How to Celebrate Game of Thrones in NYC

Game of Thrones is returning this April 14th for its six-part final series and NYC is the perfect place to meet up with fellow fans. From G-o-T inspirations at the museums to watch parties to a DJ set by Hodor himself (Hodor!), New York has great destinations for the coming of winter this spring.

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Shopping

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The best place to get G-o-T merch in NYC is the HBO Shop. From hats and shirts to bottle openers and puzzles, the HBO shop has all of your Game needs covered. Make sure to use our discount code for money off at checkout! Click here for the code. 1100 Ave. of the Americas, 212-512-SHOP, 

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: The Ribbon

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Upper West Side favorite The Ribbon has arrived in Time Square in an elegant setting that pays homage to old New York. Join them for creative cooking and a great craft cocktail program. All May in honor of the final season of G-o-T they'll be serving the “Fire & Blood” cocktail, made with Campari, sweet vermouth, and Limited Edition Johnnie Walker White Walker. 220 W. 44th St., 212-944-2474, 

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Shopping Spectacular

Join Macy's Herald Square along with Urban Decay on Thursday, May 2nd for a throne photo op! Spend $65 on HBO and Urban Decay's Game of Thrones Collection and you'll be eligible to experience the photo op. If you post the photo on Insta with the hashtags #forthethrone, #urbandecay, and #macysbeauty you will receive a limited-edition pin set from one of the on-staff beauty artists. 151 W. 34th St., 2nd floor,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Brooklyn Bash

Westeros meets Brooklyn's Industry City on Friday, April 19th at 7pm. Come dine on dishes made for the likes of Jon Snow. Enjoy a delicious feast consisting of bread (housemade sourdough loaves with herbed butter and salt), gruel (sprouted barley savory porridge with fermented bean fritters and dosa),  vegetables (blistered root vegetables), meat (Ends Meat short ribs), and dessert (fruits, cheeses, jams, and cakes). Reserve your seat on the throne here.  220 36th St., 

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Dram of Thrones

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Drink specials are coming! On Sundays, April 14 through the final GOT episode airing May 19, enjoy drink specials at Tanner Smith's. For example, they're serving Weller Antique Bourbon 107 for $6. This beloved midtown spot takes inspiration from local tradition, with main bar area styled as an early 20th-century New York drinking house. A great selection of tasty bites will be available, too. 204 W. 55th St., 646-590-2034,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Bites and Cocktails

Watch the April 14th premier at Dekalb Market! This downtown Brooklyn destination will feature two screens and a 180 degree projector for an experience like no other. They will be offering two specially made drinks created by Mixologist George Duval. Try The Red Wedding (champagne, strawberries & citrus rum) or The Dragon Fire (spiced rum, coconut cream, pineapple & hibiscus tea) to complete the occasion in style. 445 Albee Square W., 929-359-655, 

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Snack Attack

What's better than free snacks? Snacks and the return of your favorite show! Join the crew at Arlo SoHo and Arlo NoMad for a viewing party stocked with popcorn, candy, and craft cocktails inspired by fire and ice. There is no RSVP required all are welcomed to take a seat—on a throne—and watch the show in style. NoMad: 11 E. 31st St., 212-806-7000; SoHo: 231 Hudson St., 212-342-7000,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Party

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(4/13) Catch a "Rave of Thrones" the night before the premiere as Williamsburg, Brooklyn's Schimanski plays host to DJ Kristian Nairn. (You probably know Nairn better as Hodor. ) This event is 21+ and tickets are available through Eventbrite. 54 N. 11th St., 718-486-2299,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Walking Tour

Among the treasures of the world gathered in New York are places in spaces that will remind you of historical universes like those in Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. Crown & Prophet: An Epic Fantasy-Inspired Adventure in the Metropolitan Museum of Art will take you on an interactive adventures through the museum’s galleries. Tour-goers will seethe influences on those stories and the lesser-known connections between them. Offered by Fable & Lark: Storied Adventures, learn more at or 917-513-4081. Public tours Fridays, 5:45pm and Tuesdays 11am, advance registration required. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., 212-535-7710,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Trivia

Do you know everything about G-o-T? Put your knowledge to the test at Taco Electrico's Game of Thrones Trivia on Monday, April 29th. There will be five rounds covering seven seasons. Click here to register your team! 201 Park Ave. So., 917-534-5958,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Weekly Viewings

Starting with the April 14th premiere, fans can enjoy bottomless beer and grog ($25 with purchase of an entree) at Park Avenue Tavern. Park Avenue Tavern will have three TVs set up, with the sound on, so you'll have an amazing viewing experience no matter where you are dining— although we suggest reserving a table with built-in beer taps. 99 Park Ave.,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Comedy Gold

