There has been a flourish of pop ups themed museums and restaurants from Ice Cream, Star Wars, to now Saved by the Bell’s famous hang out the Max.
Saved by the Max is a pop restaurant in Hollywood. You can live your Bayside dream while eating a cheeseburger (don’t worry there are vegan options too). To attend one has to make reservations ahead of time and pay up front. Tickets are a little over $51 per person and that include an appetizer and an entree, desserts and drinks are extra.
Making reservations was rather stressful and many spots were taken initially, but more spots have been added so that should help for future reservations.
I knew I wanted to recreate the original Bayside cheerleader outfit. I found the skirt on Etsy at iTreasureMine, Angie was very responsive to my messages regarding sizing and the delievery was very quick. It was the perfect skirt. I bought a maroon polo shirt on Amazon, and cut out grey and white felt in the shape of the B and sewed it on, and for the added touch added some pom poms. This Bayside Cheerleader was ready for the Max.
When you arrive give your name to the booth outside, once your table is ready your name is called and you are escorted in. When you walk in you will pass the Bayside Lockers, each locker is filled with momentums of the Saved by the Bell characters crutches for Lisa, pills for Jessie when she was soooo excited, and even Tori had a locker. Why Tori had a locker I don’t know, but I never was a fan of her character, so it beats me. But that is another blog post in itself. Characters that annoyed you and you wish never existed
After the little hall way of lockers you are seated at the booth. It really is the best creation of the Max. You are given your menu and told to order first and then you can explore the place. The menu is pretty simple. Appetizers include items such as sliders, salads, Mac and cheese. Entrees consists of burgers, sandwiches, tacos. The chef did attempt to make it all little fancy with interesting sauces. My friend ordered the pancakes and the syrup was a peanut butter maple syrup and my cesar salad consisted of an avocado dressing, a slight twist to a basic item. Besides food Saved by the Max has an extentise cocktail list. I ordered the Friends Forever an ale and a Jameson mix. Which has now become my new favorite thing to do.
Now time to take a moment to explore. There is the Juke box, Mr Beldings office, and yes the booth of radio station Kkty 98.6 FM. All make for fun photo ops and highly recommend you take advantage of them. Also there are giant foam heads of the characters which also makes for some silly pictures. Plus there are free arcade games you can play on.
All and all Saved by the Max was fun. The atmosphere is amazing and the food is ok. Overall it’s a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Let me know in the comments how your experience is and if you dressed up. Take care preppies!!