The Lab Gastropub

Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3500 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California, 90007
United States

(213) 743-1843 | map
usc.edu

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.13
Beers:
5
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
6
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.09
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
pDev:
12.71%
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Reviews by dutesanch:
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dutesanch from California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Very unique setting and seating. Plenty of room and very relaxed looking patio. TVS showing a variety of games. Really loved the Dudes Pecan Brown ale.

Sep 04, 2014
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bigdaddyhoward from California

5/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The Lab Gastropub at USC is a short, 15-minute stroll from the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, making it a great spot to begin or end your experience there. If you are part of a crowd, choose one of The Lab's "Group Projects" plates to share Chipotle Nachos, Kalbi Short Ribs, Guac Fries, etc. Their beer selection is A+ with lots of local brewers featured.
They also have Tap Takeover Tuesdays, where they feature local brewers on 3 taps with giveaways and samples.
Definitely a place to check out if you are in the neighborhood.

Dec 21, 2018
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Angel City Brewery breed their in-house beers.

May 23, 2016
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Sicem99 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Aug 11, 2014
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Abrahammer from California

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

this place recently opened next to the Radison on Figueroa Blvd, across the street from the USC campus.

folks seem mellow. not too many folks the afternoon i checked it out (a thursday). the folks that were there were a mix of middle-aged academic types and undergrad students. they had a big screen with a game on. they have chalcboards with equations and chemical bond diagrams decorating the place. some say its cheesy, i say "eh."

the food, its portions, and its price seem decent. had a buffalo chicken wrap, calamari, two old rasputins and a chimay white for about $35.

staff was really accommodating and cordial.

where the place suffers is in selection. it seems stuck between catering to college kids' bud/stella desires and trying to stand out as a craft beer bar. they at least carried a couple of North Coast and Stone beers. they have one tap for green flash ipa, a couple Karl Strauss taps, but most are devoted to stuff like fat tire, stella, woodchuck cider, and blue moon. for a self proclaimed "gastro pub", this selection is pretty mundane.

would i return? yeah, because i work in the areabut would rather travel to little tokyo for Wurstkuche.

CAREFUL WITH PARKING IN THE GARAGE! its free for 2 hrs ONLY if you get a permit from a parking attendant.

Mar 19, 2009
The Lab Gastropub in Los Angeles, CA
Brewery rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 6 ratings