Herein lies the age old question: Where does one go for a bloody mary before a Cubs day game?
One of us coming from Wicker Park, the other from South Loop, we split the difference at Rockit Bar & Grill.
“You know there’s a Rockit in Wrigleyville?” you say.
Well, yes. Experience has taught us that any bar near the stadium would be a shit show for a weekend game. Plus, we took it as an excuse to give the Gourmet Bloody Mary Bar a shot.
For $5, this bloody mary has to be the best value in the city.
First off, you get a mug of housemade bloody mix and Absolut Peppar, not some crappy, insta-hangover, well vodka.
Where you take it from there is up to you. The menu claims at least 18 garnishes and ingredients. However, the chart at the bar (plus the hot sauces on the periphery) added up to at least 30.
You could make a meal out of the garnishes. Quality shit, too. Shrimp! Ham-wrapped cheese! Goat cheese-stuffed olives!
We were all like:
While this wasn’t our first rodeo with a bloody mary bar, we were quite impressed. It’s hard to compare it to Green Door because this one is less build-from-scratch and more dress-it-up yourself.
One thing is certain, you get a lot of bang, spice, zing for your buck. Like Arnold, we’ll be back.
Gourmet Bloody Mary Bar: Our rating (scale of 1–5)