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European, American, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

We simply loved this place. In fact, it is our favourite bar in all of Russia. We passed by whilst walking around the beautiful city of Irkutsk but made our back later as it looked so cosy. It's a smart cocktail bar which you might...find in any cosmopolitan city like Moscow, London, N.Y. etc. except it has that Russian/Irkutsk twist: excellent service, a friendly welcoming vibe, a cool literary theme and and groovy ersatz fireplace, and best of all a large range of Russian style cocktails and vodkas. We opted for White Russian, [Bloody Mary is popular in Russia but we prefer that for breakfast in Scotland!] and a whisky based cocktail called 'Dead Poets', which is now my new favourite drink [Russia should start producing her own whisky like the Japanese and Taiwanese]. We had an early flight to catch otherwise we'd have stayed and made a night of it! Hope to be back one day. Thanks so much.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 March 2020

Good cocktails! Speciality is homemade creamy limoncello! Eve got a bottle with me! Also have cocktail devoted to Baikal! Tastes nice

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We went on a sunday night so its quiet but there is still a few patrons with nice music. The cocktail menu is extensive and i ordered one of the local cocktail baikal spritz and siberian *** forgot the name

Date of visit: June 2018
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Сашка Т, Генеральный директор at The Library Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

HungoverTT, thank you for you feedback! It was Siberian Old Fashioned - one of our local cocktails. It is prepared by pine nuts bourbon!

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

draft beer .. cocktail .. snack .. everything is good. staff is nice. good location. good vibes. if i go to irkutsk, i will visit there again.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Сашка Т, Владелец at The Library Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Oh, thank you very much! We're glad to see you in our bar=)

Reviewed 23 March 2018

Just loved this place, which located in the center of Irkutsk. I also loved the staff, the barmen are nice and ready to help you, they can also adjust drinks in accordance with your request. Just give it and try and you never regret it!

Date of visit: February 2018
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Сашка Т, Управляющий at The Library Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Igor, thank you for feedback! Will try to be better)) See you!

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Trendy bar in the center of lrkutsk! Library is located 10 walking minutes from Lenin square down on Karl Marks street. In my eyes so good cocktail bar in town with acceptable prices. The menu is also in English and bartenders know how to mix...a amazing drink! Just tell them what u what and they’ll knock something up forMore

Date of visit: March 2018
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Сашка Т, Владелец at The Library Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

We are glad to see you soon,Henry! Thank you!

Reviewed 19 August 2017

cocktails are so bad. The barmen are too slowly and rude. Meeting visitors a girl looks like a call girl at the entry. And also two huge security guards at the entry. I thought it was a bar, but it looked like a cheap strip-club.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great bar which was close to where I was staying . The beer was really tasty as was the food. Value for money was tremendous. There was a warm genuine welcome when I arrived and after the beer I had a few...delicious cocktails. The only improvement I can think of is a food menu in English I would highly recommend a night in hereMore

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The drinks menu was elaborate and the bartender was very passionate and focused on making the best drink to suit any individual! The atmosphere was warm and the drinks are very well priced. Worth a visit if you are ever in Irkutsk.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Отличное, теплое место с замечательными людьми, которые с радостью помогут с выбором любому гостю, предложат, подскажут, посоветуют, разговорят, развеселят, заставят тебя забыть, что ты пришел лишь час назад. Совсем немного, и ты чувствуешь себя "своим", из-за чего тебе захочется возвращаться сюда не раз, звать друзей...и делать эту некую барную "семью" только больше. A nice warm place, where great people work. They will gladly help you to make a choice, give a piece of advice, talk to you, cheer you up. They will make you forget that you're here only for an hour. Soon you will feel like you belong here and it will make you to go back not once. It will be the reason why you will annoy to all of your friends telling about this place and finally bring them here. At least this is how it works for me. I wish more people would know about this place, this bar surely deserves it.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Baikal story hostel and were invited for a drink in Library bar, which was just across the street, in one of the two main streets in Irkutsk. The atmosphere is nice and the bar is decorated as a library. We were there...on a weekday and the bar was still quite full with people having a drink, mostly students. The bartender spoke English very well and was eager to speak to us. The bar offers a wide range of drinks, among which homemade limoncello, which was nice and not too expensive. Besides that, the bar is somewhat expensive.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

It's actually very difficult to start because I'm feeling so good after a few beers and fries. You'll see it is a good place once you see it. Because there are the friendliest people, about a thousand drinks to choose from, decent food and even...a fake fireplace running 24/7.. books painted on a wall.. what else do you want??More

Date of visit: January 2016
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The Library Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5