We asked, and you answered! In our first ever #StePo Showdown we put the best brunch beverages head-to-head and asked our Facebook followers to tell us which ones reigned supreme in the Stevens Point Area. Read on to see the results - and learn the best spots for these brunch beverage staples in the Stevens Point Area. Then, head out for brunch (either dine-in or to-go) to sample them for yourself!

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#1 - Bloody Mary

Taking the top spot was the classic Bloody Mary. You'll want to start at Rusty’s Backwater Saloon, widely known as home to one of the best Bloody's in Wisconsin. Their spin on the classic has some serious street cred. Order up here to try their spicy take on the Bloody Mary - complete with cheese whips, footlong beef sticks, and mixed assortments of pickled goods. But, don't stop there. You’ll find more versions all over town, from spicy to savory. Or, if you are all-in for the extras, don’t miss the monsters at Rookies - packed with extras. (And, be sure to earmark a trip to PJ's when they re-open in 2021 for their Legendary Mary - topped with extras to feed a hungry crowd - including a brat, cheese curds, and pretzel bites!)  

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#2 - Coffee

It should come as no surprise that coffee comes in second because in the Stevens Point Area coffee is a serious business. And, it should be considering Food + Wine named Wisconsin’s best coffee shop here, with Ruby Coffee in Nelsonville (and their new flagship café in downtown Stevens Point). The good news – coffee lovers of all kinds can find their perfect cup here (and not only during brunch). For more, grab a cup at Emy J’s, Mission Coffeehouse or the Coffee Studio

Want more? Check out the story behind Ruby Coffee here.

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#3 - Mimosa 

Taking third is a classic brunch staple. Of course, in the Stevens Point Area - you'll find it with a­n interesting twist at Mikey’s, which offers a specialty flavor for a weekend treat. Sip the classic, featuring orange juice, Prosecco, and a blueberry garnish - or try the Black Cherry version for a twist. For more, check out the Landmark’s Moscato Mimosa, the classic at Father Fats – or opt for Ciderboys Grand Mimosa, an apple orange hard cider that pays tribute to original by the Stevens Point Brewery

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Want more?

If you're still hungry for more, check out the best breakfast spots in the Stevens Point Area, dig into more coffee hotspots, or find the area's best pancakes & french toast spots. Find more tasty spots to inspire here. Be sure to tag @StevensPointArea and use #StevensPointArea on your Instagram photos for a chance to be featured!