London to open a Breaking Bad pop-up bar

The latest crazy pop-up venture in London is a Breaking Bad inspired bar.

The pop-up is inspired by the American television series, Breaking Bad. Walter White is a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal lung cancer who converts an old RV into a crystal meth lab which he sells on to make money for his family.

Visit this pop-up this summer and you will be able to ‘cook’ your own cocktails in a converted RV.

The pop-up inspired by the acclaimed series will open for three months from July and it is to be named ABQ after the TV show’s setting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bought to London by Seb Lyall, the very same person behind the Owl Bar, it will swap crystal meth for cocktails.

ABQ will inevitably cause less controversy than the Owl Bar, which was nearly shut down after the protestation of animal rights activists: the idea was that guests would sip cocktails while petting live owls. The bar was finally allowed to go ahead after the agreement that no alcoholic beverages would be served.

Seb Lyall, founder of Locappy who organised the event told The Drinks Business, “We are always looking to give our community unique experiences. People of London demand and deserve something a bit more special and that is what we aim to do through our app and the events. We got inspired by this famous Netflix series and thought to do something unique on those lines. The RV is now being kitted out and will be able to house 20-22 people at one time. Visitors will be get a unique experience of “cooking” their own cocktails with the help of expert mixologists.”

Gas masks, smoke and other chemistry lab appropriate equipment will feature in the RV, and expert mixologists will be around to help with the ‘cooking’ of your cocktails.

With a 20-22 person capacity, a ticket costs £30 and includes two cocktails. Sign up to their mailing list here. Tickets will be released on a first come first serve basis.

Written by: Lucy Prosser

Lucy Prosser 


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