When talking about liquid meals my drink of choice is a Bloody Mary. It's also bloody impossible to find a bartender or a bar who can make one without resorting to the off-the-shelf mix (paste) and when they do attempt to concoct it themselves usually the name of the recipe is disaster. I've been ordering BM all over the world for a while and the best one I've had was in (surprise, surprise) Hawaii @ Rusty Harpoon. (The paste is made from scratch with 39 ingredients or some such very high number).
The $64K question is: what are the best places (bars, pubs, restaurants, whatever) to have a decent Bloody Mary around here?