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Bagley Central Cocktail Bar Debuts With Affordable Drinks and Jerky Snacks

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Brenna Houck
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

A new, laid-back cocktail bar is now slinging drinks in Hubbard-Richard. Bagley Central is officially open for business at 2545 Bagley St., managing partner Mike Ketelhut tells Eater.

Ketelhut, a long time bartender in Detroit, took over the space previously home to Our/Detroit Vodka earlier this year, joining modern Mexican restaurant Peso at the corner of Bagley and 18th Street. He partnered in the project with longtime friend, building owner, and Green Dot Stables restaurateur Jacques Driscoll. Ketelhut’s goal was to develop a neighborhood bar with a punk rock aesthetic and an approachable cocktail menu. The 45-seat lounge has undergone renovations over the last several months, doing away with the white-boxed, minimalist aesthetic of the previous occupant.

On the menu, customers can expect affordable drinks priced between $6 and $8. Options range from a classic Pimm’s Cup with Pimm’s No. 1, cucumber, lemon, orange, and ginger beer to a Briny Deep with vodka, bloody mary mix, clam juice, and blue cheese olives. Bagley Central also serves beer, wine, and cider. Although the bar doesn’t have a food menu, it does serve a limited selection of Bagley Central jerky as a bar snack.

The bar is planning to host DJ’s this Saturday and Sunday as part of the grand opening. Take a peek at the full menu below.

Bagley Central is located at 2545 Bagley St.; open 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday (opening at 2 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo).

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2547 Bagley St., Detroit, MI