Monster Mash: Northern Liberties Bloody Mary Challenge returns to Northern Liberties and will run from Saturday, October 9th through Sunday, October 17th (select restaurants participating on weekends only).

Monster Mash is pay-as-you-go over nine days, giving Bloody Mary lovers a chance to try as many as they like while enjoying indoor or outdoor dining at your leisure. Patrons rank their drinks in four categories (right spice, taste, “bling,” and halloween-i-ness) with an overall winner taking top honors. Brunch and lunch reservations are encouraged.

This year there are even more restaurants participating, including the about-to-open Figo Ristorante, North 3rd, North Bowl, Jerry’s Bar, Anejo, SET NoLibs, Urban Village, El Camino, Cantina Dos Segundos, Standard Tap, Germantown Garden, Germantown Garden Grill, The Abbaye, Heritage, Bourbon and Branch, and SIlk City. Each competing restaurant will feature a Halloween-themed Bloody Mary with spooktacular fixings.

Participating competitors will include the following:

  • Anejo Philadelphia – The Green Goblin
    This cocktail bleeds green with a house-made base of tomatillos, cucumber, yellow tomato, jalapeno, hot sauce, horseradish, worcestershire, celery seed, salt & pequin pepper. Featuring agave vodka with bacon-washed Creyente Mezcal.
  • Cantina Dos Segundos – Brujah’s Brew
    Those who seek a drink born from fire, look no further than this spicy and tangy Mary built on a pyre of roasted tomatillo, green tomato, roasted peppers, and finished with a kick of citrus.
  • Bourbon & Branch – Hail Mary
    Jersey fresh tomato, horseradish, black pepper infused vodka, cajun spice, coconut aminos, garnished with Pizza Gutt pan pizza, onion rings, chicken tenders, pepperoni, buttermilk ranch and a pickled long hot.
  • El Camino Real – Two drinks
    Everything is Bigger in Texas with House-Made Bloody Mary Mix, Vodka, Candied Bacon, Fried Chicken Slider, Pickled Jalapenos, Poached Shrimp
    Bloody Mary’s Revenge with Ghost Chili and Horseradish Bloody Mary Mix, Jalapeno Infused Tito’s Vodka, Radish Eyeballs, Purple Fingers, Ghost Chili Spiced Rim.
  • Figo Ristorante (brand new) – Discendenza
    Grappa, Roma tomato, horseradish, Calabrian chile, Genovese basil.
  • Germantown Garden – Green Monster
    Stateside Vodka, Tomatillo, wasabi, green tabasco, lime, cumin.
  • Germantown Garden Grille – Fegadero
    Blanco tequila, tomato juice, horseradish, sriracha, lemon, Bacon, Tiny’s Burger Joint slider.
  • Heritage – TBD
  • Jerry’s Bar – The Devil Jerry
    Perched atop to-die-for deviled eggs, The Devil Jerry takes shape with red pepper, pepperoncini, a gherkin pickle and grape tomatoes. Served on a flashing chilled cauldron of ice with blood red salt rim and stuffed olives.
  • North 3rd – Monster Mary
    A neighborhood favorite for 20 years, North 3rd’s special spin on a classic is their house-made vegan buffalo sauce.
  • North Bowl – TBD
  • SET NoLibs – Bloody Sriracha Mary
    A combination of SET’s Thai Thai Sriracha Wing sauce and Bloody Mary mash with some spooky surprises.
  • Silk City- Silk Backyard Bloody
    Blending the flavors of Stateside Vodka and Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur, this Bloody is perfect for lounging in their Garden. Garnished with shrimp, celery, and bacon, you can enjoy surf and turf without shore traffic.
  • Standard Tap – Twisted Mary Burn in H E Double Hockey Sticks – this Bloody is the demonic spawn of an unholy crossing of the chiles of the netherworld and tormented Stateside spirits.
  • The Abbaye – TBD
  • Urban Village – The Black Widow
    UV’s house bloody mix, with a dash of witches’ brew: activated charcoal, oatmeal stout, house fermented sriracha and Stateside Vodka infused with smoked bacon, garnished of course with a whole prawn.

Visit www.explorenorthernliberties.org for a full list of details and updates.