‘Saved by the Bell’ Pop-Up Recreates Malibu Sands Beach Bar and Zack’s Bedroom to Wrap Up L.A. Run
After nearly a year in Los Angeles, "Saved by the Max" plans to relocate to another big city.
If you haven’t yet visited Saved by the Max — the Saved by the Bell pop-up restaurant that opened in Los Angeles last May after a yearlong run in Chicago — your time is running out. Maybe you’ve just been putting it off? Or maybe it just wasn’t Saved by the Bell-y enough for you? If that was your reason, Saved by the Max is going all out for its final two-plus months in L.A. by adding new recreations of the show’s Malibu Sands Beach Bar and Zack Morris’s bedroom.
The pop-up — located at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood — will be shutting down on April 30 to prepare for its next stop. So for this final run (billed as the “Final Semester”), the space — which is already built to look like The Max diner — is getting some fresh additions. First, the main bar area has been converted to resemble the Malibu Sands Beach Bar which fans will remember as the place the gang worked over the summer during show’s third season. The new bar concept comes with its own menu featuring “a variety of tropical inspired cocktails, large format shareable drinks, and several brand-new food items by the diner’s Michelin starred Executive Chef, Brian Fisher.”
Meanwhile, for those who think season three was totally overrated, Saved by the Max has also added a recreation of Zack Morris’s bedroom, providing “the ultimate chance to scheme and dream like Zack … Kelly Kapowski cutout and all.” Of course, Zack didn’t have social media (can you imagine if he did?), but guests will be encouraged to Instagram all they like.
Reservations for the updated pop-up are currently available for $40 a person which includes a complimentary drink.
As for what’s next, though the pop-up has been a bit coy with specifics, a spokesperson told us they’ve actually decided to wrap up shop a few months early in L.A. because “we had an opportunity for the next city that we just couldn't pass up.” So where in America is too good to be true? “There are a few big markets that continue to be of interest to us (New York, Vegas, Miami) and are aiming to have the next city announced later this year,” the rep added. Call it a classic sitcom cliffhanger.