The highly anticipated Breaking Bad pop-up restaurant is officially open for business!
The temporary West Hollywood eatery, called The Breaking Bad Experience, debuted on Wednesday, October 16. The themed space that will immerse guests in the beloved TV franchise in a myriad of ways.
Inside, the restaurant boasts areas devoted to the infamous RV that Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) used as their mobile lab, Saul’s legal office and more. In fact, even the open kitchen is designed to look like a lab, with sections packed with beakers, yellow hazmat suits, “chemicals” and related paraphernalia.
The food and drink menus for The Breaking Bad Experience also include several nods to the hit AMC drama and El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which premiered on Netflix earlier this month. The Heisenburger Sliders, for example, reference Walt’s clandestine alias, while the Loaded Saul-sa Nachos are a tribute to the character of Saul Goodman, the beloved lawyer and protagonist of Better Call Saul.
“It’s exciting to be able to give the folks who supported the show for all these years the chance to experience Walt’s world firsthand,” Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan previously said in a statement regarding the pop-up.
Tickets for the restaurant, which is expected to be open through the end of the year, are currently on sale. Each ticket includes entry, up to 90 minutes inside and one food and drinks item.
The Seating Area
There are two distinct areas with tables and chairs inside, as well as part of a Los Pollos Hermanos – the fictional fast-food chain from the Breaking Bad universe.
Looking Into the Kitchen
Even the kitchen is on theme, as it contains dozens of beakers, “chemicals,” yellow hazmat suits and more.
The “Let’s Cook” Sign
The sign is a funny nod to the illegal cooking of meth that frequently occurred on the show.
Heisenberg Was Here
Walt’s alias is written on one of the restaurant’s walls.
The Infamous RV
The vehicle served as a mobile lab for Walt and Jesse for a portion of the drama.
Inside the RV
The inside of the RV features beakers, pipets and more.
Inside the Lab
Hazmat suits line one corner of the lab (which actually serves as the kitchen) and Los Pollos Hermanos fry batter is on display.
The Breaking Bad Experience wouldn’t be complete without a reference to Jesse’s favorite snack food.
Hank Schrader’s ID Badge
The antagonist’s ID hangs in a portion of the lab.
The lawyer’s office includes his desk, which stands in front of Constitution-themed wallpaper.
The Pink Teddy Bear
Throughout the show’s run, this colorful stuffed animal (which is missing an eye) was very symbolic for Walt.
A Fluorescent Cocktail
There are a total of seven libations on the drink menu, including this fluorescent beverage served in a beaker.
Loaded Saul-sa Nachos
The bar food, seen here on Saul’s desk, is named after the Breaking Bad character.
This healthy starter contains arugula, spinach, sliced radish, pickled jicama, grilled corn, cotija cheese and cherry tomatoes. The house-made honey lime dressing is served on the side via a beaker.