When the Peach Pit pop up restaurant was first announced as a way to celebrate the launch of BH90210, Wendy and I raced to the site only to discover that all available times had sold out. We whined that it should have been scheduled for longer than it’s original two-day run. Didn’t they know that there was absolutely a market of people who are willing to overpay for a Megaburger and some themed decor?
Our wishes were granted when a six-week extension of the original run was announced. We set alarms and I ended up with two sets of tickets. The first I used last weekend to celebrate my husband’s birthday with some other 90210 loving friends. The next pair will be the real deal when Wendy and I both get to go next month.
The Peach Pit pop up was originally only intended to be a marketing launch for the new BH90210 series. It was never supposed to be a full-service restaurant and that much is apparent once you’re inside. It’s managed by the same person who ran Saved by the Max and is now managing Good Burger. I haven’t been in Good Burger, but we did make it to Saved by the Max last year and I couldn’t help comparing the two experiences in my mind.
The Peach Pit Pop Up is strong on nostalgia. The servers wear classic Peach Pit uniforms, the exterior of the restaurant bears the classic Peach Pit look, and the menu, of course, leads with a Megaburger. There’s a separate entrance around the back to the After Dark (technically it’s just a photo op with a small stage inside, but the signage was legit.)
Things to know before you visit the Peach Pit Pop Up
There is indoor and outdoor seating, noted when you purchase your tickets. The outdoor seating is shaded, but it is HOT in LA this time of year, so book your visit accordingly.
Unlike other pop-up restaurants, the cost of the food is not included with the cost of admission. The prices are reasonable and about what you would expect to pay for a burger in LA.
Parking is limited, so be sure to arrive early to grab street parking.
Like we said, the restaurant was not built to be a full-service restaurant. As such it runs with a few grills and a fryer. That also means there’s no soda fountain, which, if you’re Wendy and me, is disappointing. We’ve been known to walk into and then out of restaurants that don’t serve fountain soda. Obviously, I powered through this very hard time (and the indignity of a paper straw.)
Is the Peach Pit pop up worth visiting?
In spite of my whining, I think absolutely YES. We had a great time taking photos, enjoyed the other visitors in themed shirts (my husband and I are still trying to figure out where we get out own Beverly Hills Beach Club polos) and the burger and tots were pretty good! I know I would have regretted it if I hadn’t made the trek to LA to visit.