Saved By The Max Pop-Up Bar and Diner to Extend Chicago Stay

“Saved by the Max" opens June 1 at 1941 W. North Ave. and will remain open through the end of the month

Tickets sold out so quickly Friday for a table at Saved by the Max that the “Saved by the Bell”-themed pop-up bar and diner decided it will extend its Chicago stay an additional two months.

Saved by the Max aims to bring the iconic Bayside High hangout come to life in a way fans of the show have not been able to experience before, with a themed-events and a full kitchen and bar stocked with Bayside-inspired cocktails and menu items.

Originally planning to only be a one-month pop-up for June, the restaurant announced on their Facebook page Friday morning that it would be keeping its doors open until the end of August after an overwhelming response in ticket sales.

Here are the details:

Dates Open: June 1 to Aug. 31


5pm – 11pm Dinner*
11pm – 1am Late Night

10am – 3pm Brunch
5pm – 11pm Dinner*
11pm – 1am (2am on Saturday) Late Night

* Reservations Highly Recommended For Dinner

Location: The Storefront Co. at 1941 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park

How to Buy Tickets: Bookings go on sale here at Friday, April 22 at 12 p.m. 

Cost: Each ticket costs $35. There are two options to choose from: 'Dinner at The Max!' (2-8 guests) include a choice of one appetizer, one entree and one dessert per person. 'Solo Dinner at the Max!' allows you to join the communal table with one appetizer, one entree and one dessert per person.

Are Walk-Ins Accepted? "For all three months we will still have walk in's accepted for brunch and late night service on a first come first serve basis," the restaurant says.

What's on the Menu? Menu items include things like AC Sliders, Preppy BLT, Macaroni & Screech, Belding Fries and a Lisa Turtle Milkshake. See it here.

Events: Events over the course of the summer include live music from 'Zack Attack Cover Band!, trivia nights, cast and crew Q & As, costume contests and '90s nights. 

Derek Berry, the "mind" behind "Saved by The Max" announced the official Wicker Park location Tuesday.

“After just one meeting I knew that this space was perfect for us,” Berry said. "We needed a place that would allow fans to feel as if they’ve been transported back to Bayside and are fully immersed in the universe of the show. The final look of the space is going to be a dream come true and deliver the grand slam nostalgic experience everyone has been waiting for.”

The pop-up opens its doors Wednesday, June 1 and will run through the end of August.

Offering nightly dinner service, weekend brunches and a late night menu, the diner also plans to have celebrity hosts, special events, DJs and live music. 

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