On a mission to find Milwaukee's Best Bloody Mary

You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.

Spring Street Tavern | Minneapolis, Minnesota

I was recently in Minneapolis to visit family and friends.  I called the Twin Cities “home” for two years, but can sadly say I didn’t have one bloody mary while living there.  So, I asked a friend where he recommended for our Sunday adventure.  He’s been in the bar industry for years so I trusted his judgment. He recommended Spring Street Tavern in North East Minneapolis.  Finding Spring Street was not a problem but it was strangely located in the middle of a neighborhood.

The bloody mary bar was new to me- key word: was.  Spring Street had the option of bloody mary bar or they would make you one.  Since I’d never tried the bar, I opted for that.


The server brought me this glass and a chaser.  It was nice to see there’s a pretty decent amount of vodka here!  I made my way over to the bar and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of stuff they had!  I’m upset with myself because I actually took a picture of the bar and I deleted it on accident!  Can you believe it?  Here’s my best attempt at what they had out: mix, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, celery, olives, limes, lemon, garlic, onions, pickles, jalapenos, mushrooms… you get the gist.

So, this was mine…

Spice: The spice in this mix was great.  It was hot, but not too hot.  On it’s own, it was great, but I added a little Tabasco and it was perfect.  It was a bit grainy with the pepper in a good way.  The mix wasn’t too thick, but it definitly was not watered down.  Very good.

Chaser:  Yep!  This bloody was served with a Miller Lite chaser.  It was a little disappointing being in Minneapolis, as they produce some great beers there.  But, what can you do? At least it came with a chaser!

Garnish: For my garnish, I went with celery, mushrooms, pickle, and jalapenos. The glass came with a brim of celery salt- which is always preferred!

Size: This was, again, the average 16 ounce bar glass Bloody Mary.

Buzz: I did get a little buzz at Spring Street.  Afterward, we stopped at Ikea and I was in heaven!   Then I fell asleep 🙂

Cost: The bloody mary bar was between $6-$7 (I forgot to write it down- I’m terrible at this).  It was well worth it.

All-in-all, the experience at Spring Street was excellent.  I realized afterward that I should have ordered the bartenders bloody mary.  This experiment isn’t about the bloody mary that I made… but the establishments.  So, next time, I’ll order one. The food was also fantastic!  If you’re in the Minneapolis area looking for a good breakfast/bloody, I highly recommend Spring Street!

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This entry was posted on July 4, 2011 by in Bloody Marys in the area.
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