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The 9 Best Places for a Bloody Mary in Rhode Island!

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Ah, the Bloody Mary. Nothing beats those thick, zesty, salty, tomato-based concoctions. But they aren’t only a brunch accompaniment. This New York-born cocktail pairs well with steak, seafood, and raw bar offerings, like oysters and sushi. And you’ll find plenty of that throughout Rhode Island. Here are the best places for a Bloody Mary in the Ocean State. 

Matunuck Oyster Bar, Matunuck, RI

Committed to bringing together wild caught fish, sustainably farmed seafood, and locally-grown produce at reasonable prices, Matunuck specializes in fresh oysters, tuna, and crab dishes. In addition, their diverse menu includes Maine Lobster and even duck. Moreover, even their Bloody Marys are house-made, and they used their own horseradish-infused vodka and house mix to create these spicy concoctions. 

Julian’s, Providence, RI

Julian’s is a hip new brewpub with exposed brick walls and small dishes. The joint has become popular for its vegetarian options and its house-smoked meats, and there is no better time to enjoy them than during brunch. And, by the way, brunch at Julian’s is served seven days a week so get eggs, pancakes, hash, bennies, omelets, meats, and their acclaimed Bloody Marys.

Ocean Mist Bar, Wakefield, RI

There are three reasons to head over to the Ocean Mist Bar in Wakefield: cold beers, killer bands, and a four-star rated (, no-mix, thick Bloody Marys. These favorite concoctions are made from scratch, and they reportedly go through a ton them. One reviewer even recalls that his drink came topped with cocktail shrimp, and it is hard to beat that. 

Harry's Bar & Burger, Multiple locations

Boasting fresh-ground 100 percent Hereford mini-burgers piled high with trimmings, Harry’s is the place to satisfy all of your beefy cravings. Plus, menu items are made from local ingredients, there are more than 50 craft brews behind the counter, and alcoholic shakes are a treat any day of the week. What’s more, there is a fiery, spicy concoction on the drink list called “The Bloody Mary From Hell.”   

Benjamin's, Newport, RI

This tri-level steak and seafood spot includes steak, seafood, and a raw bar. Fine dining is offered on the second floor, and the raw bar can be found on the first floor, while the rooftop bar on the top floor offers an open skylight, harbor views, and stained-wood paneling.  Benjamin’s also offers seafood that is local and sustainably farmed, and TripAdvisor has called their Sunday Bloody Mary bar nothing short of “awesome.”

Troop, Providence, RI

Offering what they call “elevated street fare,” this casual restaurant is inspired by street food and truck vendors from across the world who offer fresh, fast, and tasty food with big flavors. With funky cocktails and food offerings like hand-made burgers and lamb meatballs, Troop is definitely proving its worth as a local food heavyweight. Oh, and their Bloody Mary just won the best garnish award in the “Providence Best Bloody Mary” contest.  

Rogue Island Local Kitchen and Bar, Providence, RI

Rogue Island boasts a farm to table approach to food, and they serve it all in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Menu items rotate based on what is fresh and in season, while craft beer and spirits are hand-picked from microbrewers and nano-distillers. And, with just under 10 vodkas on the menu, your favorite Bloody Mary is never more than a few minutes away, especially on Sunday, when $20 gets you a bottomless cup of them

Tavern on Broadway, Newport, RI

At the Tavern on Broadway, every brunch entree comes with one Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria, draft beer, mimosa, Bellini, or orange juice. Moreover,  you can choose from eggs benny dishes that are crafted from local products, as well as sandwiches, salads, sweets, and more. Plus, their Bloody Mary is made from premium spirits and local ingredients.

Caleb and Broad, Newport, RI

Featured in Stus Kitchen’s top Bloody Mary list for each state, Caleb & Broad offers a plain-Jane Bloody Mary with perfect seasoning and a no-frills garnish. You’ll also find sandwiches, entrees, and brunch items, like mussels, edamame, short rib tacos, tuna sashimi, and more. But nothing pairs better with a classic Bloody Mary than Blackened Steak and Eggs.

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