Breaking Bad Tour – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Breaking Bad 1While in Albuquerque to see the Trinity Site and the Very Large Array in April of 2019, we decided to our own version of the Breaking Bad Tour. We really enjoyed the show and thought it would be fun to see some of the sites that were featured in the series. Of course the two biggest places on our list were Los Pollos Hermanos (Twisters) and the home of Walter and Skyler White. However, there were many other interesting places from Breaking Bad, and I will share the places we visited on our short tour. Sadly there were more places we wanted to visit, but only had some much time. I will come back later to share more after our next visit to Albuquerque.  Here is what we saw on our first trip.

Los Pollos Hermanos

Breaking Bad -TwistersWe rolled into town later afternoon and decided to have dinner at Twisters. This was the location of the fictional Los Pollos Hermanos fast-food restaurant chain that specialized in fried chicken. It also provided money laundering and logistics for illegal activities by Gus. Walter and Jesse meet Gus while seeking a buyer for his high-quality meth.

Breaking Bad -Twisters 2The actual restaurant, Twisters, is located at 4257 Isleta Boulevard SW in Albuquerque. Inside there is a huge Los Pollos Hermanos sign as you walk in the door, and they have a TV that seems to be constantly playing Breaking Bad. It was fun to watch part of an episode while we ate our dinner.

Walter and Skyler White’s House

Breaking Bad - White's HouseAs stated earlier, the next most interesting place we wanted to see was the White’s house. Getting to their house is pretty easy, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had done some research and heard that the lady owner of the house could be temperamental. Apparently they sit outside in their garage all day and just watch people come and go. Some reviewers said she was nice and willing to talk, while others said she screamed at them from across the street and flipped them off. Needless to say, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  We went there hoping for the best figuring it’s public property as long as we stayed on the sidewalk. We pulled up late in the afternoon and they were both sitting out there as advertised. She was on a laptop, and he was just watching the birds, etc. I took a few pictures and was starting to leave when she looked up at me and sort of nodded. I took that as a good sign and waved goodbye. She waved back and sort of smiled. I guess we were lucky and got the nice lady that day, lol.  Either way, here is the address if you want to check it out while in the area, 3828 Piermont Drive.  As you can see they had a bunch of signs about private property, and orange cones in front of the house. I guess they had too many people throwing pizzas on their roof, lol.

Saul’s Law Office

Breaking Bad - Saul's OfficeOne place also on our list was Saul’s Law Office which is located at 9800 Montgomery Blvd NE. Looks like it has changed hands a few times, but it is now the home of Duke City Sports Bar. One night while in the area we actually went in and had a couple of drinks. We met a really nice waitress named Jennifer who shared her family experiences from the Trinity Site. We had a great time visiting and even became Facebook friends. Hi Jennifer 🙂 We hope to go back to say hi the next time we are in New Mexico. Sadly I found this out from Jennifer on another visit, that Duke City Sports Bar closed. So sad. It was a fun place to visit. Hopefully they will open something else up in their place soon.

Jesse and Jane’s Apartment Building

Breaking Bad - J&J's Apartment BldgJesse and Jane’s apartment building was one place I had forgotten about until Gene mentioned adding it to our list. I am glad we didn’t miss this stop. If you want to see it for yourself, the address is 323 & 325 Terrace Street SE. It looked like it had been recently painted, but the steps could use some work, lol.  It was nice to check it out and I could see Jesse and Jane sitting on the steps smoking and talking. I think this stop meant the most to me for some reason. It was interesting and I am glad we made a point to add it to our list.

Jesse’s Aunt Ginny’s House

Breaking Bad - Aunt Ginny's HouseNo Breaking Bad tour would be complete without a stop at Jesse’s Aunt Ginny’s house.  Jesse later buys the house, so I guess it was his house too, lol. Either way, if you would like to see the house, it is located at 322 16th St SW. It looks a lot like it did in the series, which was cool. I think the house was recently sold as well (like 2016 or 2017) but not sure. It would have been exciting to take a look inside while it was up for sale. J Hope they fixed that big hole from the tub in the bathroom, lol. I know, I know, that was on a set, but I was just having a little fun, lol.

White’s A1A Car Wash

Breaking Bad - Car WashThe last place we visited on our Breaking Bad tour was the car wash that the White’s owned to launder their meth money. It was called the A1A Cars Wash during the series but was really the Octopus Car Wash. Since the series final episode it was sold and is now called Mister Car Wash. It is located at 9516 Snowheights Cir NE.

Breaking Bad - HeisenbergWe had a great time checking out all these memorable sights from the Breaking Bad series. I know there is a bunch we missed, and I hope to see them on our next trip. I will be sure to update this post when we continue our tour on a future visit to Albuquerque.


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