Beer. Food. Music. It is based on these fundamental ingredients - the trifecta of entertainment - that The LAB Brewing Co. was born. We take them all -- our beer, our food, and our music-- equally seriously. And we take great effort to combine them all to create a haven for all who share our appreciation for drinking, eating and being merry.
Beer lovers rejoice. With more than 25 handpicked microbrews on tap we have you covered. And that’s before adding our house brews, handcrafted by our brewmaster on site to the mix. From the aggressively hopped IPA Bad Influence to the oh-so-strong Take Her Home Belgian Tripel, our house brews not only pack a punch, but they are sure to awaken your taste buds. Beer aficionados and casual drinkers are encouraged to seek out our head brewer Roger for a tour of the premises or to talk shop.
Large stunning copper fermentation vessels align the restaurant and contribute to a unique dining experience. The setting is a perfect match for our eclectic American cuisine. Menu favorites include BBQ duck quesadilla, white lasagna and Alaskan cod in a hazelnut sage brown butter sauce. No, this isn’t your typical “bar food” – though the LAB Burger is to die for. Everything is fresh farm to table.
As mentioned above, we also take being merry very seriously. And while that’s true daily, we add live music and DJs to the bill on weekends. Check out our website calendar or follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest entertainment updates.
We hope you enjoy our creation as much as we do. Come join the fun!
Brewmaster Roger “Dr. Hops” Bott
Award winning brewmaster Roger Bott, a.k.a. Dr. Hops, has been brewing beer for half of his 34 years. While not a real doctor, Roger was bestowed the Dr. Hops nickname from the brewing community for his scientific background. Not only did Roger spend more than a decade working at Amgen, but he also studied the fundamentals of brewing in college, taking courses in Hops and Bitterness, Yeast Fundamentals, Grains, and Water Chemistry. Coupling the science with an outside the box creative approach to brewing helped Roger win numerous Hop Off’s, four Amgen brewing competitions and two first place medals at the Ventura County Corporate Brew Competition. The beer doctor then took his knowledge to Holland and Belgium where he brewed for pubs in Breda, Antwerp and Brugge before returning to California to open up his own gastropub. Today Dr. Hops can usually be found in The LAB, brewing up his favored Belgian and west coast hoppie stylings.
Chef Almoez “Moez” Megji
In 1985, Chef Moez opened his first restaurant, Fins Seafood Grill, in West L.A. Seventeen years later he opened MOZ Buddha Lounge in Agoura Hills which featured an Asian fusion menu and a lively club-like bar scene. It was at these restaurants where Moez’s concept of casual elegance - which continues at The LAB Brewing Company today - was born. While Moez is continually refining The LABs menus, he always maintains true to his roots. Hence, touches of East Africa, India, England, Canada and California – all places Moez has ties to -- can be found sprinkled throughout his creative dishes.