Whether you belong to House Stark or House Lannister, the new Game of Thrones pop-up bar is sure to quench everyone’s thirst.
Drink Company, the group behind this winter’s Stranger Things pop-up bar, opened a new pop-up Wednesday that takes you into the world of Game of Thrones. Its summer run begins June 21 and continues for the next two months, arriving just in time for the show’s season seven premiere.
Eat the Rich, Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency, all restaurants and bars that sit side-by-side on 7th Street, will be the location for the pop-up based on the popular HBO series. The Shaw location is decked out in house regalia and dragons, among other iconic decorations.
One room is modeled after the Hall of Faces and is lined with latex molds of the bar staff’s heads. Attendees will get a chance to fit themselves between the heads for a photo. There is also a replica of the Iron Throne, one of many Instagram-worthy set pieces bound to make friends envious.
Co-owner Derek Brown said the authentic atmosphere will make fans feel like they’ve stepped onto the set of the show but the bar is fun for everyone, even if you’re not a superfan.
“If somebody is not immediately a fan they’ll probably just have fun and become a fan,” Brown said. “The drinks themselves are just delicious, even if you’re not up for the fanfare.”
Cocktails range from $13 to $15, while draft beers cost $6 to $11. Series diehards will go crazy over drink names that only real fans will be able to pronounce – casual watchers can be weeded out trying to say Dothraquiri five times fast, especially after you drink three.
For those who root for Jon Snow, there’s a drink called The North Remembers. You can experience its goodness without a frosty tenure at The Wall, which serves as inspiration for one of the many bar rooms.
If you’re seeking penance after a long night, there’s a drink named Shame. A flogging nun is not included, even though the walk of shame home is guaranteed. There’s also a drink named after the season six favorite, Lady Mormont. If it’s anything like the character, this drink will pack a feisty punch.
Bar goers should get there early or anticipate waiting in line each night, but Brown said that the experience will be worth the wait.
“People should treat it as a festive occasion,” Brown said. “Come dressed up, take pictures and all that.”
The bar will be open 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on weekdays, 5:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on weekends, and closes at 7 p.m. on Sundays, so people have time to get home and watch the show as it airs.