Sunday afternoon, thousands of people gathered at the Italian Community Center to partake in a beloved celebration of a tomato-based local delicacy. Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation‘s annual “MKE’s Best Bloody” benefit pitted a bunch of Milwaukee area bars and restaurants against one another in a fight for Bloody Mary supremacy in four different categories.

After a veritable ocean of tomato juice, a river of vodka, and almost every garnish imaginable were consumed and evaluated, the votes were tabulated and winners were named. Though the handful of businesses involved only accounted for a small percentage of the best bloodies the region has to offer, it showcased just how different and delicious representations can be. Here’s how the competition turned out.

Most Like A Meal
Elsie Mae’s Canning & Pies

Most Inventive
Crafty Cow

Most Milwaukee
Pete’s Pub

Best Overall
A tie between Bass Bay Brewhouse and Milk Can Diner

Congrats to all the winners!

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.