Betty Lou’s Rules

  • Please use the phone to enter. For your safety and ours, please do not try to open our door yourself.  The velvet rope is not to be passed unless you are invited in.
  • Passwords are texted to guests with confirmed reservations on the day of their visit. We will do our best to accommodate walk-ins on a first come first served basis – just say “Gatsby” into the phone in the lobby.
  • We are a very small library with no standing room. Please check with a librarian before inviting others to join your party so as to ensure we can accommodate them.
  • We allocate 2 hours per visit on weekends – if you would like to extend your visit to our library, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.
  • Reservations on show nights are for the entire length of the performance. Please note: all shows begin approximately at 7 pm. If you make a reservation earlier in the evening (5-6pm) before a show and have not paid for the performance, we cannot guarantee your seats will be available for the show and your visit may be shortened. Please let your server know if you wish to extend your visit and we will do our best to accomodate you.
  • Please, only text on your cell.  If you need to make a call, please step outside the library and we will be happy to let you back in once you are finished.
  • Please be patient – our cocktails take time.
  • Sour Puss, Screwdrivers, Shots and Bombs are not part of the Betty Lou’s collection.
  • All guests are asked to enjoy the comfort of our antique furniture. Standing at the bar is not permitted.
  • We prefer that the entire party be present prior to entry.
  • We are a speak easy, so please… speak easy.
  • No flash photography. No minors.
  • Cocktail attire is admired but not required.  Women always know how to look fabulous. Men, please check your hats, hoodies, jerseys etc.
  • Please do not approach other guests unless invited…we’re not that kind of place.
  • We love serving you the best cocktails in the city – please sit back and enjoy.
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