Nerds, assemble! And by nerds of course we obviously don’t mean nerds, because when a TV series pulls in 8 million viewers a week, not to mention 106 Emmy nominations, the arena we’re in is about as mainstream as pop-culture can get. That’s also not to say we’re dismissing the ACTUAL GoT nerds who not only finished the combined 4,000+ pages worth of books, but also spend their free time reading up on the Blackfyre Rebellion or learning Dothraki.
(Not that we speak from personal experience or anything.)
ANYWAYS, the reason you’re here isn’t to get hot takes on fictional wars and horse lords, it’s because you want the scoop on that Game of Thrones Pop-Up Restaurant we mentioned in the title. Let’s get down to business:
People.com reports that the restaurant, though not officially related to the series, is now serving up Westerosi-inspired drinks to locals and tourists passing through Edinburgh, Scotland. Run by The Pop Up Geeks, the pub, fittingly named Blood & Wine, offers guests a chance to transport themselves to the Seven Kingdoms and experience life within the realm. Apparently, and this is according to the website, that experience requires a good bit of drinking: “From the arid deserts of Dorne to the snowy peaks of the north, a huge amount of alcohol is required to help peasants and lords alike through the woes of life in Westeros.”
We fact-checked that claim and determined that hand removals, incestuous royalty, and botched weddings do, in fact, seem like reasonable excuses for heavy drinking.
If you want to check out the pub for yourself you’ll need to hurry—its run only lasts through the end of February. But if you can’t make it to Scotland before then, all hope is not lost. Luckily the Internet is filled to the brim with recipes and suggestions for enjoying all the finer aspects of the wide-sweeping Westerosi food and drink scene.
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