Nelson, British Columbia, is likely my second favourite city in BC, after Victoria. The reasons that make Victoria and Nelson a cut above most other communities include a wide array of historic buildings, a strong contingent of community driven businesses rather than large multinationals, a rather tolerant left leaning culture, beautiful geography, and fantastic places to go for a drink! In Nelson one of the places to be is surely the Library Lounge within the historic Hume Hotel!
My first ever visit to the Library was way back in October of 2010 when my father and I sipped on tasty local Nelson organic brews and devoured a rather large plate of nachos.
My second visit was in April of 2011, when Gavin and I foolishly ordered the nachos as well as one entree each. We were so stuffed we had to call in backup in the form of Tristan Charbonneau, these days known as Soulstice Creation.
Rather more recently was my third visit, this time on a boys trip to Nelson with Ian, Stephen, and my father. We had about an hour to kill before meeting some relatives for supper, and so we decided to take our aperitif cocktails in the Library!
I ordered some sort of a citrusy martini; my father took a dry vodka martini, and my mates encountered fanciful cocktails known only to the Library. The ambiance was quite excellent. It was a rather gay olde time; as life should be.
So if you’re ever passing through Nelson and you feel like a drink, check out the Library. Or if you’re not sure about whether or not you should visit Nelson, let it be known that the wonderful Library is merely one of several great reasons to visit this beautiful little city!