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La Biblioteca

622 Third Ave., New York , NY 10017 40.750093 -73.975875
nr. 40th St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-808-8110 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Swank
Photo by Patrick Siggins

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Official Website

richardsandoval.com

Hours

Tue-Fri, 5pm-1am; Sat, 7pm-1am; Sun-Mon, closed

Happy Hour

Tue-Fri, 5pm-7pm; $5 small plates, $8 cocktails

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

This high-concept Murray Hill lounge is best described as a tequila bar-cum-library. Seriously. Located in the basement of Zengo, the AvroKO designed space looks like a college library gone goth, artfully merged with a Pier 1 Imports store (think black walls, Persian rugs, leather furniture, and lots of candlelight). The walls are lined with "tequila cages," odd metal boxes that hold carefully arranged bottles and library-style desk lamps. The tequila list boasts an impressive 400 varieties; feel free to take notes on your favorite on one of the long wooden library tables. (Bonus: a small collection of leather-covered books about tequila). The biggest gimmicky draw, however, are the tequila lockers: every bottle purchased allows the owner to store it, for up to six months, in one of the shelves or in a private locker in a "secret" back room, hidden behind a curtain. When you want to booze again, you simply present your library card and a waitress retrieves your bottle. The service also comes with free house-made sangrita, and for an extra ten bucks, a margarita kit.

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