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Tread lightly to these Breaking Bad filming locations

Unstable. Volatile. Dangerous. And, that's just the chemistry.

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Created by Roadtrippers - December 18th 2020

What better way for fans to reminisce about Walter White’s journey from Mr. Chips to Scarface than to follow in the footsteps of Heisenberg on this Breaking Bad road trip. Here's our guide to iconic Breaking Bad filming locations—just remember to tread lightly.

9800 Montgomery Blvd, Albuquerque, NM, US

Hooligan's Tavern

Because no Breaking Bad pilgrimage would be complete without a nod to Saul Goodman, we made sure to include a location, Hooligan's Tavern, where you can grab a beer and pay homage to the sleaziest lawyer in the Southwest. This was where the exterior of Saul's office was shot.

Albuquerque, NM, US

Walter White's House

The house that doubled as the White residence is private property so please be mindful of the owners and observe respectfully (and at a safe distance) from the road. And don't even think about throwing a pizza onto the roof (it's already been done).

9516 Snow Heights Cir NE, Albuquerque, NM, US

Octopus Car Wash

While Walt and Skyler might have been using their A1A Car Wash to clean dirty cash, the real life counterpart, Octopus Car Wash, focuses primarily on cars. You can pull in for a wash, or just snap some photos, as it’s open to the general public.

Photo of Delta Linen Supply

1617 Candelaria street, Albuquerque, NM, US

Delta Linen Supply

There might not be a superlab located deep in the basement of this laundry facility, but you can still visit the location that set the stage for many tense moments between Heisenberg and Fring in Season 4's "Delta Linen Supply."

Photo of Pinkman Residence

322 16th street, Albuquerque, NM, US

Pinkman Residence

Hydrofluoric acid, a dissolving body in the bathtub, and a heap of fleshy bits all over the hallway: Welcome to Jesse Pinkman’s home.

The location for Pinkman’s fictional home changed sometime during production of the second season when the original homeowners sold the property, but if you pop over to 16th street, you can see both in one easy trip.

906 Park Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM, US

Java Joe’s

Tuco's headquarter's is distinctive-looking. In real life, it's a local coffee shop called Java Joe's, which serves up great breakfast food, baked goods, and live music to go with the coffee.

Photo of Crossroads Motel

1001 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM, US

Crossroads Motel


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Nicknamed “The Crystal Palace,” the Crossroads Motel was featured prominently in a musical montage that had everyone humming “Everyone Knows it’s Windy” at work the next day. Though the “Palace” stopped making appearances in later seasons, it’s still an iconic part of Breaking Bad’s imagery.

5711 Broadway Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque, NM, US

Ace Metals

There were a handful of separate locations used to make up Joe’s Salvage throughout the series, but only one bore witness to the end of Walt's RV: Ace Metals. This location is still an operational metal recycling facility.

4257 Isleta Boulevard Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, US

Twisters Restaurant

The manager of local burrito joint Twisters counts between 30 to 40 fans a day who pull up in cars and cabs, sometimes straight from the airport, all of them curious to meet the real-life Gus Fring.

The popularity of Breaking Bad has been great for business, as interest in the restaurant has brought in extra customers and profit. Fans are excited to sit in the most coveted seat in the place: “Walt’s Booth." When you visit, be sure to have someone snap your picture next to the huge Los Pollos Hermanos mural.

To’hajiilee Reservation is the perfect starting and ending point for a Breaking Bad road trip. It was the first place Walt and Jesse parked the rolling meth lab, and it was prominently featured at the climax of the series.

Formerly known as the Canoncito Reservation, To’hajiilee is a section of the Navajo Nation between three of New Mexico’s southwestern counties. The dry, rocky terrain has a unique beauty.

Though production of the series has long been complete, the effect of Breaking Bad's success on Albuquerque is obvious everywhere you look. Packets of crystal-blue rock sugar, bakeries selling blue meth donuts, and a beauty salon offering a “Bathing Bad” line of bath salts are just a few of the local Heisenberg-themed attractions you can find.

For a place that was mostly known for its annual Balloon Fiesta, the dark and violent nature of the series hasn’t stopped Albuquerque, or its residents, from embracing all the attention Breaking Bad has brought to the city whole-heartedly.


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