Thursday, January 7, 2010

Eat Out. Library Bar [Thirsty Thursdays!].

Most of my good friends know that I spent much of my wonderful time in college at the library...and no, that's not as nerdy as it sounds. No, no, I was just your regular work-study student working behind that big library desk, sitting pretty and people-watching while you stressed out about your research paper and got mad at us for giving you late fees. Best job in the world? Maybe.

So it goes without saying that libraries will always hold a special place in my heart, and although I no longer work at one, I figure I can still (still? shhh) drink at one. The Library Bar is the perfect substitute. Situated right in the heart of downtown near (duh) the L.A. Public Library on 6th St., the below-ground bar is low-key with a not-too-dark atmosphere and yes, books on the shelves. (But don't even think about trying to, er, check them out. I once witnessed a guy who dared to throw a book jokingly at a friend get consequently thrown out by the awesome bouncer literally before the book hit the ground.)

The drinks are pretty decently priced for downtown, with well drinks going for about $7, and happy hour (until 8pm) margaritas and cosmos at about $4. The bar also apparently has amazing food, which I have yet to try, but have definitely drooled over as I sucked on the blueberries of my whiskey sour (yes, blueberries in a whiskey sour!). Parking can be a hassle, with it being downtown and all, but according to their website, the bar now provides $5 validated parking after 6pm. So, just like with those late fees, no excuses.

The Library Bar
is located at 630 West 6th St. in downtown.

-- Chau Tu

Photo credit: Yelp

1 comment:

  1. This sounds almost like the kind of thing I'm looking for. I would want it to have more books and make people be as quiet as you would be in a library and have more wood. It seems like it would be fun if you had to whisper.