Monday, May 13, 2019

Bagley Central is Our New Favorite Bar

A few months ago we told you about Bagley Central, a new bar that was going to be opening in the old Our Detroit space in Southwest, Detroit. We have been looking forward to its opening and are pleased to report that we have found our new favorite spot in the city. Last Friday, we began what will eventually be described as a love affair with a lux little space that is warm and inviting in all the right ways. Bagley Central wants to be your new hangout and we bet after your first visit you will want it to be too.

This newly renovated 45 person cocktail bar is dimly lit, deliciously decorated, and the drinks are to die for. Nothing on their menu is over $8 with most of their items being well under that price point. This includes a wide range of interesting drinks like The Carpenter featuring Hendricks Gin, Campari with grapefruit, mango, and pineapple, or the Briney Deep which features Sobieski Vodka, bloody mix, clam juice, and blue cheese olives. They also have a wide variety of beers, including local players like Atwater, Bell's, Founder's, Ghettoblaster, and Blake's Hard Cider. To top it all off, they have the tightest list of $7 shot and a beer combos until 7 p.m. on weekdays.  ut, the yummy cocktails and low prices weren't the best part about spending our Friday at the space. 

The bar itself is overly welcoming. The walls have an emerald glow and the windows are outfitted in perfectly proportioned golden lines that are foiled onto the windows. There are old movies being projected onto small screens and soft velvet couches and chairs around the room.  here is also an eclectic collection of art, posters, and memorabilia that is tastefully hung on the walls. It is also the only bar that we have heard Suicide Machines and Le Tigre being played in on purpose on the same night. It was nice to be at an upscale bar that was created and executed by a real Detroiter who understands how important it is for us to make sure that rock and roll never dies, even if it's grown up and decided to upgrade to a better bar with a lot more to offer than well drinks and dirty bathroom stalls. Although, there is and will always be a time and place for those type of spaces too.  

Bagley Central is open at 4 p.m. daily.

Eater Detroit took a stunning picture tour of the space. Check that out here.


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