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The Library Bar

A hidden gem in the city

Nestled atop the Library’s historic Mitchell building, The Library Bar offers a unique experience in the heart of Sydney.  

This exciting venue is part of the Library's grand plan to turn the iconic public institution inside out and create amazing spaces for Sydneysiders and visitors.

Head to the observation deck for stunning views of the Harbour and across the Domain. Enjoy open-air sunset cocktails with friends, or find a cosy spot indoors and soak up the warm and friendly atmosphere.  

The carefully curated menu aims to showcase the best products NSW has to offer.

Wednesday to Saturday, 4 pm – 10 pm, for cocktails, wine and grazing. A limited number of tables are reserved for walk ins, however we recommend booking a table before you visit.

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Exciting news! 

Our plans to extend the bar's popular observation deck have been approved. This means that twice as many people will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the Harbour and across the Domain this coming spring. The Bar will remain open during the construction period, with works undertaken outside of operating hours from Monday 8 August. Read more

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Office workers at the Library Bar

Image courtesy City of Sydney/Anna Kucera