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Library Bar

Hotel Bar, Cocktail Bar, and Speakeasy · Central Hollywood
7000 Hollywood Blvd (at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel), Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 4:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 4:00 PM–11:00 PM
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

One of LA’s best hidden gems, this playground for the leading movers and shakers in mixology is located off the historic lobby.


Based on 116 votes

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  • Don't forget it is Memorial Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • What you need to know
    49ers C.
    "A must if your into mixology drinks"(12 Tips)
    Doug Z.
    "Have a "Last Tango in Modena" <---great cocktail"(2 Tips)
    Lauren F.
    "finest farmers market ingredients."(2 Tips)
    Kendall A.
    "Make sure you go when Matt Biancaniello is working."(2 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • last tango in modena
  • market ingredients
  • spicy food
  • great value
  • fancy
  • trendy
  • champagne
  • good for dates
  • gin
  • casual
  • staff
  • liquor
  • fresh food
  • concoctions
  • fruit
  • pricey
  • cukes
  • fruit drinks
  • pastels
  • Nick G.
    Swanky bar in the corner of the Roosevelt hotel with elaborate cocktails made with fresh farmer's market ingredients bought daily. Each drink is an occasion in and of itself. ($10-15 per drink)
    Nick Greif · June 28, 2012
  • Amanda N.
    Pricey but worth it. Get there early, sit at the bar and make sure Matt serves you. He's very friendly and thoughtful about what you might like. Ask for a savory drink with horseradish and cucumber.
    Amanda Natividad · January 4, 2011
  • Hotel Tonight
    Cocktail connoisseurs flock here to see Matt Biancaniello and his fellow mixologists. Try the 17-step Bloody Mary. Or if you’re adventurous, tell the team what you like and let them get creative.
    Hotel Tonight · April 5, 2011
  • Nick G.
    Small backroom bar w/ enterprising bartender who has made a name for himself with personalized cocktails made w/ fresh produce he collects from farmer's markets around the city. Even harvests his own Read more
    Nick Greif · July 28, 2011
  • Eater
    Library Bar is a little cave behind Public that continues to supply patrons with some of LA's most seasonal, creative cocktails. Barman Matt Bancaniello always has something delicious up his sleeve.
    Eater · April 11, 2013
  • Orletha A.
    BEST BAR in LA. Go when Matt or Greg are working, always order cocktails (that's what this place is all about), and plan your return trip in advance because you'll for sure come back!!!
    Orletha Andersen · October 9, 2011
  • Michael C.
    Matthew is simply amazing! Share with him your tastes and he won't disappoint or let him surprise you with one of his fresh cocktails or ask him what new ideas he is cookin up
    Michael Crane · September 5, 2012
  • Kendall A.
    Make sure you go when Matt Biancaniello is working. He's the best bartender in LA. If you sit at the bar, he might let you try all of his drinks before they go out. Delicious!
    Kendall Aliment Ostrow · January 20, 2011
  • Curbed
    The seasonal produce-driven cocktail menu is now put together by Rob Floyd. The same vegetal/fruit-forward menu is offered, but a little more on the theatrical side. Read more
    Curbed · March 28, 2014
  • Travis P.
    This place shits on the other places in Hollywood as far as drinks go. Rum mojito grapefruit thing or Gin bell pepper thing that Greg makes are the best, thank me later.
    Travis Preston · June 24, 2011
  • Steve J.
    Possibly one of the coolest bars I've visited. They prepare custom cocktails to meet your vibe and taste.
    Steve Johnston · October 19, 2014
  • Davinci Virtual
    Serving up deliciously creative cocktails, the Library Bar's mixologists pair perfectly crafted drinks with great food the entire evening.
    Davinci Virtual · June 15, 2011
  • Angie C.
    Have to visit this bar, checked in the hotel a few hours ago. Curious to know if there is a library of books provided to read or byob.
    Angie Carr · August 28, 2015
  • Liz W.
    Awesome drinks. Best Blood Mary's in town made w/at least 10 fresh ingredients. If u like lemon drop martini's ask Brian for a Daisy.
    Liz Walters · May 9, 2010
  • Andrew C.
    These bartenders know their stuff. Even for the non-drinker they can create some of the most tastebud tantalizing beverages out there.
    Andrew Curry · October 15, 2013
  • Thompson Hotels
    The bartenders here have their Ph.D. in mixology; come experience a level of beverage artistry hard to find in this day and age.
    Thompson Hotels · November 17, 2011
  • Juston P.
    Come here for bonafide cocktails. Then, if you're feeling feisty, wander to the Tropicana Bar. Thom Yorke showed up there once, you know.
    Juston Payne · January 9, 2012
  • Lisa D.
    Drink whatever Matt or Greg recommend - you won't be let down. Favorite spot for cocktails on the west coast hands down.
