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
Point Burger Bar – New Berlin

Most Inventive
Centraal Grand Cafe & Tappery

Most Milwaukee
Bass Bay Brewhouse

Second Runner Up
Ashling On The Lough

First Runner Up
Brunch

Best Overall
Matty’s Bar & Grille

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