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Washington, D.C. and the fictional kingdom of Westeros collided in June with the unveiling of a Game of Thronesthemed pop-up bar in the city’s Shaw neighborhood. Spread across the former locations of the Southern Efficiency and Mockingbird Hill bars, this fantastical watering hole recreates sites and scenes from HBO’s hit show, which unveiled its seventh season on July 16.

Image courtesy of Farrah S (Dim Sum Media).
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Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, New York, has taken the lead in creating specialty cocktails that any fan of the Seven Kingdoms will enjoy. Alongside “Bend The Knee” beer — the show’s official brew — you’ll find more potent drinks inspired by the series, like “The Lannisters Send Their Regards” and “What is Dead May Never Die.” Visitors can also tour replicas of the series’ most famous spots — the Hall of Faces and the Red Keep. Project designers capped the experience with a looping Thrones soundtrack and decorations that could have been pulled right off the set.

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Drinks like “The North Remembers” are based on scenes and themes from the hit HBO series.

“Overall, we want create an experience that is immersive and interactive,” said bar manager Paul Taylor. “To achieve this, we need to be as detailed as possible, which means we want to connect our guests to the theme through the cocktails, the garnishes, the glassware and the decorations. We want you to feel as though you are in the show in many different levels.”

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Order a “Lannisters Send Their Regards” if you dare.

This isn’t Drink Company’s first rodeo. Back in April, the brand bedecked its bars in Japanese cherry blossoms and Super Mario Bros. nostalgia, complete with an origami chandelier. Given all the fanfare behind Game of Thrones, the latest production might be even more amazing. But it’s certainly taken some preparation. “It’s easy to purchase 100 mini-dragons [for garnishes], but when you need 20,000 the sourcing becomes a little trickier,” said Taylor.

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Folks who order the “Dracarys” will get a tiny dragon with your drink.

The pop-up bar is open now through August 27 from 5:00pm to 12:30am Monday through Thursday, 5:00pm to 1:30am Friday through Saturday and 1:00pm through 7:00pm on Sunday so patrons have enough time to get home in time for the latest episode.

For a look inside the bar, check out the video tour below, brought to you by the folks at Thrillist.

H/T: The Washington Post

All images courtesy of Farrah S. of Dim Sum Media.

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