    Lisa Davis · October 14, 2011
  • Lauren F.
    Amazing mixologists in LA using the finest farmers market ingredients. You give your taste bud order and they will deliver.
    Lauren Faretta · June 23, 2011
  • Scott L.
    Easily the best drinks in LA. Mixology magicians. Tell the bartenders what you like, they make a drink you'll love.
    Scott Lewallen · August 26, 2014
  • Caroline O.
    If your cocktail is taking too long, Matt the bartender has a Jamaican Waiting Punch which is free on some nights or $5 a glass.
    Caroline On Crack · May 9, 2011
  • Cassandra K.
    Amazing fresh fruit drinks. Small low lit space with leather couches and trendy interior decor. Very classy!
    Cassandra Krul · July 23, 2010
  • Mike P.
    Ask for head Mixologist Matt's Last Tango In Modena & Italian Greyhound. Both unique & signature cocktails!
    Mike Prasad · September 22, 2011
  • Annie T.
    Greg the bartender: not only is he a cutie, he makes an amazing drink called The Pastels. *swoon*
    Annie Tsai · September 2, 2011
  • Kennly A.
    Go early and sit at the bar for front seat action. Matt is an AMAZING bartender!
    Kennly Asato · August 30, 2010
  • Thompson Hotels
    The Library Bar harvests its own bees to create homemade syrups and concoctions.
    Thompson Hotels · June 16, 2011
  • Christine
    The bartender asks your favorite flavors to create a delicious customized cocktail. LOVE the giant ice cube!
    Christine · September 25, 2011
  • LA Weekly
    Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info') Read more
    LA Weekly · March 25, 2011
  • Annie T.
    Ask Brady to make you his arugula drink, it's so subtle and lovely!
    Annie Tsai · October 7, 2010
  • Urszula G.
    Incredible cocktails, expensive but totally worth it.
    Urszula Goscilo · September 4, 2014
  • 49ers C.
    Small watering hole w/n the Hotel. A must if your into mixology drinks
    49ers Coleman · February 12
  • Brett J.
    Matt (yep) made me a drink called "the Easter Island:" champagne, gin, lime, cuke & tarragon. LOVED it.
    Brett J · January 11, 2012
  • aaron e.
    Matt is the original mixologist...order what he suggests. Can't miss
    aaron earls · September 22, 2010
  • Adam G.
    Ask for "the bulldog" if you're the adventurous type. Sweet, spicy, and the right mix of epic.
    Adam Gordon · January 14, 2013
  • Dana B.
    Try the Vampire! Order it regular and spicy!
    Dana Braziel · November 1, 2011
  • Doug Z.
    Ask for Chris, he's really great and have a "Last tango in El Modena"
    Doug Zamensky · March 26, 2013
  • The Avenue Hollywood
    You need to try their eggnog specialty cocktail!
    The Avenue Hollywood · December 18, 2011
  • Holly S.
    Best drinks ever!!! No bartenders here.... straight mixologists!!
    Holly Savant · May 31, 2011
  • Rogelio C.
    Awesome cocktails, totally recommended
    Rogelio Castillo · March 15, 2013
  • Lina A.
    Very chilled out! love the cocktails
    Lina A. · April 27, 2015
  • Claire B.
    Great mixologists... I'm never disappointed.
    Claire Berger · May 11, 2013
  • Oksana L.
    Love the decor and the funky drink concoctions.
    Oksana Lysenko · October 26, 2010
  • G F.
    Tell Matt the bartender extraordinaire that I sent you!
    G Fox · September 9, 2011
  • Jean H.
    Chris Hughes is the barkeep to meet. He and Matt kept me warm all night.
    Jean Harvey · February 19, 2012
  • Amber K.
    Greg the bartender is the sexiest since Tom Cruise in Cocktail.
    Amber Katz · December 18, 2011
  • Joe J.
    Best f'ing bar in LA. Chris knows his stuff.
    Joe Juntereal · April 28, 2012
  • Wesley H.
    Try the "one and only" drink made by Chris.
    Wesley Hein · December 13, 2011
  • Jen O.
    Bartender Matthew is incredible, whatever he says.
    Jen Ostrich · July 31, 2011
  • Tammy Z.
    Breeder's Cup, Elderflower Tarte, Spanish Rose
    Tammy Zhou · August 15, 2011
  • Heidi Q.
    Ask for a Bookers on the rocks
    Heidi Q · June 25, 2013
  • Allison P.
    sooooo amazing!!!!!!! :) i <3 hollywood!!!!
    Allison Phelan · July 27, 2013
  • Cato S.
    Favorite place fro a pre-party drink. Read more
    Cato Stevens · July 29, 2011
  • Doug Z.
    Have a "Last Tango in Modena" <---great cocktail
    Doug Zamensky · December 3, 2012
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Try a customized cocktail
    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · January 31, 2015
  • Juliana Z.
    Las tango and Modena legit
    Juliana Ziegler · January 18, 2013
  • Kathy B.
    Phlacharkick!!! Must ask for Brian...
    Kathy Bodo · May 18, 2010
  • Jen O.
    Bartender Matt is da BEST
    Jen Ostrich · August 11, 2011
  • Gaia D.
    Get the penicillin.
    Gaia Dempsey · March 24, 2011
  • Darren G.
    All the drinks
    Darren G · August 13, 2014
  • Lily v.
    Checked in last night
    Lily vonnegut · February 6, 2011
  • Jackee B.
    Jackee B. · September 15, 2010

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