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.
The Old Library Restaurant is a lively, upscale casual venue full of Old-World charm and Art Deco flare --- paying tribute to the history of Olean's prohibition-era with our casual speakeasy vibe. This exquisite historical landmark was listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places in 1985.
SPECIALTY COCKTAILS | FINE WINES | CRAFT BREWS
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, or 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 lounge is the perfect place to chill out with friends in our cozy tufted banquettes while enjoying our 84" QLED TV ---
we're ready for game day!
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116 & 120 South Union Street | Olean | New York | 14760 | 716-372-2226