This week we sat down with Rob, a Los Angeles entrepreneur and owner of the The Work Bar, a new warm and casual, yet sophisticated space rented out for off-site production and events… not to mention Wrapal users!
Wrapal: Rob! Thanks for sitting down with us. So what made you want to open The Work Bar?
Rob: I believe the way people work is moving in a different direction than people showing up to the office from nine to five. I’ve used off-site event space for many reasons so I thought it would be a fun creative niche market to explore, and I wanted to do it in a way that was more boutique and less corporate.
Wrapal: What’s the inspiration behind The Work Bar’s unique design?
Rob: I believe you have to work with the space you have, and I personally felt it was asking for a Madman-esque design, with slightly masculine, yet soft features. Everything was hand-crafted by an old-school craftsman out of Venice. I really wanted to make it feel like home.
Wrapal: You’ve done business through Wrapal
before, so what was the experience like booking through us? What do you like most about Wrapal?
Rob: I love Wrapal. They always pay on time. (laughs) The clientele is really
top notch and professional. We’ve worked with a fair amount of student
filmmakers. I actually got my B.A. in film theory so I can relate to
what they’re going through. Their attitude is so positive and they’re so hungry and motivated that I’m able to draw from their
energy to keep me moving forward with my own endeavors.
Wrapal: Any advice for prospective entrepreneurs out there?
Rob: I would say that embarking in any new
entrepreneurial adventure requires discipline, endless creativity and
troubleshooting. There will be landmines wherever you step!
Wrapal: Tell us more about
yourself. What does your ideal day off look like?
Rob: Me and few friends
riding bikes around Venice, doing a beach booze cruise and a round of golf.
Wrapal: What’s your beverage of choice?
Rob: Macallan scotch. It goes down easy.
Wrapal: In the mildly
probable event of a zombie apocalypse, what would your weapon of
Rob: The machete. They’re very agile and not too
long. And you can carry two machetes for the weight of one sword. So you
can get into both a defensive and offensive position. Hmm… maybe a bow and arrow for long distance attacks.
Wrapal: You seem pretty prepared.
Rob: I’ve definitely
thought about it.
Wrapal: Thanks so much, Rob! We wish you and The Work Bar the best.
Check out The Work Bar here!