to try their highly-touted Bloody Mary.

A sign about their Bloody greeted me at the door and our waitress greeted us wearing the button pictured above (shout out to Debbie S.—Thanks for not thinking I was too weird when I took that photo!), so I knew I was in for a treat.

As a Marquette alum and a self-proclaimed Bloody Mary aficionado, I”m embarrassed to say that I have never had a Sobelman’s Bloody.

However, I quickly got over that emotion when it was replaced with ecstasy after this Bloody was served. You’ve won me over, Sobelman’s. I will be back.

Mix: I’m not entirely sure, but I believe it is made with Jimmy Luv’s (per signage for the Bloody Maria within the restaurant).

Spice: Not very spicy but flavorful.

Chaser: Miller Lite.

Fixin’s: Lemon, cheese, olive, pickle, pearl onion, brussels sprout,  beef stick, cherry tomato, onion, mushroom, asparagus and a shrimp.

Price: $7.50