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The Library

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Address: 53 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-382 8593
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17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Tue 17:00 - 01:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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Hidden away upstairs in the heart of Courtenay Place sits The Library. Fun...

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 show. The Library also has live music every Tuesday and Friday evening.

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Nice Grown Ups Bar

I have been here twice in as many weeks and both times have been impressed with my cocktails and the service. The 'tide' on the cocktails was a little low however the service... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amber D
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for a nightcap after dinner else where and was very impressed! Comfy sofas, dim lighting, music not too loud, attentive waitresses and lovely cocktails to boot! What more could you want!? I'll be back when I'm next in town for sure.

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Thank Amanda2266
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here twice in as many weeks and both times have been impressed with my cocktails and the service. The 'tide' on the cocktails was a little low however the service made up for it. I look forward to having an excuse to drink here again. The lighting is muted but warm and it is extremely cosy on... More 

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Thank Amber D
doha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, great drinks, great vibes and a real library of books! Staff ran out to me in street to return my beloved hat. Such a touch of fantastic service and friendly doorman. We will definitely return soon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

More like a dessert but enjoyed it very much. Groovy little bar, great service. Short skirts are back!

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Thank Fiona B
Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The desserts are delicious as are the cocktails. Pretty good wine selection too. If you're not fond of dim lighting then maybe try somewhere else.

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Thank Claire S
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a private room for a group of 22. We had excellent service from Ben and others and a fantastic night. Thanks.

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South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went there after dinner next door with our friends and I fell in love with the ambient. Such a great idea and the lighting makes it very cosy. The Staff is also very nice and friendly and I loved my cocktails. If I would live in Wellington I would definitely come back again

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Thank Kathi C
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cosy lowlight atmosphere but still room to move. Stopped in for a quick after meal drink. Great selection of cocktails/mocktails. Finished the evening off nicely!

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Thank X5666ZCemmab
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect little spot to people watch take in the atmosphere and drink a tasty cocktail! they have some good deals so check it out to decide what night to go! loved that you could still talk and be able to listen without having to shout

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Thank Amanda G
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Library. I bring every friend/family member that visits Wellington to this little spot and it has been a hit every time. Excellent cocktail list and yummy desserts (2 4 1 on Tuesday).

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