Wellington City 04 382 8593
Two for One Desserts and Live Music
- Mon – Thurs 5pm – late
- Fri – Sun 4pm – late
- Live Music
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Meals: Late Night, Dessert
Reading Room / Lounge Bar / Live Music / Sweets & Treats
Hidden away upstairs in the heart of Courtenay Place sits The Library. Fun and frivolous cocktails, exquisite and obscure wines, delicious desserts, exceptional cheeses and scrumptious savoury snacks make this a great place to relax and unwind.
14 Reviews for The Library
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The staff are great, fast service, very helpful and well groomed.
I ordered a couple of cocktails and was suprised at how fast they were bought out, and how great they tasted!!
The drinks are well priced and immaculately presented.
The atmosphere is awesome, and is a great place to just chill out, put your feet up and soak it all in.
Loved every second of my experience there, and now am a regular after work. Would recommend to all!
We were served promptly for our first round and given glasses of water straight away. A waitress even came around to top them up only a few minutes after first receiving them – however this was the last we saw of her.
We finished our first round, and looked at the menu to decide what we wanted for round two. Then waited. And waited for a staff member to check in with our table again. We ended up flagging down a passing waiter. From memory, I haven’t encountered this problem at The Library before, but it’s something to be aware of.
The door staff were also found lacking. When we arrived we waited to get let in while the bouncer finished off a conversation with a passer-by. Then, when my partner tried to join us later in the evening he was refused entry – he had his ID, he was completely sober, and wearing a shirt, but was not allowed in.
There are other places to go for cocktails, with more encouraging staff, and we’ll probably be looking at those before returning.
I have been to the Library 2-3 other times thinking that it is a nice place but have always been underwhelmed with the quality of the deserts and drinks as well as the exorbitant prices. The Library does lure you in with its style and vibe, but let this not deceive you as the quality of desert and drink is very average and definitely not worth the prices. I have not tried the savoury or cheese menus so will withhold judgement on those.
I would not recommend the Library to anyone and will probably never go back.
I took my Mum here as a treat. She’s not a “bar” kind of person, so we enjoyed Virgin Mules. She loved just chilling on an old couch with me and taking in the atmosphere.
Well done guys! I’ll be back!
We went to order another cocktail that was $30 each, after we paid we realised its not 2 for 1.. we paid full price.
After talking with “a manager” he explained there are conditions to which cocktails are 2 for 1… on the advertising it doesn’t explain this… no conditions apply etc…
They need to identifiy better which is 2 for 1 and which is not
As for the drunken pirates grog cocktail, it was nothing but some pineapple juice with a small amount of alcohol served in a tiki totem cup thing, which has nothing to do with pirates… for $30 each.
On Tuesday they have a “2 for 1 dessert special” and Wednesdays “2 for 1 Drinks special”