Library serves up great food and cheap spirits

July 20, 2012 Review Print Print

Libraries often are filled with books and students cramming for finals.

However, the Library Bar & Grill, located at 607 W Boyd in Norman, keeps students from worrying about the rigors and pressures of college life with its selection of 35 beers on tap, spirits, food and an amazing patio.

It’s easy to understand why Esquire magazine recently rated the Library Bar & Grill one of the top 10 college bars in North America.


The Library earns high marks due to its selection of liquor and value due to their dual happy hours from 3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Library’s happy hour features pints of the Brewhouse’s selection of beers for $2, as well as half price on their selection of nachos and pizzas.

In addition to specials, other beer, and food, $3 well drinks make drinking at the Library an even more affordable option for those thirsty students on a small budget.

There are one or two areas where the Library doesn’t make the grade however. Despite being on a relatively busy street, the Library is difficult to get to since it is secluded, thanks in part to a large number of trees and shrubs in front of the building.

The other problem with the Library is it sometimes can take upwards from 20 to 30 minutes for your server to get your order during really busy periods of business. Minor complaints aside, the Library Bar & Grill lives up to its reputation as one of the best college bars in North America.

Rating: B+

—Joey Stipek

Staff Writer

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