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Neighborhood Bar Takes Shape in Former Biegas Gallery Building

The Queens Bar is headed for downtown Detroit

Queen's Bar will take over a corner space previously occupied by the Biegas Gallery.
Queen's Bar will take over a corner space previously occupied by the Biegas Gallery.
Brenna Houck

As foretold more than a year ago, a new bar is finally taking shape in downtown Detroit's former Biegas Gallery building next to PuppetArt Theater. The space — reportedly purchased by Cliff Bell's and Bronx Bar owner Paul Howard — will house Queens Bar. The owners declined requests by Eater for comment on the project; however, the bar's social media accounts were recently activated and have been documenting Queens' steady progress towards opening.

Billed as a low-key neighborhood hangout, Howard previously characterized the venue as a 2,000-square-foot space with room for 80 patron inside and 40 seats on the patio. The bar also includes a small kitchen. Last summer the building's façade sported plywood boards, but those have since been replaced with large windows and metallic details. Interior photos show a U-shaped wood bar with curves that mirror the building's architecture. The bar appears to sport eight taps with a stove and flat top grill in the kitchen.

A photo posted by @queensbardetroit on

A photo posted by @queensbardetroit on

A photo posted by @queensbardetroit on

Queens Bar (perhaps named after another New York borough a la Bronx) appears poised for a spring or early summer opening, though we're told the owners are taking their time. Stay tuned for updates.

Queens Bar

35 E. Grand River, Detroit, MI Visit Website

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