The event featured 12 Bay Area bars and restaurants that competed for for the ‘People’s Choice’ award for ‘The Best Bloody Mary’ in the Bay. Attendees enjoyed music by DJ Mancub and food samples by Cypress Grove Chevre, as well as food for purchase at El Tonayense Food Truck. The SOMArts Cultural Center main gallery was also open, where visitors could peruseThe San Francisco Foundation & SOMArts’ Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition while sipping on one of the many delectable drinks..
Participants strolled through the booths, watched cocktail demonstrations, browsed the gallery, and lounged in the patio area during the three hours allotted for unlimited bloody mary tastings.
The People’s Choice Award, which was decided by ballot (attendees were each given a token and instructed to vote for their favorite recipe) was awarded to Finnegan’s Wake, a neighborhood bar in Cole Valley. Runners up were 1760 on Polk Street and Picán San Francisco in Oakland.
Finnegan’s Wake, 937 Cole Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 731 6119
1760, 1760 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 359 1212
Picán, 2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA, USA, +1 510 834 1000
Mission Bowling Club, 3176 17th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 863 2695
Cliff House, 1090 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 386 3330
The Bloody Mary Liberation Party has hosted this event in cities nationwide, including Brooklyn, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.
By Emily Boleware