Stunning Setting. Exceptional Cuisine.
The Old Library Restaurant is located in the historic Olean Public Library Building and is one of the region’s most beautiful and treasured landmarks. Built in 1909, with funds provided by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, this elegant work of art was designed by architect Edward L. Tilton in the Beaux-Arts style, complete with original bookcases, a grand staircase, and two fireplaces.
Full of Old-World charm and Art Deco flare, The Old Library pays tribute to the history of Olean's prohibition-era with its cozy and casual speakeasy vibe. This exquisite historical landmark was listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places in 1985.
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The Prohibition Bar
Full of Old-World charm, swagger, and sophistication, The Old Library Prohibition Bar & Lounge is the perfect place to gather to sip a Signature Cocktail, to savor a craft beer, and to connect with friends with flare.
Take a step back in time with our Signature Cocktail menu featuring iconic classics with a modern twist. In the mood for vino? We offer wines from around the world that will impress even the most discriminating wine connoisseur.
Our outstanding bar & lounge food menu features your favorite "bar foods" with an upscale twist. All this, plus our 84" QLED TV, and 10 draft beers to choose from --- we're ready for game day, so come and join us!
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CONTACT & LOCATION
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116 South Union StREET
Olean, New york, 14760
Wednesday thru Saturday 11am-2pm
WEDNESday thru Saturday 4pm-9pm
Wednesday & Thursday 11am-9pm
friday & saturday Extended evening bar hours