The bacon Bloody Mary has become legendary in our coastal paradise, and locals are willing to wait in line to get one of these savory delights and a hearty brunch on weekends. If you ask a crowd of San Diegans who has the best Bloody Mary in town, you will hear a unanimous shout, "Small Bar!" Garnished with a variety of goodies, including stuffed olives, pickles, tomato, shrimp, and yes, bacon, it's sure to satisfy every craving and pummel a hangover to bits (bacon bits, that is). Lounging at the beach and need a low-cal bacon fix? Saunter over to JRDN at Tower23 in Pacific Beach, where the Bloody Mary has a deliciously lickable bacon salt rim. No post-beverage workout needed here.
Small Bar, 4628 Park Blvd., University Heights. smallbarsd.com
JRDN, 723 Felspar St., Pacific Beach. t23hotel.com
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