A Dallas Bar Will Pay Homage to Breaking Bad Through a Pop-Up Experience
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Without the critically acclaimed and fan-loved AMC show Breaking Bad, methamphetamines wouldn’t be an acceptable hangout topic – except for actual meth dens, of course.
The Whippersnapper on McMillian Avenue on Henderson Avenue will receive the Heinsenberg treatment with a new pop-up bar on the topic of Breaking Bad from Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., according to the bar’s Facebook page.
According to the event description, the new concept of the popular Dallas dive aims to “focus on Walter White’s career from school teacher to enterprising drug lord”. The bar’s new look will definitely include special drinks with some sort of imitation meth side dish, a Pollos Hermanos menu, decor in the Albequerque bar, costumed guests, interactive experiences and a few other surprises.
And in case you’re wondering what the people behind the biggest TV show of the 21st century think of the bar’s interactive tribute, actor Dean Norris, who played the highly competitive Drug Enforcement Administration agent Hank Schrader, has one Video recorded and posted invitation and approval of the new location. Phillip Schanbaum, half of the bar’s design duo This and That Hospitality, shared the message on their social media.
The Whippersnapper has built a solid reputation for pop culture pop-up experiences based on TV and movie franchises. Some of their previous transformations have turned the pub into The Drunken Clam by Family Guy, the Dunder Whiplin [sic] Headquarters for its homage to The Office and The Leaky Cauldron from the Harry Potter book and film canon.
The timing couldn’t be better for a Breaking Bad popup either, Schanbaum wrote on the bar’s Facebook page.
“We got a lot of requests for another pop-up on The Whippersnapper,” Schanbaum wrote. “The previous topics have had an overwhelming success and we think it would be nice to start 2021 on a positive note…. While maintaining a safe atmosphere in our current Covid environment. This theme works well considering we always encourage our guests to dress in costume, but this time the mask is required as is the case in all chemical cooking labs. “
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written articles, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.