Winter is coming
9 fiery Game of Thrones watch parties to toast the season premiere in Houston
Sadly, for millions of worldwide fans,Game of Thrones is coming to an end this year.
The immensely popular, Emmy-winning HBO series (based on George R.R. Martin's still-going A Song of Ice and Fire novels) will close out its run with an eighth season of only six episodes. This will be everybody's last chance to catch Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister (her trifling!), and all the other Westeros-based characters you have followed throughout the years.
If you would like to celebrate this show's final season by watching the season premiere on Sunday, April 14 night with a bunch of like-minded individuals, presumably under the influence of alcohol, are you in luck! Here is a rundown of watch parties in and around Houston, where you can take in all of the epic fantasy madness.
Camerata at Paulie's
The Montrose wine bar will be using its watch party as a good time to pour rustic reds and powerful whites from France’s Rhône Valley. (If you haven't guessed it already, this party is called the "Game of Rhones Season Premiere.") And feel free to dress as your favorite character. 8-9 pm.
Chuck's Sports Bar & Memorabilia
This League City destination will officially become "Chuckstros" for its watch party, asking all naives and surfs to join "The Chuck's Watch." (Is this all corny? Yes, but we'll let it slide.) There will also be food and drink specials all night. 5-11 pm.
Chuy Benitez's Backyard
Honestly, we don't know who this dude is, but it appears he wants people to know about the watch party that he'll be having in his backyard. Bring your own food, beverages and lawn chairs, but he will have crawfish for those who request it beforehand. 7:30-11:30 pm.
Exit 73 Bar & Grill
Over in Spring, this place will have a full-on feast during its watch party. People can gorge on Targaryen turkey legs, Baratheon burgers, and Theon Greyjoy's sausage-on-a-stick. (That's messed up, man.) If you feel like it, you can also dress as your favorite character. 8-11 pm.
This spot will have a watch party for every episode of Thrones' final season, complete with a themed cocktail/mocktail menu, a rewatch of the previous episode before the new episode starts and dishes from the Chef on the Run Halal food truck. Of course, you can also dress as your favorite character. 6-9 pm.
Not only will this bar have a watch party, projected onto a large screen, there will also be a pre-show trivia night. Teams of six or fewer will be able to compete, and prizes will go to the top three teams. Trivia starts at 6 and will be finished before the show airs. 6-10 pm.
Twisted Acre Brewery
The Cypress brewery will be using its watch party to debut a pair of brand-new, limited edition beers — "White Walker" White Stout and "Night King" Bourbon-Aged White Stout — which they will be serving throughout the premiere. This will be a private watch party, and the tickets will go for $25 a pop. 6:30-10 pm.
The Volcano Room
This Seabrook spot promises a lot of GOT-related stuff at its watch party, which will be happening every Sunday until the season ends. We're talking themed food, drinks and they'll definitely be welcoming folks dressed as their favorite character. 6:30 pm.
Wet Leprechaun Tavern
The Spring watering hole is keeping things rather bare-bones with its watch party, only offering $4 Fireballs — because, you know, dragons. We're guessing they won't mind if you get the urge to show up as your favorite character. 8 pm.