Insider's Guide: Where to Find the BEST Bloody Mary's in Asheville, NC

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A loaded Bloody Mary is every bruncher's dream come true. This is especially true if you're curing a hangover of the night before. Snacking on all of the extra fixings while you wait for your actual meal to arrive is a necessity. It’s almost lunch. You didn’t eat breakfast. And you're hungry. Brunch is a serious matter in Asheville, and brunch would be incomplete without a Bloody Mary. Here are 8 of the best Bloody Mary's in town.

The Southern's Bloody Mary Baron Sunday's.
The Southern's Bloody Mary Baron Sunday's.

1. The Southern

You can't beat the Bloody Mary Bar at The Southern in downtown Asheville. For $5 you'll get your liquor-base of choice (vodka, tequila or beer), awesome fixings, great music, and an outdoor patio. The only problem? The Bloody Mary bar is only on offered on Sundays, starting at noon. (Hey, sometimes you want a Bloody Mary on a Wednesday, know what I mean?) The Southern, 41 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, 828-251-1777; www.southernkitchenandbar.com

2. The Junction

Sunday brunch at the Junction is a must. And, if you do decide to have brunch there, you have to try the Bloody Mary. It's made from organic tomato-vegetable juice, mixed with their secret recipe of seasonings, Luksusowa Vodka, FireWalker Hot Sauce and plenty of kick in the best you'll ever taste. (That's a bold statement, and I'm sticking to it!) The Junction, 348 Depot St., Asheville, 828-225-3497; thejunctionasheville.com

Bacon anyone?
Bacon anyone?

3. Luella's BBQ

Luella's has a great BLT Bloody Mary. I think it would qualify as deliciously over the top. As the name implies, yes, you're going to get a piece of crisped to perfection bacon. Luella’s Bar-B-Que, 501 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 828-505-7427

4. Posana

At Posana, their version of the perfect Bloody Mary consists of a house-infused pepper vodka and house mix. It almost has a taste of Sriracha. Posana, 1 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 828-505-3969; posanarestaurant.com

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5. Carmel's Kitchen & Bar

Absolute Peppar vodka, house recipe mary mix, smoky-maple fire pickle garnish are what make up the Bloody Mary's at Carmel's Kitchen. Carmel's Kitchen & Bar, Grove Arcade 1 Page Ave., Asheville; carmelsofasheville.com

6. The Barleycorn

That Bloody Mary with the celery salt rim? Kapow! The Smokehouse Bloody Mary at Barleycorn is full of flavor and will have your mouth watering with joy. The Barleycorn, Asheville; 828-774-5598; thebarleycornpub.com

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Posana's spicy version.
Posana's spicy version.

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Carmel's version
Carmel's version

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7. Mayfel's

Yet another Bloody Mary bar. (Yasss!) What's not to love about making your Bloody Mary creation? Dress it up as much (or as little) with the fixings and spices. Mayfel’s, 22 College St, Asheville; 828-252-8840; mayfels.net

8. Tupelo's

Garnished with Okra? Yep! Because it wouldn't be the south without Okra. The Bloody Mary's at Tupelo are delicious and popping with flavor. And if a classic BM isn't enough...they also offer a Queen Mary, which is garnished with all the Bloody Mary fixings and a shrimp. Tupelo Honey Cafe, 12 College St., Asheville; 828-255-4863; tupelohoneycafe.com

And, of course, there is a handful of other places around town serving up their versions of the best Bloody Mary's in town. These 8 just happened to be standouts.

Have you found the best Bloody Mary's in Asheville? Share it below!

Insider's Guide to Asheville's Brunch Scene

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So, you're in Asheville? Well, you've already won some major "awesome" points for visiting one of the most amazingly hipster city in the South.

Early morning in Asheville, the question isn't should we go to brunch, but where should we go for brunch? There are plenty of options. Here are 7 of the must-try places and what you should order.

Over Easy Cafe
Over Easy Cafe

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Over Easy Cafe

Over Easy Cafe is an Asheville favorite and possibly the most underrated brunch and breakfast spot in town. The place is tiny, and there will likely will be a line outside. Order the Huevos Rancheros or the Lavender French Toast and a fresh Green juice.[/column] [/columns_row]

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Posana

Posana should be on your food bucket list in Asheville. French toast stuffed with lemon ricotta, topped with blueberry brandy compote? Yes please! And everything is gluten free.[/column]

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The Junction

This place is so hipster it hurts. You'll find tasty finds like the honey-pecan pull-apart cake, pork brunch tacos, and biscuits with mushroom-sage gravy and Dijon creme fraiche. You're tastebuds are in for a real treat![/column] [/columns_row]

sunny point cafe
sunny point cafe

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Sunny Point Cafe

Sunny Point Cafe is regarded by many as the best brunch place in town. I couldn't agree more. You'll eat some of the best omelets and huevos rancheros ever made. It's mind blowing. And, of course this place couldn't be hipster enough if it didn't have a kitchen garden by the parking lot.[/column] [/columns_row]

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Plant

Two words: Vegan. Brunch. Moby ate here at Plant. That's an excuse to check this place out all on its own. The french toast here is serious business which is made from hemp bread and is loaded in berries.[/column] [/columns_row]

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Limones

Weekend bunch at Limones is amazing and you'll find amazing dishes like Goat Cheese & Crab Empanadas, smoked chipotle Chilaquiles and poblano-smoked duck sausage burritos. And, the Mexican hot chocolate with churros are to die for.[/column] [/columns_row]

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Curate

Curate is hands down one of the best places for a Spanish brunch (and lunch and dinner). Feed your hungry tummy with Iberian ham and a Spanish omelette. This place is pure awesomeness.[/column] [/columns_row]

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