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The Library

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Great cocktails

Great cocktails and knowledgeable bar staff.The only complaint was the food (which was supplied by... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Just a drink

Special place, friendly people. Nice quiet place. A hidden gem. Clean bar, price okay. I can not... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
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Hidden away upstairs in the heart of Courtenay Place sits The Library. Fun and frivilous cocktails, exquisite and obscure wines, delicious desserts, exceptional cheese and scrumptious savoury snacks make this a great place to meet before or after a...more
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53 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant space with attentive staff and an extensive list of wines and cocktails (albeit rather dear). But spoiled, as these places too often are, by excessively loud muzak being blasted at the patrons. I had to ask twice for the music to be turned down...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great cocktails and knowledgeable bar staff.The only complaint was the food (which was supplied by the next door "chow") was way overpriced.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always love going to the Library bar. Everything works - vibe, drink selection, food (tapas) and service.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Germana N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hidden gem! Such a great place after being recommended by a friend. Delicious food, attentive friendly staff and memorable ambience and setting. Will definitely be back!

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KateB2865
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We booked a table for my hen's night. The food and drinks were delicious, and my coeliac friend received great engagement from a barman who really knew how to provide for her unique needs. However, the service by the staff was a bit sub-par for...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

The ambiance is very nice and the cocktails and desserts are fabulous! Make sure you try the strawberry shortcake.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EricaW1558
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

An excellent bar in an enjoyably hidden location with professional service but humble attitude. Best bar in Wellington by a kiwi mile.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marlonk560
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Special place, friendly people. Nice quiet place. A hidden gem. Clean bar, price okay. I can not say anymore.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 828pieterk
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This bar was tucked up some stairs and was AMAZING. The cocktails were delicious and the dessert was divine. Would definitely recommend. Excellent service.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ash2023
Reviewed 28 October 2018

After a long day exploring Wellington and having enjoyed a nice dinner elsewhere, I was keen for a nice whisky and some cheese before heading home. This place was absolutely humming! Great decor, people enjoying cocktails with friends, the place just had a great vibe...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ZoeJ2012
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Response from Matthew Y | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. The kitchen generally closes at approximately 1am on a Friday night / Saturday morning. Have a lovely day and see you soon
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