If you come to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, chances are you’re going to bring some friends and have a good time. And if you’re going to have a good time, you’re probably going to party. And if you party, you might find yourself waking up with a little bit of a headache that could hamper your fun the next day. Don’t hamper the fun you’ll have in Indy during the Super Bowl. Instead, go out the next morning and get a delicious Bloody Mary.
Admittedly, I had never had a Bloody Mary before sitting down to write this blog but my wife and I decided to mix up a couple this evening and I’m a fan. So, I turned to my trusty friend Google to see where other residents and visitors go when they want a good Bloody Mary in Indy, and here’s what I found.
One bar on multiple lists is the Dorman Street Saloon. Located on the northeast side of downtown, the Dorman has been around long enough to boast that John Dillenger frequented it while planning his heist of the State Bank of Massachusetts Avenue in 1933.
Speaking of Mass Ave, four bars that also showed up in my results are Mesh, Chatham Tap, MacNiven’s and Mass Ave Pub, all located on the eclectic downtown throughway. I can vouch for all three establishments being fun and possessing delicious food, and the reviewers say the Bloody Mary’s are nothing to scoff at either.
The biggest surprise I found was a mention of Weber Grill, located just off the corner of Illinois and Washington St. I’ve enjoyed burgers and chili there before, but would never think of it for a Bloody Mary.
And, just for balance, I did see one place on the south side of downtown that was mentioned. Iozzo’s Garden of Italy’s Iozzo-Style Bloody Mary is made with a famous local Bloody Mary mix known as Hoosier Mama’s and Indiana Vodka.
So, there you have it. Come party the night away in Indy for Super Bowl XLVI and keep on ticking with some local-made Bloody Marys. What’s your favorite cure for a night out on the town?