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The winds of winter are bringing a ‘Game of Thrones’ pop-up bar to Chicago

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones
Photograph: Courtesy HBO

Replay Lincoln Park sends its regards. Beginning on February 1, the popular arcade bar will host a Game of Thrones pop-up that draws inspiration from the epic TV series.

Aptly dubbed “Winter 2019,” the pop-up comes at the perfect time as Game of Thrones fans in Chicago prepare for the launch of the HBO series' eighth and final season on April 14. In addition to dragons, White Walkers, the Iron Throne and other Westeros references, Replay will be pouring two of Ommegang Brewery’s Game of Thrones-themed beers: Arbor Gold and Fire & Blood. The bar will also offer a selection of wine (hopefully they'll import some Dornish Red), several mead options and a “Dothaquiri” cocktail.

Fans who want to take the experience to the next level will be able to purchase a $20 VIP ticket that includes a souvenir goblet, a commemorative pin or print and priority access to the bar. Additionally, throughout the run of the pop-up, Replay is hosting special events such as a Red Wedding feast (sans murder), a jousting tournament and weekly GoT trivia every Thursday (the pop-up will close on March 1).

If the reaction to Replay's The Office pop-up is any indication, “Winter 2019” is sure to a can't-miss event for any respectable Thrones fan.

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