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A 'Breaking Bad'-Themed Cocktail Bar and Lab Is Popping Up in Sydney

The Surry Hills pop-up will have you donning hazmat suits, mixing cocktails and exclaiming "yeah, science!".
By Sarah Ward
December 16, 2019
By Sarah Ward
December 16, 2019

There'll be no half measures at Sydney's next pop culture-themed pop-up bar, but it will make you exclaim "yeah, science!". The latest venture from the folks behind Beyond Cinema and The Wizard's Cauldron, The Lab is a Breaking Bad-themed short-term watering hole that's heading to town in February — and bringing hazmat suits with it.

Yes, you'll dress up like Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), and you'll do some cooking. Well, you'll be making cocktails. Getting you to pretend you're whipping up blue meth is more than a bit on the nose, but the molecular mixology part will get plenty of folks excited. Apparently it includes not only alcohol, but also acids, dry ice and syringes — although we're sure you're not going to be drinking anything toxic.

Your 90-minute immersive boozy chemistry experience will be led by a "chief chef", who'll talk you through the scientific side of things. We feel very confident in saying that magnets aren't likely to be involved, but you might want to tread lightly if a recipe includes stevia.

The Wizard's Cauldron

As well as getting to spend more time worshipping Breaking Bad's greatness — which, thanks to Netflix El Camino, has been back on everyone's minds this year — your ticket will include two (presumably blue) drinks. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available if you love the hit show but don't want any of the hard stuff.

While The Lab's exact date, time, location and price haven't been announced as yet, you'll be heading somewhere in Surry Hills.

Also, the February timing means you'll be following in Walt and Jesse's footsteps just as excellent Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul returns for its fifth season — which happens on February 24.

The Lab is set to hit Sydney at a yet-to-be-revealed date in February 2020. Sign up for further details at the pop-up bar's website.

Published on December 16, 2019 by Sarah Ward


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