Best of Philly

2011 Bloody Mary

Standard Tap

There are way more bad Bloody Marys in this town than good ones, and most of the rest including all those too-whimsical takes on the classic are okay at best. A proper Mary is meant to drink almost like a meal, and the restorative, robust version at Standard Tap is the best there is, especially when the bartender whips up one garnished with house-made pickled veggies.

2nd and Poplar Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19123; 215-238-0630;