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The Library Lounge

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Steakhouse, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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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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Campbell River, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Library Lounge In the Drake Hotel has a wonderful atmosphere ... and wonderful food, too. We went for lunch then the next day we were going to have dinner next door in the restaurant. As we waited in line we realized that the Lounge looked a lot more fun ... so we had dinner there. We were not disappointed.

Thank Heather H
Kelowna, Canada
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two mature couples stopped here for lunch. Borscht, fish-and-chips, Reuben, hamburger - all well cooked and tasty. The server was most pleasant and accommodating (ensuring one of the meals was cooked without canola oil - allergy). The atmosphere in the lounge is appealing and inviting, quiet yet not dull. Recommended and we're all planning to visit again when in Nelson.

Thank Harri H
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The music was simple...female vocalist accompanied by guitarist. The ambience ...well , dark Victorian posh warm...yet laid back! The food was old school and new..roast pork and tacos on the same menu...quiet dining room full of locals who know where the good food is.

Thank jcdelong
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A charming old world club feel to this fairly small and intimate dining space. Attentive service and a comprehensive menu of favorites but the kitchen let us down on this occasion. Two orders of salmon were so dry they had to be sent back but the server handled it very well. A steak was overpowered with a goat cheese and... More 

Thank BKP-Sydney
Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the pub on a relaxing Sunday afternoon and tasted the amazing chilli lime brussel sprouts. Loved the surroundings and atmosphere so much, we returned the next evening and had a lovely dinner in the Library. Thanks to the wonderful service from Tia, we had a great evening.

Thank Sheila M
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the evening here. The service was excellent from the initial greeting at the door to receiving our check. Great selection reasonable pricing and excellent food. The background music by a local piano player was very good as well as the mood he created.

Thank jim f
Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down, best Lemon Merangue pie ever! Great place to relax with great food and drinks, feels like you are taken back in time

Thank 2KuriousKat
Rescue, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, and the singer Sara was great. It's my second favorite restaurant after Manaeesh restaurant on baker.

Thank LMK1967
Ryan M, Owner at The Library Lounge, responded to this review

After such a good review, I wonder why your second favorite restaurant in Nelson is only deserving of a three star rating. That sure doesn't speak very highly of the wonderful culinary offerings in this amazing mountain town. Nelson is known for so many great places to go to dine at but I guess we don't live up to your... More 

Nelson, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Library is our go to Nelson restaurant. Great food, big portions and an amazing "heritage environment." Quintessential Nelson!

Thank Mike M
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, wine, and staff. Live Jazz night is romantic and a must-do for any couples visiting Nelson.

Thank Ashbro14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $31
Steakhouse, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?