Everyone knows Buffalo’s bloody scene is nothing short of stellar. But what you might not know is that there are several build-your-own Bloody Mary bars around town that will totally rock your world. If you find yourself brunching on a Sunday morning/afternoon, we suggest adding these spots to the top of your priority list for a one-of-a-kind experience where you get to create your own personalized Bloody Mary, with all of the toppings your heart desires. Sound good? We thought so.
Here are some places around WNY with build-your-own Bloody Mary as an option *on Sundays*:
1. 800 Maple
800 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221
This fine dining restaurant may be known for their prime chops, seafood, and gigantic wine list, but they also have one heck of a brunch menu. On Sundays between 10am and 2pm, you can build your own Bloody Mary from the spirit to the mix to the rim and garnish. By the way, we highly recommend enjoying your Bloody with one of their famous brunch wood fired pizzas for a heavenly combo.
59 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202
A fave chill-vibe Italian restaurant in town, this is a great spot for a brunch and a bloody on a Sunday. If you’ve ever dreamed of pasta smothered in alfredo and parmesan at brunch time with a Bloody in hand, you need to make your way to Giacobbi’s. At 11am they start serving their brunch menu, which includes more than just pasta- crepes, eggs, brunch pizza and more. And the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar is a real hot commodity, so order your spot in line ASAP.
3. My Saloon
1928 Broadway, Darien Center, NY 14040
This classic little American restaurant just outside of Darien Lake has some of the best daily specials we’ve seen in quite some time. We’re totally obsessed with the Sunday special, which is… 60 cent wings (yup, that’s right) and a build-your-own Bloody Mary for just $4.50. Now that’s what we’re talking about. They’re served all day from 12pm-11pm. Again, that’s what we’re talking about!
1402 Millersport Hwy, Williamsville, NY 14221
7800 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221
Sunday’s from 12-3 is known as “Sunday Bloody Sunday” at Santora’s. Enjoy live music, some of their delicious pizza, and your own customized Bloody Mary from a long list of mixes, vodkas and fix’ins.
189 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
This diamond in the rough bar has one of the best build-your-own Bloody bars around (we’d even be willing to claim in the country). On Sundays, starting at $8, you can choose (from an overwhelming list) your base, spirit, mix-ins, and garnishes galore. If there was ever a time to get creative with your garnishes, it’s here. You may just wind up with an entire pizza log or meatball on your Bloody.
4401 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221
This Little Pig’s brunch is no joke, guys. The menu is always changing, but there are a couple of excellent major staples like the cinnamon bun, bottomless mimosas, and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar that you’re going to want to take full advantage of. When you’re done concocting your beverage, load it up with allll the toppings.
2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202
This waterside restaurant offers a create-your-own Bloody bar with a side of Lake Erie views. They’ve got all of the toppings you could ask for (most importantly, bacon).