Library Bar and Restaurant | Houghton, Michigan
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Library Bar and Restaurant
Good based on 10 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

62 Isle Royale St
Houghton, Michigan United States 49931 [ print map ]
906 487 5882

Taps: 8 | Bottles: growlers

Library Bar and Restaurant

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10 reviews for Library Bar and Restaurant
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  73%
 Selection  69%
 Food  78%
 Value  76%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  77%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj  (192) Boise, Idaho | August 29, 2014
For the area, a good combo of food and local brew. Some pretty decent brews, menu a bit pricy. Some seats have scenic view of the river.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
MarcatGSB  (17) Eagle Harbor, Michigan | February 3, 2011
The beer is why you come. They have some solid brown ales, and their IPAís are always pretty tasty.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
GJF  (51) Mount Vernon, Iowa | July 15, 2010
Stopped in on my way to Isle Royale. I enjoyed this place. The bar half of the building is very nice, old brick and metal work. The restaurant half is incredibly boring, but it does have a nice view. They were really busy when I got there (lucky to get a spot at the bar), but they handled it pretty well. The beer list was 7 of their own and a few from the Keweenaw brewery.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ericha  (2) Henniker, New Hampshire | October 10, 2008
Nice restaurant with a coffee house type atmosphere. Had the Redbrick Rye Ale, a little overly malty for my taste, but still quite good. BBQ tuesday nights, great souhern style food, grits, collards and Tennessee style smoked meats, slightly suprising for a place in the UP
bigtaster  (75) Grand Rapids, Michigan | July 8, 2008
Nice place, comfortable, classy. Food looked a bit expensive but beer wasnít bad.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | September 15, 2006
Nice large brewpub with a library them, though itís pretty minimal; nice view of the river and hills across it, comfortable seating and bar area. Yes, more of restaurant as noted, somewhat on the pricey side for a small midwest college town but the food and service were both pretty good. Beer? Iffy, though most were quite drinkable; certainly much better than Keeweenaw around the corner. The dry stout was easily the star.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
awaisanen  (16) Fond du Lac, Wisconsin | July 11, 2006
Great beers and great food make this place well worth the stop. Its really more of a restaurant than a bar, but it gives it a nice classy feel. The everyday lineup of beers are quite good, and sometimes a seasonal pops up thats a pleasant surprise. The Shafthouse Dry Stout is in their everyday rotation and is a must try.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
redlem  (77) Ohio | June 16, 2006
Wow what a place. Classy. Nice themed brewpub for a college town place. Lots of books for decor, obviously, a plasma TV and big band jazz over speakers. Good varied menu, from nachos to Sushi tuna ( although I dont get why they have tuna flown in from Hawaii when you are right on lake superior seems kind of strange, variety for the locals I guess) and varied pricing, the Best Western has this listed as "fine dining". But this is about the beer and they are excellent as are the prices. $3 for a 4-sampler, $2/pint, $8.95/growler, and $4.95/refill, outstanding. A little more expensive than the nearby Keweenaw brewpub but worth it.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
MunkyStephens  (5) | July 6, 2005
Definitely a great place to come for locally brewed beer (the best in the area). Their bottled selection is just so-so, but the quality of whatís on tap, as well as the food, more than makes up for that. I highly recommend stopping in to get a quick read of the place (sorry, I could resist the pun) if youíre in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau  (307) Ithaca, New York | March 27, 2005| Updated December 22, 2008
Wow. This needed an update. I love the Library, but sometimes they can be all over the map in terms of quality. Fortunately, the beer is usually in good shape. The food can range from solid, good-value bar food, to poorly done haute cuisine thats outrageously expensive. A good selection of malt forward beer styles, german and english, at decent prices. A good view and good atmosphere.

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