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The Library Lounge

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$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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422 Vernon St | Hume Hotel, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E5, Canada
6:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Spokane, Washington
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took my wife for dinner and jazz on a Tuesday night. Perfect date. The music was great.The ornate, historic atmosphere can't be beat. The food was top quality. We shared a plate of poutine to start. She ordered the steak and said it was one of the best she's had. I ordered the chicken cordon bleu. Everything from the sides... More 

Thank Shawn M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Free WiFi was an added boon for us as we couldn't use our cellular reception in Canada.

Thank 843angelak
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely a favorite in Nelson .Our family have been here many times always great food and wonderful staff and service.

Thank Terry B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I came to Nelson for our wedding anniversary. Tried a different steak place the first night and were disappointed. Thank goodness we made The Library our choice the second night. Everything that we ordered was excellent and the service was attentive. Loved the atmosphere and the menu was quite varied. We look forward to trying some of... More 

Thank David G
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location in Nelson for food and drinks. You are surrounded by dark wood and cozy surroundings. The food is excellent and they have live music. Great place for a nice dinner and drinks. Service was excellent.

Thank Robert C
Nelson, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food in a heritage atmosphere with excellent live music! The service is excellent and the lounge has flexible seating for two or twelve friends.

Thank BobF1958
Kelowna, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by here late one night when we came into town. The decor is amazing: antique style in an old heritage building. The drink menu is fairly extensive and the food we tried, cauliflower wings and the Reuben sandwich, was delicious. There's a reason this place is near the top of the list in Nelson!

Thank Darowwss
Clearwater, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must stop if you are visiting Nelson, BC. Great atmosphere, good food, good service, great price and great live music. We can not wait to go back!

Thank LilGeo73
Ryan M, Owner at The Library Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for checking us out and offering up a review. We hope to see you back! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here on two occasions and both times we were very happy with the appetizers and main courses. I had liver and onions and is probably the best I have ever had. The soup was excellent and so were the other appetizers. The next visit we shared a pizza which was truly outstanding in both taste... More 

Thank dad-jicase
Ryan M, Owner at The Library Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review despite a gap in the service on your first visit. We will be sure to discuss this with her. We appreciate the feedback as it helps us to be better. We are glad you had a great time here. More 

Maple Ridge, Canada
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were touring the Kootenay Area and our friend suggested The Library Lounge in Hume Hotel, for a trip down Memory Lane. Appreciated the Décor. We all chose Soup of the day Potato-Corn-Bacon 'Savoury'. Enchilada Pulled Pork tender (doggie bag portion) Quiche tasty. Falafel Wrap also generous and interesting taste. Our waitress was friendly & very upbeat. I walked thru... More 

Thank Sandy11653

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $31
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 1:00 am
6:30 am - 1:00 am
6:30 am - 1:00 am
6:30 am - 1:00 am
6:30 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 Vernon St | Hume Hotel, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 12503525331
The Hume Hotel has three different food outlets to eat in that offer the same menu and a vast array of food. A family restaurant called the General Store, an intimate fireside lounge featuring live jazz called the Library Lounge or a lively, old English-style bar called Mike's Place Pub. We cook up amazing steaks, pastas, seafood, the '100 Mile Burger', sandwiches, salads and homemade desserts. We are also known for a legendary Sunday Brunch that goes from 11am - 2pm every Sunday. We are popular for our consistency, generous portions, food quality and reasonable prices all to be enjoyed in a character atmosphere that was built in 1898. There is no place like the Hume.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?