From bacon crack rims to salami-infused vodka, we show you where to find the best bloody marys in all of San Francisco. 

Savor 50 of San Francisco's Best Bloody Marys!

The Drunken Tomato: San Francisco takes you on a bloody mary filled journey through the best cocktail-slinging bars and restaurants in San Francisco.

With fifty in-depth reviews, accompanied by detailed, full-color photos, you’ll learn exactly what to expect and where to find your next savory tomato cocktail. Welcome to a life with no more bad bloody marys.



Cliff House, San Francisco

Cliff House, San Francisco

Cliff House

1090 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 386-3330 |

Cursery research indicates that an erotic combination of sulfur, seaweed sex, and fish food is responsible for that alluring scent of ocean beaches. And while science doesn’t describe it with quite the glamour of a fog-cloaked poet, there’s something to be said about breathing in fresh seaside air while enjoying a bloody mary served cliff side. As the winner of the best traditional bloody mary at the 2015 SF Bloody Mary Fest, Cliff House is the place for just such an experience.

Why go? Ocean air with a view. | Price: $10

Waterbar, San Francisco

Waterbar, San Francisco


399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 284-9922 |

If I had a hot date, I’d take them to brunch at Waterbar. I’d also try to avoid ogling the super cute bartenders. But that’s neither here nor there. I’d order a dozen chef selected oysters and of course, The Ultimate Bloody Mary. Your date, my imaginary date, would be presented with a fresh platter of oysters shucked to order and a massive tomato based cocktail spiked with three ounces of Ketel One vodka, two giant prawns, two strips of bacon, a cucumber slice to hold it all together, and a signature house-made Old Bay seasoned rim. Trust me. 

Why go? Hot date approved. | Price: $24


Meet The Drunken Tomato 

Shelley Buchanan is the author of three bloody mary guide books and the Founder of The Drunken Tomato. She is a former Portlander, New Yorker, and Los Angeleno currently residing on a small farm near Seattle with her husband Gould, a crazy puggle named Gordon, 50,000 bees, and a large stockpile of bloody mary mix. She enjoys writing, short walks on the beach, and vodka-fueled conversation. If you want to know more, you’ll have to buy her a drink first.

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