Monster Mash Bloody Mary Challenge 2023
Northern Liberties Business Improvement District ushers in spooky season and sweater weather with the perfect event to highlight the great outdoor dining spots in the neighborhood, showcase all the outdoor brunch options – and crown the neighborhood’s winner for Best Bloody Mary!
Monster Mash: Northern Liberties Bloody Mary Challenge returns on Saturdays and Sundays, October 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2023 at 15 participating bars and restaurants – the most ever. Boo(m)!
The Monster Mash adds a haunted twist to this storied beverage, challenging Northern Liberties bars to up their game and add some spooky design. Drinkers will have two weekends to taste each bloody and rate them on spice, taste, bling, and “halloweeniness.” Bragging rights will be awarded for each category and for the best overall Bloody Mary in the neighborhood.
Participating bars include:
** Añejo Philadelphia (1001 N. 2nd)
Pinche Chili Bloody Mary – A special mix of three hot sauces and four peppers, bacon fat washed vodka, bacon salt rim and an elaborate pepper, olive and shrimp garnish.
** Bar 1010 (701 N. 2nd)
Scary Mary – Vodka, tomato juice, pizza sauce, worcestershire, wasabi, horseradish, lime, salt
** Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd)
From Dusk Til Dawn – Teremana Resposado, Roasted Tomatoes, Black Pepper Corn, Mustard Seed, Coriander Seed, Pickled Horseradish, Zayda’s Spicy Pickle Juice, Vampire Infused Bitters and Black Salt (Bloody mix is vegan)
** Cantina Dos Segundos (931 N. 2nd)
Classic Bloody Mary
Despierta a Los Muertos (Wake the Dead)
A combination of citrus and smoke, with a spicy kick certain to wake you up (even if you’re dead) topped with a medley of house pickled veggies and more! Vegan friendly too!
Verde Bloody Mary Shot
Para Morirse (to die for)
Have you ever thought that you would be the one to make it out alive when watching your favorite horror flicks? For those who like a challenge, we have a concoction that is not for the weak at heart. This tomatillo, hot pepper and citrus infused mezcal shot will certainly prove that. Do you have what it takes to make it out alive?
** El Camino Real (1040 N. 2nd)
Birra Bloody Mary – A bloody Mary mix laced with Birria consomme and topped with a birria taco, picked jalapeños and carrots and a spicy tajin rim
** Figo Ristorante (1033 N. 2nd)
Carrie’s Revenge – Featuring basil infused vodka, san marzano tomato juice, hot Italian giardiniera (served in a blood bag with syringe)
** Heritage (914 N. 2nd St)
Scary Good Classic Bloody Mary – Lightly spiced with horseradish, salt, and pepper, topped with lemon, lime and olives
** Jerry’s Bar (129 W. Laurel)
Pick Your Poison – Three spice levels!
Satan – Jalapeno Infused Bloody Mary Mix, Revivalist Dragon Dance, Garnished with Bacon, Celery, Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno, Pickles, Jalapeno Salt Rim,
Lucifer – Serrano Infused Bloody Mary Mix, Vodka, Garnished with Bacon, Celery, Pimento Cheese Stuffed Serrano, Pickles, Sriracha Salt Rim
Beelzabub – Habenero Infused Bloody Mary Mix, Garnished with Bacon, Celery, Pimento Cheese Stuffed Habanero, Pickles, Habanero Salt Rim
** North Bowl (909 N 2nd St)
Blood on the Rocks – A very scary twist on a classic with black skull ice cubes and various tricks-and-treats.
** North Third (801 N. 3rd)
The Devil’s Hangover – Jalapeno infused Vodka, House Bloody Mary Mix, Candied Cayenne Brown Sugar Bacon Strip, Pickled Tomato, Olives, Celery, Cayenne Pepper Rim
** SET NoLibs (1030 N. 2nd)
Hail Maria (Bloody Marie) HAUNTING – say “Hail Maria” and let the spirit of tequila guide you. Each sip is a sacrament, with the bold base of tomato juice setting the stage. An orchestra of flavors arises with the zesty lemon pepper, salt, and thyme. Worcestershire sauce seamlessly fuses with the tang of fresh lemon and lime, while a bold kick from Tabasco and the pungent horseradish make it a perfection for a haunting KICK. But the true spectacle is in its presentation. Garnished with plump olives that seem to have tales of their own, the tartness of cornichons, the gentle bite of pickled onions, a robust celery stick standing tall, and a grand pickle that sprawls, making the Hail Maria not just a drink but a visual feast.
** Silk City (435 Spring Garden)
Dead Eye – Absolut Vodka, House Bloody Mary Mix, Mozzarella & Black Olive Eyeballs, Spiced Bloody Aioli, Black Vodka Float
** Standard Tap (901 N. 2nd)
Smoke and Mirrors – Featuring Vicio Mescal and Smoked Paprika, with Green Peppercorn Brine, Tomato Juice and Lime
** The Abbaye (637 N. 3rd St)
The Nightmare Before Christmas – House Bloody Mary with a black vodka Float & an Old Bay Meringue Ghost served with a surprise wrapped Christmas gift.
** Urban Village Brewing Company (1001 N. 2nd)
Blood Money – Money Light Pilsner, heirloom tomato bloody Mary mix made with capers, Fresno chiles, pickled jalapeno peppers, fish sauce and champagne vinegar
Plus, watch for the voting QR code to go try your favorites and help pick the winner.
VOTING OPENS OCTOBER 21ST!