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The popular AMC series comes to life to help promote the new El Camino movie on Netflix

Breaking Bad experience rendering in Los Angeles.
Breaking Bad experience rendering in Los Angeles
Rendering by Floyd Davis
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Breaking Bad is considered one of the greatest television shows of all time, and it’s coming to life as a pop-up experience in West Hollywood to help promote the October 11 release of its upcoming Netflix film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. A couple of years ago, sister show Better Call Saul unleashed a Los Pollos Hermanos pop-up in Downtown LA, which drew long lines of fans.

This time, The Breaking Bad Experience, as its called, will go into a pop culture playground that’s already been the home of Saved by the Max (from Saved by the Bell) and the Good Burger, with plans to open October 16. For $30, diners can get a drink and a food item plus up to 90 minutes of entry in the immersive dining room. Breaking Bad fans will have a chance to try themed cocktails made “up to Walter White’s standards,” which means chemically reactive drinks right at the table. Dishes include “Heisenberg” sliders, grilled cheese sandwiches, and nachos, plus some themed desserts.

Show creator Vince Gilligan, who endorses this pop-up experience, says, “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.” The Breaking Bad Experience runs in West Hollywood starting October 16 until the end of the year. Tickets are available now on its website. Hours will run Tuesday to Sunday, 4 to 10 p.m.

LA seems to be a mecca for pop culture experiences, with a recent Mean Girls pop-up announcement, plus a Stranger Things ice cream tie-in to promote its newest season. In November a Blade Runner-themed bar will come to Downtown LA while a Peach Pit-themed diner hit Melrose earlier this year.

The Breaking Bad Experience. 7100 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA.