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Library Bar

Cocktail Bar and Lounge$$$$
Financial District, Los Angeles
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  • Winston
    "Library Burger one of 10 best in DTLA."(4 Tips)
    Jason D.
    "The peppered steak fries look better on the menu than in person."(3 Tips)
    Nan A.
    "Pork belly skewers are sooo delicious."(8 Tips)
    Grant R.
    "get the tangerine beer!"(2 Tips)
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  • Andy F.
    Andy FrancoSeptember 16, 2016
    Great selection of beer and happy hour 3-7. Tried the old fashioned which was great!
  • Andre M.
    Andre McDonaldJuly 14, 2016
    Dark and Stormy is a must with Jamaican Appleton rum
  • JT
    JTJuly 9, 2016
    Cute little place to drink with friends. Good music on some nights and often very crowded
  • Alex C.
    Alex CabreraApril 26, 2016
    Have you ever had a bad dish that wasn't salvageable by dousing it in chipotle aholi? No? Come to Library Bar for the experience of a lifetime.
  • John K.
    John KiddeApril 4, 2016
    There are Actual books on the shelves, so it's not just a clever name.
  • Natalia K.
    Natalia KrystelFebruary 18, 2016
    loved the atmosphere! nice music and martinis.
  • Cherith Z.
    Cherith ZanghiFebruary 14, 2016
    Nice decor, super cramped. Music too loud to hear yourself think
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoJanuary 18, 2016
    Nice drinks and interior.
  • ブルーノ
    ブルーノJune 21, 2015
    A nice, tiny and loudly place to go for drinks in DTLA. Too bad I missed the Happy Hour but I'm glad I ordered the french fries with my negroni. Soo good!
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Try the Library Burger
  • Lily C.
    Lily CaraballoFebruary 21, 2015
    The French fries are awesome. Even if you don't drink, I'd say it's a good place to grab a plate of fries.
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesJanuary 22, 2015
    #happyhour from 3pm-7pm - huge after-work crowd so get there early
  • Philip T.
    Philip TamDecember 10, 2014
    Great draft beer selection. Packed at nighttime, but their happy hour deals are a steal.
  • Deirdre B.
    Deirdre BatticeDecember 1, 2014
    Really nice spot for pre-night out warm up. The signature cocktails I tried were all delicious. Fries are excellent too.
  • Oleksandr S.
    Oleksandr SkrypnykOctober 25, 2014
    Very atmospheric. You can even find the Star Wars books.
  • Kylie M.
    Kylie MatsumotoOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's been a while but I love their pork belly skewers and sandwich, parmesan fries, and their birthday cake shot with sugared lemon! Never had the burger but everyone says it's bomb!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
    Check out Library Bar as seen on Best Bars in America , Drinking Made Easy Read more
  • seanivore
    seanivoreAugust 17, 2014
    ~ good vibes ~
  • Pooja N.
    Pooja NairAugust 17, 2014
    Great cocktails and happy hour!
  • Roni L.
    Roni LeicamAugust 8, 2014
    A little pre bday celebration with friends 🍸 
  • Koren K.
    Koren KordesDecember 30, 2013
    Try the deviled eggs... Avoid the artichoke.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LeeDecember 27, 2013
    So many books in here...
  • Stephanie 💋 M.
    Stephanie 💋 MarronNovember 18, 2013
    Security here is the WORST! A guy vomited on people in the bar and security did nothing!
  • Alejandra M.
    Alejandra MortellaroSeptember 23, 2013
    The burrata is so tasty!!!
  • J.C. B.
    J.C. BalcitaSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $5 whiskey sours during happy hour. Enough light to read a book if you sit at the bar.
  • Erik O.
    Erik OvandoSeptember 9, 2013
    Good place for begin the night.
  • Elia P.
    Elia PachecoSeptember 7, 2013
    Amazing little bar. It's dark though but the bathrooms are super clean!
  • Jace F.
    Jace FordAugust 18, 2013
    Super downtown bro bar. Ya know, if you're into that whole thing...
  • Alex R.
    Alex RAugust 16, 2013
    This place is awesome!! Garlic parmesan fries rule!
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine PJuly 21, 2013
    Arrive early or reserve the lounge spots with couches so that you have a comfortable place to sit!
  • Annie D.
    Annie D.June 29, 2013
    No, dont believe the guy that said that the LB Lemonade is good. The lB lemonade is way too fucking sweet! 3:4 vodka, which is awesome... But nonetheless way too sweet.
  • Yisha Z.
    Yisha ZhangMay 7, 2013
    A pleasant place on a school night. They ACTUALLY have REAL books.
  • Joan M.
    Joan McLaneApril 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great service, a heavy hand and good food what more can you ask for!
  • Mo R.
    Mo RFebruary 4, 2013
    The problem with this place is that the books are well chosen and the lighting is dim!
  • Sanya O.
    Sanya ObsivacDecember 22, 2012
    Cozy but a bit too dark. Eyes need some adjusting. ;)
  • Ian P.
    Ian PrietoNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is quite small. However, if you're looking for a beer to try... definitely try the "Tangerine Beer". Also you can't go wrong with the food here... surprisingly really good!
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroNovember 9, 2012
    If you get the munchies after you have a few drinks, the Library Bar is for you. Their burger is out of this world, along with the rest of their bar menu.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BallmannAugust 30, 2012
    LB Lemonade is refreshing and delicious. Go for it!
  • Superb
    SuperbJuly 3, 2012
    Go on a weeknight so you can actually grab a seat, order some food (which is surprisingly good!), and relax with a beer or any of their well-crafted cocktails.
