A Breaking Bad pop-up restaurant is cooking up a storm in West Hollywood
Step into a world of Walter White inspired dishes and plenty of half measures
Hit TV show Breaking Bad may have come off air six years ago, but its legacy lives on. With Netflix revealing El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie was watched by 25 million households in the US in the first week it premiered — we give you The Breaking Bad Experience.
This pop-up restaurant and bar in Los Angeles immerses fans in the world of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman with a menu offering bites such as Heisenburger Sliders, Loaded Saul-sa Nachos and The Full Measure grilled cheese washed down by chemically-reactive cocktails.
The team behind viral nostalgic phenomenons Saved by the Max, Good Burger and the Peach Pit have created this the first-ever Breaking Bad Experience in West Hollywood with reservations being accepted through to January 31, 2020.
Heisenburger Sliders at The breaking Bad Experience
This interactive experience includes insta-worthy set recreations from all five seasons of the show, and an attention to detail that true fans will love!
Walk in and you'll see a lab with bartenders wearing yellow hazmat suits serve chemically-reactive cocktails in glass beakers and syringes. The cocktails range in price from $10-$15 and every drink features cheeky references to the series.
The One That Knocks, takes its name from Walter White's iconic line in the show's fourth season and features Dos Hombres Mezcal as its base — a spirit created by the stars of the show Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul — with other ingredients including guajillo pepper, lime, Blue Curaçao, almond, Xocolatl mole bitters, smoked salt and chile powder. Tread lightly!
The One That Knocks (left) and Felina (right) are two of the drinks you can order at The Breaking Bad Experience.
Felina, which shares the same name as the series finale, is made with Plantation 3 Star Rum, Clement Mahina Coco, and Cool Blue Gatorade. Visitors can add citric acid, tartaric acid, malic acid, phosphoric acid, and salt to the drink and watch how they react with each other.
There's also Walter White Wine and Pinkman Rosé ($12 for a glass, $55 for a bottle), Uncle Hank's Schraderbräu Beer ($8), and Gale's non-alcoholic Superlab Java ($10).
The attention to detail throughout The breaking Bad Experience will impress fans of the show.
What else is cooking? Well the menu is designed to suit all Breaking Bad fans with vegan and gluten-free options available. Salad-Manca: 12 Fresh Arugula, Spinach, Sliced Radish, Pickled Jicama and Grilled Corn is available vegan by omitting the Cotija cheese.
The Full Measure Grilled Cheese Pimento on white bread can be ordered as the “Half Measure” grilled cheese with the crusts cut off! While with the 50/52: a cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs and bacon with a side of hot sauce and pico just order a “50” for vegetarian bacon.
Salad-manca is available fully loaded with Cojita cheese or tweaked for vegan visitors.
As for those loaded Saul-sa Nachos we mentioned — eat them at a replica of the desk James Morgan McGill, also known as Saul Goodman, appeared behind on the TV series. The character was of course developed into hit spin-off prequel Better Call Saul.
Eat the loaded Saul-sa Nachos at a replica of the desk James Morgan McGill, also known as Saul Goodman.
The loaded Saul-sa Nachos deserve their own close-up.
There's a great choice on desserts too. Staying loyal to the home-cooked theme of the show we'd recommended the Let’s Cook! D.I.Y. Ice Cream Sundae: 12 Vanilla Ice Cream, Marcona Almonds, Caramelized Bananas, Chocolate Sauce.
And Marie’s Purple Cake is a delicious layering of classic cake coated in lavender syrup, topped with Blueberries and served in a lab beaker, of course.
Marie’s Purple Cake is just sublime with delicious gooey layering.
Don't miss the Los Pollos Hermanos shop and you can get up close and personal with the iconic RV (you can rev up) where Walt and Jesse first began cooking together in the show's pilot.
General admission tickets are $30 and include entry, with up to 90 minutes inside, and choice of a cocktail and food item included. Additional food and beverages can be purchased á la carte.
For more information and to book visit here.
The iconic RV where Walt and Jesse first began cooking together in the show's pilot.