Foreign Cinema's sumac-rimmed, Persian-style Bloody Mary. (Courtesy of Drunken Tomato)

12 Bloody Good Marys in San Francisco


Fiery, sweet, or peppery, there's nothing quite like a good Bloody Mary.

When it comes to brunch cocktails, beyond a yummy mimosa, there's no denying that the Bloody Mary reigns supreme. With a multitude of pungent flavors varying from mild and sweet to spicy and zesty, the options are endless; and with a tomato base and celery and pickled green beans for toppings, it's basically a salad, right? You can even toss in a bacon strip for some protein. We won't tell.

Zuni Cafe

Zuni Cafe's Balsamic Bloody Mary has earned a well-deserved spot on virtually every roundup of San Francisco Bloody Marys—and once you try it, it's crystal clear why. True to its name, the balsamic vinegar adds a sweet and tangy kick that's irresistible. // 1658 Market St. (Hayes Valley),

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