The final season of Game of Thrones is still a few months away. But if you need your fix of Tyrion, Cersei, and Jon Snow, a visit to the Game of Thrones pop-up at Precinct Kitchen + Bar should put you in a Westeros state of mind.
For the second time in two years, Precinct has transformed itself into the Seven Kingdoms, replete with dragons, direwolves, and fearsome white walkers.
Inside, candlelit tables cast an eerie glow over a corner devoted to the infamous Red Wedding. An animatronic dragon glares at you with glowing blue eyes.
Outside, Precinct’s patio captures the rustic, medieval splendor of a castle courtyard. Banners displaying the sigils of houses Targaryen, Lannister, and Stark flap in the wind. You can add your face to a cutout in the creepy wall of faces, relax on a non-iron throne, and don one of Precinct’s faux furs to ward off winter’s chill (I’m not kidding; there’s an entire rack of furs).
Cocktails Fit for a Khaleesi
As with its past odes to Game of Thrones and Stranger Things, Precinct cleverly pairs set design with thematic libations. Dracarys, the command uttered by Daenerys Targaryen when she wants one of her dragons to incinerate a person, army, or village, is made with Flor de Caña 4-year rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and muddled dragon fruit. There’s a bit of smoldering dragon fire on top, so be careful not to singe your eyebrows.
The Red Priestess would be sure to please the mysterious Melisandre with its combination of reposado tequila, blood orange and grapefruit shrub, and lime juice.
Take the Black is good for those long nights when you’re patrolling a giant wall of ice, keeping wildlings and an army of the undead at bay. Made with Flor de Caña 7-year rum, Boston Common coffee, and topped with Guinness and sweet cream, it will help fortify you while you defend the realm.
The Others reflects the bluish hue of the White Walkers. Made with vodka, white chocolate liqueur, house-made vanilla cream soda, and blue curacao, it’s a sweet tribute to a group of supernatural beings that are anything but sweet.
Precinct’s Game of Thrones pop-up opens tonight and runs through February 1. Think of it as a night out in Westeros without all the violence, incest, and betrayal.
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