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Oct 24, 2008 06:04 PM

Bloody Mary Bars in Los Aneles?

Do they exist? I'm looking for the kind of place that has a spread of ingredients, kind of like a buffet, to build your own bloody mary. Tanks Doilinks.

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  1. The Belmont Cafe. Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM to 4 PM

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    1. re: Servorg

      Big Wangs used to do this also. Check to make sure it is still in operation if you want to give it a go. It used to be 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

      Big Wangs
      1562 N Cahuenga Blvd
      Hollywood, CA 90028
      Phone: (323) 469-2449

    2. Yeah, Belmont. They have Slim-Jims to put in your drink. Slim Jims. I'll say it again. SLIM-JIMS!!! God bless this country.

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        1. re: rednyellow

          Glad to hear the recommendation was on the mark. I look forward to reading your review after/when you go. Careful walking home.

      1. Not LA proper but Newport Beach - Sharky's on the pier Sundays. Buy the high test at the bar and walk 10 feet to the makin's - everything you could want and afterwards you are at one of the premier beaches/boardwalks in OC.

        1. I was recently catching up on my, ahem, archives of Los Angeles Downtown News’ and read an article from the 9/29/08 issue about Tranquility Base that mentioned Bloody Mary bar at its Sunday brunch:

          “…Sunday brunch … build-your-own Bloody Mary bar ($10); …server brought out our Bloody Mary glasses. At first I thought they were filled with ice water nearly to the top, but it turned out to be a serious serving of vodka. You can play mixologist and add an assortment of items to your drink: spicy tomato mix, horseradish, olives, onions, various seasoning salts, hot sauce, Worcestershire, celery, and my favorite garnish, Slim Jims. …”

          Tranquility Base
          (213) 404-0588
          801 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

          Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.;
          Sat. 1 p.m.-2 a.m.; and
          Sun. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)

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          1. re: yinyangdi

            Tranquility Base's bloody mary bar is excellent. You choose the vodka, they bring it to you and then you make it to your heart's desire. They had multiple types of mixes and seasonings. The brunch was decent. The french toast was special--unfortunately, I don't remember the specifics but remember it being very good.

            The one thing that bothered my girl and me about this place was the music. The name is Tranquility Base and they have this whole chill, cool vibe going but they were playing 50's diner music. We complained that it was ruining the atmosphere. They changed it to Dave Mathews, which was certainly better but still seemed a bit off in this place.

            We'll still go back for the Bloody Mary bar.

          2. Pats II in Redondo Beach great Bloody Marys and they open at 6:00 am

            1312 S Pacific Coast Hwy
            Redondo Beach, CA 90277
            (310) 316-6717