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJune 27, 2012
    Park in the underground lot on the corner of West 6th St. and S Hope St. below State Farms Insurance, Library Bar will validate your ticket. Buy at least 2 drinks, and parking will only cost you $5. Read more
  • J H.
    J HMay 20, 2012
    This place is just too dark to enjoy myself with my girl. This place just screams, "I'm too good to be in normal lighting"
  • Taylor
    TaylorMay 7, 2012
    Three cheese fries are solid. Despite what you may hear, three cheeses are better than five.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ChanFebruary 12, 2012
    It's on Hope, not 6th. Don't be a douche like me, stumbling up and down 6th trying to find it.
  • Mad P.
    Mad PatFebruary 10, 2012
    Try the pork belly sandwich. Deelish!!!
  • Nan A.
    Nan Anuccavech BurgosJanuary 26, 2012
    Pork belly skewers are sooo delicious. Should've ordered more.
  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia BeaverhausenNovember 24, 2011
    Entirely way too dark in here. How are you supposed to read? Misleading.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 15, 2011
    The idea of drinking in places where you’re not supposed to brings back a guilty fun, like passing notes to pretty girls in grade school. Drink of choice? Their “I’ll Take Manhattan.” Cheers, Dickens.
  • Jackson C.
    Jackson ChenNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The pork belly sandwich is amazing. Wash it down with some beer and leave happy.
  • Eddie G.
    Eddie GenaoOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get that validation and a beer and a burger bombs
  • Maya M.
    Maya MartinezOctober 11, 2011
    Don't like the crowd , bunch of late 40's dudes
  • Leslie M.
    Leslie MacchiarellaOctober 7, 2011
    Happy hour great munchies and drinks downtown after work.
  • Nelson C.
    Nelson CSeptember 11, 2011
    Its my bday... if you're here buy me a drink, please! Look for the exquisitely good looking bald guy!
  • Samantha I.
    Samantha IlyceSeptember 6, 2011
    The bacon blue cheese burger is great, the french fries are underwelming.
  • Rusty
    RustySeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They'll make the happy hour Margarita "skinny" if you just ask.
  • Winston
    WinstonAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Library Burger one of 10 best in DTLA. Coupled w/the cooked in duck fat Peppered Steak Fries, you're winning.
  • dan a.
    dan adamsAugust 24, 2011
    Smoked salmon. Excellent!
  • Alexandria
    AlexandriaAugust 18, 2011
    The pork belly skewers and sandwich are AMAZING!! kitchen closes at 11.
  • ari
    ariJuly 2, 2011
    Beware of the guys who wear intelligent-looking non-prescription glasses that say they're from Harvard and try to hit on you... Yeah...
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsJune 23, 2011
    Tell the bartender your favorite ingredients and he’ll create a custom drink for you.
  • gina m.
    gina momJune 15, 2011
    Amazing Pork Belly Skewers! And the Odyssey - to die for!
  • Aimee D.
    Aimee DuellJune 14, 2011
    dark, sultry, excellent drinks Read more
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsJune 8, 2011
    Try the cactus infused tequila cocktails. The perfect summer refreshment.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsJune 2, 2011
    Try Matt’s newest summer sensation, The Elderflower Tarte.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsJune 1, 2011
    Master mixologist Matt works on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BarronMarch 27, 2011
    A personal refreshing treat was their "dark and stormy" beer. A combination of ginger and spiced rum.
  • Duchess V.
    Duchess VonFebruary 11, 2011
    This place blows. All the Ally McBeals in their polyester suits and sensible shoes. Every guy tops out at 5'4". Je'Deteste.
  • Miki R.
    Miki ReynoldsJanuary 25, 2011
    The only tip you need: get the pork belly sandwich. omgsogood!
  • Julie • 유미 U.
    Julie • 유미 U.January 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy Earl Grey martini and a solid happy hour. This is where I go after work to wind down.
  • Victoria D.
    Victoria Della RipaJanuary 11, 2011
    The peppered steak fries are off the charts!
  • Grant R.
    Grant Ryan LDecember 31, 2010
    small, but pretty cool. get the tangerine beer!
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™November 15, 2010
    Cocktails weren't anything to write home about, sorry.
  • Paul B.
    Paul ButapetchOctober 31, 2010
    pork belly skewers! get 2 orders at a time, you'll be glad you did.
  • TJ T.
    TJ TutayOctober 28, 2010
    Library burger that shit
  • AskMen
    AskMenSeptember 3, 2010
    Get thee to the Library Court Lofts building for some ground-floor quality drinking time with friends. The beer menu is also darn good, especially if you like yours with the Belgian monk touch. Read more
  • Benjamin G.
    Benjamin GutierrezJune 4, 2010
    The library lemonade is quite delicious!
  • Erick P.
    Erick PrinsApril 3, 2010
    Busy during happy hour but calms down a bit around 9-10 at which point the bar hopping crowds start filtering in. Recommend the craftsman heff. And the library burger.
  • Gillian
    GillianJanuary 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on a weeknight when the vibe is chilled out and you will have a much better time. Unless you like being uncomfortably close to a lot of USC undergrads. Which I guess you might.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MilioJanuary 16, 2010
    The pranqster ale would make Kesey himself proud! Seen?
  • Jason D.
    Jason DearbornDecember 9, 2009
    The peppered steak fries look better on the menu than in person. Not quite as tasty as they sound.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CampbellNovember 25, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    "I hear the cosmopolitans are quite good"
  • Jeanette L.
    Jeanette LiangNovember 19, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    amazing grilled cheese!!!
  • Spencer L.
    Spencer LeeJuly 12, 2009
    ventilation is terrible
  • Brett S.
    Brett SchulteMay 2, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Burger in LA... really.
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