April 16, 2021

23 bloody marys and micheladas every San Antonian should have tried by now

Tomato-based libations like bloody marys and micheladas have triggered plenty of debates between drinking buddies. Some folks love a punch of umami with their booze, while others just aren't fans.

Whichever side of the debate you're on, you've got to admit San Antonio is home to plenty of spots that offer up the savory tipples in cozy atmospheres.

We rounded up 23 local establishments that offer their twists on the brunch-worthy cocktails that may have non-believers rethinking their stance.
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Whiskey Cake
15900 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 21200, (210) 236-8095, whiskeycake.com
Need a hangover cure? Whiskey Cake’s over-garnished Bloody Mary features a snack-filled skewer to aid in downing the hair of the dog. 
Photo via Instagram / whiskeycakesa
Whiskey Cake
15900 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 21200, (210) 236-8095, whiskeycake.com
Need a hangover cure? Whiskey Cake’s over-garnished Bloody Mary features a snack-filled skewer to aid in downing the hair of the dog.
Photo via Instagram / whiskeycakesa
The Good Kind
1127 S St Mary's St, (210) 801-5892, eatgoodkind.com
The savory, spicy Bloody Mary at The Good Kind is loaded with an unctuous house-made tomato base that’s savory, spicy and oh-so-tasty. Try it with any one of their signature breakfast items for a veritable breakfast of champions.  
Photo via Instagram / eosanantonio
The Good Kind
1127 S St Mary's St, (210) 801-5892, eatgoodkind.com
The savory, spicy Bloody Mary at The Good Kind is loaded with an unctuous house-made tomato base that’s savory, spicy and oh-so-tasty. Try it with any one of their signature breakfast items for a veritable breakfast of champions.
Photo via Instagram / eosanantonio
Social Spot
930 Broadway, (210) 263-9009, facebook.com/socialspotSATX
Another past Michelada Madness champion, the Social Spot’s beer-centric cocktails are not to be missed. We love to get ours loaded with cucumber and seasoned salt for an all-around refreshing summertime sipper.   
Photo via Instagram / social_spot_satx
Social Spot
930 Broadway, (210) 263-9009, facebook.com/socialspotSATX
Another past Michelada Madness champion, the Social Spot’s beer-centric cocktails are not to be missed. We love to get ours loaded with cucumber and seasoned salt for an all-around refreshing summertime sipper.
Photo via Instagram / social_spot_satx
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
255 E Basse Rd Suite #160, (210) 937-1063, snoozeeatery.com
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery keeps the kids happy with pancake flights, savory hash and a casual setting — and keeps parents happy with epic bloody marys and mimosas. 
Photo via Instagram / snoozeameatery
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
255 E Basse Rd Suite #160, (210) 937-1063, snoozeeatery.com
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery keeps the kids happy with pancake flights, savory hash and a casual setting — and keeps parents happy with epic bloody marys and mimosas.
Photo via Instagram / snoozeameatery
Max's Wine Dive
340 E Basse Rd Ste 101 Ste 101, (210) 444-9547, maxswinedive.com
If we told you that getting jalapeño buttermilk fried chicken as a garnish to your Bloody Mary was an option, would you need any more convincing? Didn’t think so. Give it a shot at Max’s weekend brunch.  
Photo via Instagram / maxswinedive
Max's Wine Dive
340 E Basse Rd Ste 101 Ste 101, (210) 444-9547, maxswinedive.com
If we told you that getting jalapeño buttermilk fried chicken as a garnish to your Bloody Mary was an option, would you need any more convincing? Didn’t think so. Give it a shot at Max’s weekend brunch.
Photo via Instagram / maxswinedive
Mariscos El Marinero
1819 McCullough Ave., (210) 465-9178, facebook.com/1819MariscosElMarinero
El Marinero’s Micheladas definitely keep us going back, since you can order them with double the cerveza, if you’re feeling descarado. 
Photo via Instagram / mariscos_el_marinero
Mariscos El Marinero
1819 McCullough Ave., (210) 465-9178, facebook.com/1819MariscosElMarinero
El Marinero’s Micheladas definitely keep us going back, since you can order them with double the cerveza, if you’re feeling descarado.
Photo via Instagram / mariscos_el_marinero
Little Em’s Oyster Bar
1001 S Alamo St, (210) 257-0100, littleemsoysterbar.com
This bright and airy Southtown joint offers more than seafood, boasting crisp white walls and floors with pops of light pink and periwinkle blue that are just damn Instagram-worthy. Their recently-introduced oyster shooters may not be a proper Bloody Mary, but they’re dang close enough.  
Photo via Instagram / littleemoysterbar
Little Em’s Oyster Bar
1001 S Alamo St, (210) 257-0100, littleemsoysterbar.com
This bright and airy Southtown joint offers more than seafood, boasting crisp white walls and floors with pops of light pink and periwinkle blue that are just damn Instagram-worthy. Their recently-introduced oyster shooters may not be a proper Bloody Mary, but they’re dang close enough.
Photo via Instagram / littleemoysterbar
La Laguna Mariscos
23535 I-10, (726) 444-0750, mariscoslalagunagroup.com
La Laguna Mariscos’s huge menu features tostadas, tacos, various seafood cocktails and over-the-top Micheladas with seafood garnishes. 
Photo via Instagram / thefellowdiner
La Laguna Mariscos
23535 I-10, (726) 444-0750, mariscoslalagunagroup.com
La Laguna Mariscos’s huge menu features tostadas, tacos, various seafood cocktails and over-the-top Micheladas with seafood garnishes.
Photo via Instagram / thefellowdiner
Ida Claire
7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd, (210) 667-2145, ida-claire.com
If brunch with a little bit of southern hospitality charm is your jam, post up at Ida Claire, where authentic comfort food meets an elevated experience, and the bacon-dressed Bloody Marys flow like wine.  
Photo via Instagram / idaclairesa
Ida Claire
7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd, (210) 667-2145, ida-claire.com
If brunch with a little bit of southern hospitality charm is your jam, post up at Ida Claire, where authentic comfort food meets an elevated experience, and the bacon-dressed Bloody Marys flow like wine.
Photo via Instagram / idaclairesa
The Hayden
4025 Broadway, (210) 437-4306,  thehaydensa.com
One step inside this spot and you know you’re in for something special. The casual — but thoughtful — vibe of this Broadway Street eatery extends to the food and drink menus, making their Bloody Mary perfectly balanced and full of flavor.   
Photo via Instagram / texas_made_eats
The Hayden
4025 Broadway, (210) 437-4306, thehaydensa.com
One step inside this spot and you know you’re in for something special. The casual — but thoughtful — vibe of this Broadway Street eatery extends to the food and drink menus, making their Bloody Mary perfectly balanced and full of flavor.
Photo via Instagram / texas_made_eats