You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary.
Uber Tap Room & Cheese Mart is a hidden gem. It’s tucked away at 1048 N. Old World Third Street, sitting right next to Red, White and Blue. That doesn’t sound familiar to you? Oh, it was previously Buckheads… come on… I know you remember. My friend Stephanie and I planned to meet there for a Bloody + Bites (Stephanie coined that term; she’s way more creative than me). Parking was atrocious. We didn’t realize there was a Marquette game! Beware of that.
Despite being the first two in the bar, the bartender served a group of 4-5 before us. We waited patiently. Along the way, we got to see the bartender mix up several Bloody Marys – all from scratch. We were in the right spot!
Mix: The bartender said the hot was very hot and I had PTSD to my Bloody outing at Riverwest Filling Station. I opted for “medium hot” and was happy about it. This mix was really unique! It was made with a touch of balsamic glaze that adds a very one-of-a-kind sweetness. I loved it! It was heavy in garlic and was made with Fugo Habenaro Vodka. The mix had such good flavor and texture, I wouldn’t change a thing if I could.
Garnish: Being that the Uber Tap Room also operates as a Cheese House, the garnishes are on point. With the “Ultimate” Bloody Mary, you get three big chunks of cheese and salami slices.
Chaser: Included was a chase of choice.
Buzz: I had a good buzz happening! The pretzels Stephanie and I ordered helped soak up all those Bloody juices.
Size: Standard 16 ounces.
Cost: The Ultimate Bloody Mary was $12.95. It felt a little expensive but considering the garnish, I understand why. I don’t recall how much the standard Bloody was (without the garnish).
New category, Nap Factor: A nap was needed after this Bloody + Bites outing 🙂