ABQ LONDON | Explosive Cocktail Experience Inspired by Breaking Bad
Contributed by: @ImAdeAkins
ABQ London has done truly a brilliant thing. For many cocktail lovers & fans of hit US Crime Drama, Breaking Bad such as myself, combining these two interests together was long overdue.
ABQ LONDON AT A GLANCE
- Venue type: Bring-your-own-booze Pop-up Cocktail Bar with a Breaking Bad theme
- Location: 455 Hackney Rd, London E2 9DY
- Opening Hours: 5.30pm - 12am (Mon-Sat), 5.30pm - 10pm (Sun)
- Prices: £xx per person for x hours, where you'll make 3 cocktails
- Food: N/A
This returning pop-up, found parked (literally) in a quiet street near the buzz of Shoreditch High St looks inconspicuous to most passer-bys.Those familiar with Breaking Bad will instantly recognise it as an integral part of the show.
Inside the RV are several stations for guests to make their own concoctions. Hand your unopened bottle of liquor to one of the crystal meth cooks, put on your boiler suit & prepare to make some magic BITCH! (That was a Breaking Bad reference & not a case of verbal Tourettes by the way).
There are a selection of cocktails you can make on the menu, some may suit your chosen liquor more than others. Once you've made your choice, the cooks bring the relevant equipment.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON ABQ LONDON
This was a truly memorable & enjoyable evening like no other (thanks to Julia & Christelle for introducing me to it). Not only do you get to drink some pretty weird & wonderful drinks, you also get to make them yourself, using your own carefully-selected booze. It's a really fun experience to add the necessary fizz to any small gathering or provide some explosive chemistry for a date. I must apologise for my poor puns but I couldn't resist!
As with all good pop ups, it's extremely sought after so you need to book way in advance. Find out the next time the RV will be in town by visiting the ABQ website or getting in touch with the guys on social media. Let me know what you make of it, I'm sure you'll have a blast. (Last pun I promise).
Until next time chaps!
Ade Akins (@ImAdeAkins)