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Bloody Brilliant
The best bloody mary toppings about town

Photos by Dan Bishop

February 2015

Burke’s Lakeside

Burke’s most popular bloody mary, the Lazy Susan, sits on exactly what its name suggests — a Lazy Susan. The main cocktail’s toppings are fairly standard, but it’s the Lazy Susan’s bits and bites, which include tater tots, shrimp cocktail and cheese-stuffed grape tomatoes, that are the true draw. 37238 Valley Road, Oconomowoc,




Red Dot

For the more traditional topping fare, head to Red Dot, a brew pub that has locations in both Wauwatosa and downtown Milwaukee’s East Side. Toppings include a lemon, lime, green olive, pickle spear and a cheese curd.6715 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa or 2498 N. Bartlett Ave.,






Sobelman’s Pub & Grill

Dubbed in-house as "The MasterPiece," Sobelman’s top-selling bloody mary is topped with a mini version of what the restaurant is known for — its cheeseburger. Patrons can also swap out the cheeseburger for a half rack of BBQ ribs. 1900 W. St. Paul Ave.,






The Wicked Hop

The Wicked Hop tops its standard bloody with a whopping clump of mozzarella string cheese, sure to please any local cheese lover. Additional standouts include a peppered portabella mushroom and an Old Wisconsin beefstick. Plus, every bloody is served with a Riverwest Stein beer chaser. 345 N. Broadway,



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