We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Library

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
723 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3512
+1 805-542-0199
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

7 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 6: English reviews
Level Contributor
101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Not a fan. Have gone in several times and the bartender was always more interested in hanging out with the people sitting at the bar than attending to the clients. One in particular was particularly rude when I went in with my daughters, I understand that they need to ask for I.D. but it was almost a challenge. With so... More 

Thank klmattocks
Level Contributor
207 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I only stopped in for a quick trip down memory lane. It seems renovated from my last visit, years ago. Still reminds me of a dive bar. That's kinda it's charm.

Thank David J
San Luis Obispo, California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This review can go both ways it totally depends on your age bracket. If you are 21-24 and want to be packed in sweaty on the dance floor with hundreds of your peers! You found the right place. However if you are married with kids and on a date night this is not the place I want to spend anytime.

Thank Matt C
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

I have never been here in the daytime, but oh man. (I think you know where this is going.) The Library is a very unique bar and holds a special place in ratchet heart. (Ratchet = ghetto) It is full of Cal Poly athletes who are looking for that special someone to take home and I promise you will get... More 

1 Thank jaztravelsTWAL
Arroyo Grande, California
Level Contributor
87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014

We are coming here everyday now and are saving a lot of money by using their Wi-Fi. Plus all the knowledge in the world is here. It is another classic place of San Luis Obispo

Thank GuitarManDoug
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2009

If you're in SLO and you want to go to a nice lounge with a good DJ and a few coeds, this is the spot. The drinks are strong, and they usually have specials. The DJ starts spinning around 10:30pm, and the party goes strong until closing. They have an outside patio for smokers, but most of the action is... More 

Thank tpinlb

Travellers who viewed The Library also viewed

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County

Been to The Library? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-542-0199

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Library staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?