Weekends are meant for bloody marys. Whether you’re nursing a hangover or just want to start your Sunday off right, a bloody mary is the perfect cocktail for the occasion. If you’re looking for some of the best bloody marys in the Sacramento area, look no further. We’ve got five popular picks to satisfy your needs.

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Fox & Goose Pub and Restaurant 
1001 R St
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-8825
www.foxandgoose.com

Hours: Mon to Sat – 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sun – 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One of the undisputed top spots for a good bloody mary in Sacramento is the Fox & Goose Pub and Restaurant. Located on the corner of 10th and R streets, Fox & Goose has been serving Sacramento locals some of the best breakfast eats and bloody marys around. After a long night, swing by for an early morning breakfast and bloody mary, both of which will go a long way in undoing the previous night’s overindulgence. These drinks can be filling, so go a little lighter on the food. If you can stomach it, pair your drink with the smoked salmon plate. These flavors mesh wonderfully and the end result is a perfectly proportioned meal.

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Sweetwater Restaurant and Bar
1901 S St
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 731-8857
www.sweetwatereats.com

Hours: Brunch Sat and Sun – 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

When a standard bloody mary won’t do the trick, head over to Sweetwater Restaurant and Bar on the weekends for their unlimited bloody mary bar. This set up will allow you to embrace your inner mixologist as the combinations are practically endless. From multiple tomato juices, tons of sauces and a variety of pickled additions, you can create a bloody mary that is one of a kind. If looking for something to pair with your unique drink, try the bloody mary wrap. The delicious tomato tortilla comes packed full of bloody mary marinated flat iron steak, tomato, red onion and watercress.

Related: Best Breakfast Cocktails In Sacramento

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33rd Street Bistro 
3301 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 455-2233
www.33rdstreetbistro.com

Hours: Sun to Thurs – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri and Sat – 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

While many stop by 33rd Street Bistro for a glass of wine, hidden down farther on the menu is the signature 33rd Street Bistro bloody mary. Their version includes Absolut Vodka and the secret 33rd Street mix. This drink is definitely worth a try any time of the day. With over 40 wines available by the glass, it’s become a popular spot for wine lovers, but the bloody mary definitely shouldn’t be overlooked. Try one of the unique breakfast creations like the breakfast panini with scrambled eggs, Swiss emmentaler and smoked turkey with herb mayonnaise on challah bread or the crab and pepperjack cheese omelette, as they all go hand in hand with your delicious red beverage.

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de Vere’s Irish Pub
1521 L St
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 231-9947
www.deverespub.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat and Sun – 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

While de Vere’s prides itself on knowledge of fine Irish whiskey, many locals tout de Vere’s as one of the best spots for a good bloody mary in the city. Made with Tito’s Vodka, house-made bloody mary mix and all the fixings, this hearty drink is one of the must try candidates on the list. The best part is, each order of this tomatoey delight is only $5. You will have a hard time ordering only one.

Related: Best Sacramento Area Irish Pubs

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The Shady Lady Saloon
1409 R St
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 231-9121
www.shadyladybar.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat and Sun – 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Step back in time and head over to the Shady Lady Saloon for a spicy bloody mary. As with everything on the menu, the cocktails are made with the freshest ingredients and highest quality products. The Shady Lady Saloon is a beloved Sacramento institution no matter what type of libation you are seeking, but the spicy bloody mary has definitely left its mark on the hearts of many locals. Try some of the southern inspired dishes like fried green tomatoes, fried chicken and collard greens or a shrimp po’ boy. Each goes magically with your bloody.

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Erin is a freelance writer and photographer currently based in Taiwan. To date, she has traveled to over 40 countries on four continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.