Drink up with any of the bloody mary options at some of our favorite establishments in the Austin area. Whether you like your bloody mary at Sunday brunch or on a regular Tuesday, Austin has exactly what you need. 

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Star Bar

4.1 ★
First up today is the Star Bar on 6th St, featuring one of the most elaborate, over the top bloody marys that Austin serves up. Aside from the already stellar bloody mary mix, full of flavor that can stand alone with no problem, Star Bar steps the toppings game up to the highest notch. They call this iconic drink the “Hail Mary” and even though it is only available on the third Sunday of each month, you will want to arrange your calendar around being able to try this out. In the past, this drink (you could really call it a meal) was voted as one of the top ten Bloody Mary’s in all of America. This concoction includes a hot dog, popcorn, garlic shrimp, a slider, and even more ingredients that would take up their own paragraph to describe in detail. If you haven’t washed down a deviled egg with a bloody mary yet, then you have been missing out. Don’t restrict yourself to only going to Star Bar for third Sunday brunch, this establishment keeps the party going on their two patios from 4 pm – 2 am on most of their weeknights and from 12 am – 2 am on the weekends. People watch, watch the game, or play some bar games and have the time of your life regardless, everyone gets to feel like a star at Star Bar.

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Casino El Camino

4.5 ★
Catering to the music nerds who also love a bloody mary, Casino El Camino on 6th St is open every day from 11:30 am – 2 am and has a spicy bloody mary that your taste buds will thank you for. This drink could even be a meal in itself with how much they add on top of what is already a stellar combination of flavors within the mix. Along with the cocktail in question, locals love to tell folks that their menu has one of the best burgers in all of Austin. From the Buffalo burger to the Chicago burger and all the other choices in between, they keep enough variety to make you want to try everything at least once. To truly elevate an already stellar burger, ask for the jalapeno cheddar bun. Find out for yourself and visit sometime, the vibes are immaculate at Casino El Camino and so is the menu. Get ready to listen to rock on the old jukebox and be surrounded by nostalgic goth/horror decor at Casino El Camino and definitely ask for a Bloody Mary before your meal. There’s no finishing this drink after one of the burgers.

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Cypress Grill

4.6 ★
Louisiana style cravings can be taken care of even in Austin with a trip to Cypress Grill on William Cannon Dr. Try out a spicy bloody mary, especially during happy hour from 3 – 7 pm every day of the week. Jambalaya and po’ boys are only a start of what this Cajun style menu offers you and every plate is only made better with the addition of a bloody mary. The menu is always filled with options and every month, they pick a new special that is always top tier. They know what they are doing at Cypress Grill and you are bound to leave satisfied. Come out and see what’s happening at Cypress Grill from 11 am – 10 pm every day of the week, opening around 9 am on the weekends so you can start the party early and never skip the bloody mary.

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The Cavalier

4.5 ★
According to the folks at The Bloody Mary Festival here in Austin, The Cavalier holds top spot for the best bloody mary mix in the area for 2023. Though this establishment is open from noon through 10 pm (12 am on the weekends) and keeps a menu worth visiting for throughout any open hours, weekend brunch is where you want to be. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm, this laid back restaurant takes their southern style comfort food up a notch with chicken & waffles, build your own biscuits & gravy and of course, the “Best Bloody Mary Mix” that can be found in Austin. Check out the rest of their drinks menu for the morning/afternoon and don’t be surprised to find a CBD infused drink among some “decent” wine choices. Even if you are not able to grab a spot during the weekend, The Cavalier is open every day and waiting for you on Webberville Rd. Start out your visit with intent to try an award winning bloody mary and come back for the food that is only upstaged by The Cavalier’s impeccable service.

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Moonshine Grill

4.6 ★
Brunch can get expensive sometimes, especially when you want to treat yourself to the kind of meal fit for royalty while sticking to a budget. Moonshine Grill is open every day of the week from noon until 10 pm (with different hours on Sundays) but brunch is where the bloody marys are at for an incredibly affordable price. Sunday Brunch runs from 9-9:30 am – 2 pm and is less than thirty dollars per guest for access to an all you can eat buffet style meal. Over thirty handmade items straight from your favorite southern style cookbooks wait for you along with low priced mimosas and bloody marys. Using locally sourced ingredients is important to the folks at Moonshine Grill so you can feel great about sitting on their patio for brunch or any other meal. Find this classy restaurant on Red River St and enjoy a bloody mary that tastes great with an old fashioned southern brunch at Moonshine Grill and Patio.

