Several of the bloggers and vloggers who were attending the world premiere of Project Natal met up at a nearby “pub”, The Lab Gastropub beforehand. The especially fun part was that I was able to meet several local Los Angeles area moms who blog (@daytrippingmom @peachhead and @mintcool) at the happy hour. It was especially great to catch up with cute, sweet Caryn (@rockinmama), whom I met at General Mills last year when she was pregnant. Anyway, you all probably know that pubs/bars are not really my “thing”. However, I will meet up with friends for an occasional Midori Sour, so I can appreciate good ones. This one qualifies as such.
Close to the University of Southern California, The Lab has a friendly vibe. Everyone seemed to enjoy their drinks and the appetizers were tasty. If you are someone who likes to watch television/sports games with your friends at bars, you will love this place. There are several wall-mounted televisions. If I’m not mistaken, I think that they even have a television or two for outside viewing. One thing that I notice about Los Angeles residents is that they are loyal to their LA Lakers home team. As such, I “begged” my husband to behave. He was rooting for the Boston Celtics simply because they were playing against the Lakers and Kobe Bryant. (As for me, I could care less who was playing. I would rather play basketball than watch it. In fact, I actually enjoy watching the women’s basketball teams better than the men’s teams!) Just in case you’re visiting LA and need some nice bar/pub options, here’s a glimpse of The Lab Gastropub:
Disclosure: Thanks to Xbox 360 for sponsoring my Los Angeles trip to the launch of Project Natal/Kinect.