Expanded hours compliment new menu items at Gilpin's downtown

Earlier this year brothers Brad and Patrick Gilpin opened up Gilpin's Bagel & Deli on Seventh Street in downtown Cincinnati.  Their goal was to bring hot and steamy bagel creations to those living, working and playing downtown.

The unique bagel steaming process has been a hit so far and has encouraged the Gilpin brothers to expand the store's operations and create some new menu items.

The store that allows customers to name their own custom-made creations, with the chance of having it added to the main menu, will now have a couple of new features that Brad Gilpin says are new ideas to Cincinnati, while others are simply "great additions" to the menu.

The new menu additions include a 'Build Your Own Salad' and six additional customer-created meat sandwiches: Playboy Club, Pizza w/Balls, The Winner, Hung Like a Horse, and The SuperKay.  Also new is a beer and wine selection available for sale and delivery until 1am on the weekends.

The Gilpin's did not stop at the menu though as they now are also offering lunch time delivery service by Segway between 11am and 1pm, outdoor seating, Findlay Market vegetables, and DJs are keeping the night time hours fresh for those hitting up the Downtown nightlife nearby.

The store has also expanded their hours to include Sunday operations from 10:30am to 1:30pm, and will be open Monday through Friday from 8am to 2:30pm, and Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to 3:30am (or whenever people stop coming in).

Brad Gilpin says that more fun and interesting ideas are in the works, and suggests that customers keep an eye out for those future changes.  You can visit Gilpin's Bagel & Deli at 37 E. Seventh Street, or reach them by phone at 513-421-GBAD(4223).

Writer: Randy A. Simes
Photography by Scott Beseler
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