Pop quiz: What’s better than a bloody mary with brunch? Answer: Knowing that it’s the best bloody mary in Baltimore. And even better than that? Getting the privilege of judging the competition, while you enjoy a sampling of options from some of Baltimore’s hottest brunch spots. And when your ticket price gets donated to a fabulous local charity, everybody benefits. That’s the idea behind B&Co. Events’ 1st Annual Baltimore’s Best Beatz & Bloodys affair– an event that we couldn’t be more excited for.

There’s simply no better place to go for an opulent Sunday cocktail than the Grand Ballroom and the incredible 13th Floor at the Belvedere. That’s why the folks at B&Co. Events are just who we’d trust to get the best of Baltimore into one room for the absolute best brunch event of the spring. And it’s not just brunch and bloody marys, either. As the name suggests, DJs will be dueling right alongside Baltimore’s top bloody mary mixologists. The DJs will mix beats. Bartenders will mix bloody marys. And all the while, you’ll be mixing and matching brunch options from the likes of The Owl Bar, Southern Provisions, Cardinal Tavern, Kooper’s Tavern, The Elephant, Ouzo Bay, and more.

But the festivities don’t stop with simply eating and drinking while soaking up the Belvedere’s fabulous and unique atmosphere. You can also participate in the event’s silent auction, which will feature baskets donated by each restaurant. You can bid on memorabilia, gift cards, apparel, and more. Besides the endless flow of bloody marys, you can also look forward to drink specials, oyster shooters, and a photo booth. At the end of the event, when one restaurant wins bragging rights to “Best Bloody Mary in Baltimore” they’ll also get to decide which local charity the event’s proceeds will go to. That’s dining (and drinking) local while supporting local causes. Awesome.

Tickets include: Bloody Mary Samples & Brunch Stations

Current restaurant participants include: The Owl Bar, Southern Provisions, Cardinal Tavern, Kooper’s Tavern, Argosy Cafe, Wayward Southern Bar & Kitchen, Iron Rooster Baltimore, Langermann’s, Rachel, Tir Na Nog Kitchen & Irish Pub, Birroteca, The Nickel Taphouse, Verde, R. House, Golden West Cafe, The Elephant, and Ouzo Bay.

The menu will include an assortment of hors d’oeuvres with sweet and savory ‘interactive’ stations.  Favorites can include deviled eggs, chicken and biscuits, mini pancakes with an assortment of flavors and breakfast grilled cheese sandwiches (no, you’re not dreaming…it’s a thing.)

Our advice: RSVP now. And plan to arrive hungry.

The 1st Annual Baltimore’s Best Beatz & Bloodys event takes place Sunday, March 26, from 11am – 2pm. The Belvedere is located at 1 East Chase Street in Baltimore. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the event’s website.