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The Bibliotheca Bar & Book Exchange

$$ - $$$, ,
27 Gresham St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8212 6979
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“library bar” (2 reviews)
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Australian, Wine Bar, Bar
$$ - $$$
27 Gresham St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant and bar while exploring the laneways off Hindley St. Sitting on the stools at the open window was a great place to enjoy a couple of quiet drinks and watch what was happening up and down the street. The cocktails, drinks...More

Thank Darryl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in the heart of the CBD this cute wine bar has it all. Terrific for a romantic drink or two. The staff are expert at attending to your food and drink needs and serve promptly. You can dine stylishly inside or out. Visit...More

Thank chrishelcoombe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing by on our way home and decided to check it out. It's very dark and hence doesn't lend itself to actually reading, but at 1100 at night, who is thinking of opening up a book? The cocktail list is extensive and the...More

Thank TanjungBaraDiver
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This was not a sleepy quiet only library bar, they had very fun music and a nice crowd. We lucked out and got the last table at the far end of the bar. The bar tenders were the most friendly out of all the bars...More

Thank tropicaltammi
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A wide selection of drinks in a well presented and cosy bar. With great music, a stones throw from the city centre and any drink you could ask for i would recommend a visit to this boutique bar in an underrated city!

Thank CloudSurfer78
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this unique and highly recommendable bar in an Adelaide side street. Sat at the counter and was totally entertained while Marina expertly prepared our cocktails. Not cheap but definitely worth it. Try the drink that cannot be named. Cheers....hic!

Thank GlennDias
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Posh vibe, yet intimate and welcoming — a cross between a gentleman's club and a modern bookshop & cafe. Decided to self-design a dry vodka martini tasting given their range (the Beluga won). Some cocktails like the Hemingway daiquiri are inspired by literature (with hilarious...More

Thank 548teckt
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I read about this bar in a magazine in our hotel and thought it would be the perfect place to stop off for a drink prior to a show we had booked. So glad we did! Enjoyed the atmosphere thoroughly. Browsed through...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The Bibliotheca is a warm and welcoming bar filled with books and comfortable chairs. It has a lovely chilled vibe making it a great place to meet friends or to sit for a quiet drink. The staff are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to whisky...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Sitting here listening to a saxophone in the background and sipping gorgeous wines. What a great little place, quiet and refined, but don't disappoint yourself! Bring along a finished-with book or two so you can swap for the next one you see and love on...More

Thank cherylbet
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 23
Australian, Wine Bar, Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Gresham St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8212 6979
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The Bibliotheca Bar And Book Exchange is a European style small bar in Adelaide CBD focusing on spirits from around the globe, wisely picked wines, craft beers and perfect classic cocktails. And books. Lots of books.
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