Are you a fan of drinking? Are you a fan of gaming? If you answered yes to one or both of those questions, then LAG Bar is the place for you. As big fans of drinks and games, the team here at IDG has chosen LAG Bar in Anaheim, California, as this month’s #SundayFunday destination.
LAG Bar, which stands for “Libations and Gaming”, is an eSports bar that was opened in 2018 with the goal of fostering a sense of community among local video game fanatics. The owners, John and John, bonded over their mutual love of gaming and delicious food, and they decided to combine their skillsets to create LAG Bar. They wanted to create a bar built by gamers, for gamers.
LAG Bar’s biggest selling point is its focus on gaming culture. The bar is completely themed around video games, with no small detail overlooked. From large arcade games in the entrance to a Pacman-themed “Order here” sign, the entire venue is consistent in its design and dedicated to its mission of giving gamers a bar experience they won’t forget. The food and drink options are all named after video game characters and tropes, such as the Knuckles and Ragnaros cocktails, and they offer free video games to anyone who purchases a menu item.
You heard that correctly: all of the games are completely free to paying customers. With over 700 diverse games to choose from, there’s something for gaming fans of all experience levels. From Frogger to Fortnite, everyone’s encouraged to take part and join the community that LAG Bar has worked hard to create. Whether you want to enjoy a night out with your friends or make brand new ones, there’s no better way to bond than over good food, strong drinks, and fun games.
To further encourage a sense of community, LAG Bar hosts themed nights several times a week. Their Sunday evenings are dedicated to friendly Super Smash Bros tournaments, their Tuesdays are reserved for ever-changing game tournaments, and their Wednesdays are movie nights with all-night happy hour and free popcorn! With free entry, discounted drinks, and a host of other generous perks, LAG Bar has earned as loyal of a following as the games it offers.
If you love the fantastical escape that video games provide, LAG Bar is the destination for you. With unique and delicious food offerings, beautifully themed drinks, and hundreds of free games, you’d be hard-pressed to find a venue that offers more to eSports and video game fans.