What's better than the G-o-T premier? A comedy roast at Velvet Brooklyn to celebrate before hand! This event is featuring roasts and toasts by: Sopan Deb (The New York Times), Jon Bershad (Upright Citizens Brigade) and more. Afterwards stick around for premier screening. Doors open April 14th at 7PM. Click here for details! 174 Broadway, 718-302-4427,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Game Night

POP A Pop Culture Bingo Party and the Brooklyn bar Parklike are coming together to bring you a G-o-T edition of bingo. Join in on the Pop! A Bingo Party: Game of Thrones Edition fun on Wednesday, March 27th. 636 Degraw St.,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Museum Tour

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Inspired by the HBO series and George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Games of Thrones at the Rubin Museum Museum Tour features highlights from the exhibition Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism. Explore the ways that the intersection of politics, religion, and art have shaped the history of the world and play into the fictional world of Game of Thrones. The next tour is Friday, April 12th in the evening and is free with museum admission. 150 W. 17th St., 212-620-5000,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Booze and Cosplay

Enjoy $8 shots while decked out in costume and G-o-T gear. Join other fans at Barcelona Bar for a night you won't forget. Equips with swords and crowns, be ready to scream, "Shame!" 923 8th Ave., 212-245-3212,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Premiere Viewing 

April 14th join fellow diehard fans for a spectacular "Feast of the Great Houses" season premiere party at Off the Grid Bar & Grill, way up in Hamilton Heights. A $25 admission charge gets you into the party and food, drinks are separate although there is an open bar option for an additional $35. Click here for tickets. 3480 Broadway, 646-837-6166

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Cocktails

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If you want to drink and know things like Tyrion Lannister, try one of the special cocktails at The Library Bar at Hudson Hotel. These five special cocktails were named and created after aspects of the show and will be around for the entire G-o-T season. Be transported with options like Winter Is Coming (rye whiskey and mixes of sweet and dry vermouth); A Lannister Always Pays Their Debts (a very affluent port wine and cognac blend); and The White Walker (vodka, lemon juice, and coconut creme). 358 W. 58th St., 212-554-6000,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Overnight Stay

If you plan on staying at The High Line Hotel know that there is a promotion going on just for Game of Thrones fans! From now through June 30th use code BINGE for an all you can eat mini bar! The only condition is that your stay must include a Sunday! Binge the mini fridge in your room while watching G-o-T (all rooms have HBO and are pet friendly)! Pricing begins at $249 per night. Book between now and April 30th to experience this promotion. 180 10th Ave., 212-929-3888,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Paint and Sip

Before the nights big activities begin, show your house allegiance at this G-o-T themed painting class at Painting with a Twist. All G-o-T fans in attendance must be 21 or older to participate in the sip part of this pre-premier activity but all over 18 can attend. 97-14 Metropolitan Ave., 929-354-0001,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Winter Delivery

Poulet Sans Tête, Left Bank and Hill Country have teamed up to bring winter to you! Until June 2nd, three menu items inspired by the events of GoT are available for delivery (or pick-up) at Poulet Sans Tête. Gold Crown Chili ($7) (Poulet Sans Tête’s signature rotisserie chicken in Hill Country’s white chili sauce), Lord Of Light Chicken ($25) (Poulet Sans Tête’s signature rotisserie chicken with Hill Country’s special spiced chicken rub) and Fire & Ice Pickles ($5) (sweet & spicy pickle chips from sister restaurant Hill Country Chicken) all can be paired with White Walker BBQ sauce for additional GoT flair! Fans can order via CaviarSeamless and PST’s website  between 5 to 10PM. 117 Perry Street,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Costume Contest

All cosplays are welcome to compete for the crown at Professor Thom's costume contest. Tickets are $20 cash only and include entry, no line, and one drink ticket (draught/can beer or house liquor). Email if interesting in reserving a table at this event. 219 2nd Ave., 212-260-9480,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Costumes and Dragons

Every Sunday, get your costume and your dragon ready, and head on over to uptown bar UES. Entry and popcorn are free with the purchase of 2 drinks. Must be 21 years or older to enter. 1707 2nd Ave.,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: Walking Tour

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"Winter Might Be Coming" is definitely coming to the Met on March 30th (and every Saturday afterwards through May 25th), brought to you by the offbeat tour pros at Museum Hack. Be ready to discuss the triumphs and scandals of all the seasons while looking at works of art that helped inspire the show. This 90-minute tour costs $59 per person; you must be 16 or older to attend. For schedules and bookings click here. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., 212-535-7710,

Where to Celebrate Game of Thrones NYC: GoT Brunch?

Keep the spirit of Game of Thrones alive at GoT Banquet. This immersive experience has a buffer made for a king of the 6 kingdoms and entertainment too. Arriving in cosplay is also encouraged for this event! For more details and tickets click here. July 20/21, 113 N 3rd St., 718-963-3973,

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