You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
As promised, I tried out the new Uglys Pub on Old World 3rd Street with some girlfriends. It was on a nicer evening so we sat outside with a table of three. The street wasn’t too busy, and sitting outside was perfect after a work day. Since Uglys is brand-spankin’ new, they didn’t have any happy hour specials yet. I hope that changes.
Although it was 530PM, I ordered a Bloody Mary anyway since I was ensured they make their own mix.
Mix: This mix was surprising! The first few sips left me very curious – actually the whole drink left me wondering what was in it. When I asked the server, she wasn’t very knowledgeable blaming it on the bar for not letting her try some (she’s not 21 yet… legal matters… you know…). The mix had a sweet taste to it and was unlike any other Bloody Mary I’ve tried. I found myself so curious about it, trying to detect the tastes with every sip. We couldn’t figure it out and it’s still a mystery mix. It was on the border of being watery but it didn’t taste watered down. It wasn’t spicy, but sweet – certainly not your typical Bloody Mary.
Garnish: After I ordered my drink, it took about 10 minutes to arrive. No worries though – I wasn’t in a hurry with good company. The server said they grill the shrimp to every order. When it arrived, it had a pickle spear, celery, a cheddar cheese cube, olive and two grilled shrimp. They were very good.
Size: I felt like this was between 12-16 ounces. It wasn’t your standard bar glass but it wasn’t a small 12 ounce cup.
Cost: Well, I screwed up on this one guys. I threw out my receipt. My total with a $5 chips/guac appetizer was $16.65. Since I’m so smart, that means the Bloody was around $9-10… which means it’s a little higher priced than competitors. I always revert back to Lowlands Group pricing their Bloody Marys at $9. I think that’s a fair price for theirs. Ugly’s would be fairly priced if they serve in a full 16 ounce glass (and I may be mistaken – maybe the thin glass was deceiving)
I don’t know if I’d recommend Uglys Bloody Mary to newcomers. If you’re in the mood for something different and new, head on over to Uglys.