While the whole world gets excited about GOT (Game of Thrones), I still sit and wonder what I am missing. I tried watching the show when friends started talking about it but I couldn’t get past the 2nd episode of Season 1. It’s like Notting Hill for me. I can’t understand what makes it a big deal.
Nonetheless, I hear about it week-after-week. I see Facebook messages saying how excited they are to see the next episode. Tweets and Snaps about GOT all over the place. Still, all I know about GOT is the phrase, “Winter is coming!”
I go to Washington, DC a lot. I have a good amount of friends there. Visiting DC is always fun.
Suddenly, I saw photos of my friends from DC with GOT-themed photos. They were checking in at the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar in Washington, DC. Apparently, three bars were converted by local artists to different regions from the GOT Universe. How cool is that? Although I never GOT to GO (Get it?! LOL!), I still enjoyed the photos shared by my A-lister friends. Ha!
According to Philly.com, the pop-up bar will run up to 8/27 which is this coming weekend. So, if you don’t have any plans for the weekend just yet, you might want to gather a few friends and drive down (or up – whichever way you’re coming from) and experience the GOT-themed Pop-up bar. There is a wait (Approx. 2 hours) to get into the bar. I think it is totally worth it if you are a GOT fanatic.
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The drinks, which will range from $13-$15, will be themed after the show as well, including the Imp’s Delight (a Tyrion-inspired drink made with two different fortified wines), the tequila-based Shame (a reference to Cersei’s infamous walk that comes garnished with a little bell), and the Dracarys (a sherry mai-tai named for one of Dany’s dragons. Two drinks will require you to leave your ID with the bartender, as one, the North Remembers, is a scotch-based drink served out of a horn, and the second, the Lady Mormont, is served in a bear-shaped glass. If you’re not a cocktail fan, Ommegang’s Game of Thrones inspired beers will be on draft.