As fans count down the days till Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season premieres on Sunday, April 14, we’re all itching for ways to demonstrate our fandom. If washing down Game of Thrones Oreos with swigs of Game of Thrones Mountain Dew whilst wearing a $100 John Varvatos Game of Thrones T-shirt isn’t sufficient, here are a few places in L.A. where you can sweat out your GOT fever alongside the similarly afflicted.
Friday, April 12
Alcove and Big Bar are again throwing an epic indoor-outdoor GOT party, with Thrones-themed cocktails (Blue Dragon Fire, anybody?), an official wine called Cersei’s Cellar, a scotch tasting, and big surprises (which have something to do with season 7, apparently); admission is free and the fun starts at 7 p.m. 1929 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.
For the month of April, Star Wars-themed bar Scum and Villainy Cantina is getting a Westerosi makeover. This kickoff party features a costume contest, drink specials, funny episode recaps, an Iron Throne photo op, and house sigil tattoos. Admission is free and cosplay is highly recommended. Scum and Villainy Cantina, 6377 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.
Saturday, April 13
Inside the former Ohm Nightclub, Club DV8’s GOT party has DJ Deftone spinning Thrones-themed musict, plus win tickets to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire where you can literally try some Westerosi-style streetwear on for size. Ohm Nightclub at Hollywood and Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., #170, Hollywood.
Sunday, April 14
Join fellow fanatics at Miracle Mile sports bar Busby’s East for a watch party with two massive projector screens, trivia, a costume contest, and GOT-themed cocktails. Get their early to catch an encore screening of the season 7 finale; 6 p.m. Busby’s East, 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire.
Watch with fellow fans at jazz bar Pip’s, where there’s no cover and plenty of food and drinks. Pip’s on La Brea, 1356 S. LaBrea Ave., Mid-Wilshire.
The pub best known for turtle races turns its attention to the race to the Iron Throne on Sunday. At the season kick-off screening party, they’re raffling off a life-size replica of the Iron Throne. Tickets are 10 bucks (and you have to figure out how to haul the gargantuan thing away). Brennan’s, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey.
The performing arts incubator is hosting a full evening of festivities with a costume contest kicking off at 7:30—judged by real-deal costume designers—and a screening of season 8’s first episode at 9. Yes, this is members-only screening, but you can become a member for a mere 5 bucks. Thymele Arts Creative Space, 5841 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.
Thursday, April 18
Feel like you know more than most about the Lannisters, Starks, Targaryens, and company? Horse Thief BBQ in Grand Central Market hosts this seven-round trivia game, replete with prizes, costumes, and free beer for the first 25 people to arrive. Horse Theif BBQ in the Grand Central Market, 324 S. Hill St., downtown.
Friday, April 26
In The Game of Thrones comedy world, you kill it—or you die. This comedy showcase set in the GOT universe features Jodi Miller, Justin Martindale, Greg Wilson, Ben Morrison, and Karen Forman. Tickets are $10; 8 p.m. Hollywood Improv Lab, 8162 Melrose Ave., Beverly Grove.