You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
The last time I was at 1247 North Water Street in Milwaukee, it was called The Corner Bar and I was certainly underage. My return was prompted by a new adventure with friends in which we select a new resturant each month. We’ll start with A, incorporate rules (possibly make up more as we go) and ring in countless memories and menu’s over the next 26-months. I highly encourage you to follow here: A Slight Discomfort.
When we arrived at AJ Bombers at 730, there was about a 20-minute wait for six people. Not too bad… we hopped to the bar and ordered our first round of drinks. Although the sun was down, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. A few people had recommended AJ’s Bloody Mary to me so I was a bit anxious to try it. Most raves were about the garnishes opposed to the mix which made me curious.
The wait time was accurate. Our server was attentive and polite- and the food was really quick!
Spice: I was pleasantly surprised with the spice factor! I thought it was subtle but very good. They create their own mix out of V8 and “special spices”. Although I knew there was certainly spices in this mix, it was too smooth to identify them. There wasn’t anything visible in the glass like one can typically see in any half-decent Bloody. Again, even though I couldn’t see them doesn’t mean they weren’t there! The mix was neither too watery or too thick. Very good.
Chaser: I had the option of Miller Lite, High Life and MGD (I think) in the cute, mini bottles. I opted for Miller Lite.
Garnish: After I ordered the bloody, and the bartender said it would be a couple minutes as they have to cook the burger, I knew I was in for a treat. After 3-5 minutes, it arrived to me with a mini bacon wrapped cheeseburger patty, olives, pickles, lemon and lime. Next to Wicked Hop, the presentation was the best. The cheeseburger was excellent!
Size: The only thing standard about this bloody was the size. It came in the typical 16oz bar glass.
Buzz: Yes, I did catch a little buzz on this one. And no, I didn’t fall asleep afterward.
Cost: I can’t believe I didn’t check my tab for the cost. If I had to guess, I’d say $8 would be fair.
Conclusion: I’ll be back. Maybe not tomorrow, next weekend, or within the next 26-months, but I’ll return! I was impressed!