I usually go down to the pub and test it there. I bring some sheets of paper and a pen, and the latest compilation of the game on a device, then play it a bit, write my notes, have a pint, talk to some people etc. That's always an enjoyable experience, but maybe because of the beer. I also go on the tube to test it. A lot of people in London play games on their phone while on the tube, so I try to play it with one hand on the railings while being bumped around by the tube motion and people bumping into me.
I always enjoy it, but I think it's more like the long love of a relationship than the fierce excitement of a new lover.