Our Critics' Picks

  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Keep Dallas Observer Free

The Library Bar

3015 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219


  • Sun-Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-1am
  • $$; $$$
  • Full bar
  • On-street, Valet
  • Not Necessary
  • Wheelchair accessible, Coat Check, Kid Friendly
  • Lunch, Dinner
The Library Bar sits on the ground floor of the historic Warwick Melrose Hotel in the Oak Lawn area, not far from downtown Dallas. Designated a Dallas Historic Landmark in 1983, the original apartment hotel was built in 1924. The Library Bar offers patrons a relaxing, dimly lit piano-bar environment in a laid-back library setting -- though at night, it's far too dark in The Library Bar to read any of the books lining the shelves. The bar specializes in wines and martinis. It offers live music, so the library setting makes a great cozy place to unwind while sipping a well-made drink.

Related Stories (2)

  • 10 Brilliant Ideas for Pop Culture Pop-Up Bars Around Dallas
    Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 4 a.m. by Danny Gallagher

    Now that we're allowed to go outside without walking around in a plexiglass box like the world's shittiest mime, themed pop-up bars are making a comeback. This trend refers to when bars, pubs and taverns decorate and redo their menu...

  • Dram Good
    Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 4 a.m. by Dave Faries

    When asked to evaluate the art of bartending, few people mention the drink itself. "It's not the drink, but your actions behind the bar that matter," claims Manny Murillo of the Library Bar. By that he means a combination of attitud...

View All

More New American Restaurants in Uptown/Oak Lawn

View All

More New American Restaurants in Dallas

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.