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Hi Hat Public House

4.6 ★
Music lovers (especially Jazz) always seem to find a home at Hi Hat Public House on 6th St even when the live music isn’t playing. Jazz seems to be the main event on Sundays during brunch but their events calendar stays full of artists from every end of the creative spectrum. After you order a bloody mary complete with Tito’s vodka and the garnish that they happen to have in stock, spend a few moments browsing their food menu. Elevated southern food is what they’ve got for you, full of flavor and ready to take on even the most hearty appetites. If you want to treat your taste buds right, be sure to order some wings with an extra side of Gorgonzoli dipping sauce. The reviews on this particular sauce are through the roof, with folks ordering extra celery just so they won’t have to waste a single drop. Any day except for Monday, you can take advantage of the full menu at Hi Hat Public House (including the bloody mary) from 4-10 pm during the week and from 11 am – 11 pm on the weekends. They do close early on Sundays so try to be in for lunch on that day if you can.

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Phoebe’s Diner

4.5 ★
With two locations already active and thriving in Austin, and a third coming soon to Gracy Farms, Phoebe’s Diner has been making a splash around here since day one. Like most diners, Phoebe’s is the kind of place where you can get breakfast or lunch before they close at 3 pm. Every day of the week, you can visit both the downtown location on 11th St or the Oltorf St establishment for not just a bloody mary but one that is made with sake, zing zang, and pickled chilis. Crispy brussel sprouts, fried green tomatoes, chicken fried steak, and pimento cheese omelets are the very beginning of this elevated diner food. Get your sweet and savory cravings satisfied with this menu that also features pancakes and a smoked brisket burrito. Either of the Phoebe’s Diner locations will take good care of you from drinks through dessert and their bloody mary is only the beginning of why they might end up being one of your new favorite restaurants in Austin.

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Irene’s

4.4 ★
Weekend Brunch is already one of the highlights to any civilized person’s weekend and Irene’s makes the deal even sweeter with bloody marys that only cost $5 each. Saturday and Sunday only from 10 am – 3 pm, Irene’s on West Ave is ready to have you come spend the morning and early afternoon with awesome drinks and even better food. Satisfy the sweet tooth with some Nutella toast or strawberry cake and then fill up on some biscuits and gravy, maybe even a biscuit sandwich. In the midst of all this great food, you will be happy to enjoy $5 mimosas along with the bloody marys. If you want to visit during their regular hours, Tuesday-Sunday you are welcome to sit down to a meal at Irene’s from 11 am – 10 pm at least every other open day. When you want the full brunch setup without having to break your bank, Irene’s has got everything covered.

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Launderette

4.6 ★
What was once a gas station/laundromat combo and still appears to be one at first glance, Launderette has stood the test of time in Austin and now remains a wonderful upscale diner. Serving only menu items that have exciting flavor combinations is what Launderette is about. Located on Holly St, you can try out their brunch menu on the weekends, including the bloody mary that tastes stacked with five different and significant flavors. Vodka, tomato juice, worcestershire sauce, horseradish, and tobasco are mixed flawlessly to take your sipping experience to the next level. Ask for the pastry of the day or some potato latkes and relax in this luxurious setting while sipping a bloody mary, mimosa, or any of the available specialty cocktails. Launderette is open daily for breakfast, then dinner but the brunch menu is where you want to be on Saturday or Sunday.

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CONCLUSION

The bloody mary is a long time loved classic beverage that can be as unique as the establishments who choose to serve them. Known for being the king of brunch, the bloody mary is a staple addition to breakfast and lunch menus all over Austin but we always show extra love to the restaurants that offer it all day/night long. Come back here to The Austin Insider next time you have any questions on where to eat, drink, hang out, and party in Austin, Texas. We have covered many topics about our favorite town in all of Texas and can’t wait to share more over time.