Beloved NBC sitcom "Friends" is set to turn 25 this year, and a bunch of celebrations are planned to mark the milestone, including an immersive exhibit located in the show's setting, New York City. But now, fans on the west coast will get to join in on the fun, too.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf announced this week that it's hosting a Central Perk pop-up at two of its Los Angeles locations this month, in honor of the show's upcoming silver anniversary. According to the chain, the pop-ups will be "gram-worthy" and "selfie-friendly," and feature that iconic orange couch from the Central Perk set, on which Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, and Joey enjoyed many cups of coffee -- and lots of silly banter -- over the show's 10 seasons.
A display of "Friends" memorabilia will also be available to interact with, and fans are invited to sit on the couch and snap photos of themselves enjoying the fun. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is also releasing a line of specialty "Friends"-themed drinks for the occasion, with one unique beverage assigned to each character (available at all locations, not just the pop-ups). Those will come served with a commemorative cardboard sleeve that features one of eight memorable quotes from the series.
The pop-ups will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and run from August 16 through August 23. The locations are:
- 8793 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048
- 1312 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
More information can be found at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf website.