Positioned on the corner of the Northern entrance to the Merrion Centre, in full view of the First Direct Arena, LAB is set to be the focal point of an area of Leeds currently undergoing something of a renaissance.
Its brown/ bronze signage sporting an atom as its logo, a chemistry class-style formation of basic wood and metal benches and its periodic table of cocktails scribed in chalk on blackboard wall menus all playfully showcase its theme.
Its upstairs space has more dining space as well as an impressive yet petit balcony which mirrors its mini beer garden below.
The drinks menu features around 10 lab-style original cocktails as well as classic mixes available on request, while there are six draught choices including Asahi, Oranjeboom and Cobra lagers alongside real ale choices.
The food features Craft Artisan Pizzas and a Charcuterie boards and offers something for everyone to enjoy.
The mix of great food and drink makes this venue a destination in its own right despite the obvious pull of the arena.