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'Game of Thrones' parties: Where to celebrate the show's return in NYC

Welcome back the world of Westeros with other serious fans.

"Game of Thrones" returns on April 14. What

"Game of Thrones" returns on April 14. What are you doing to celebrate? Photo Credit: HBO / Helen Sloane

Winter has come (and gone) and it's time for the return of "Game of Thrones."

The eighth and final season premieres April 14 on HBO, finally, and there is no reason to miss out because you haven't paid your cable bill.

Without spoiling the last episode for those who haven't caught up yet, the highly anticipated season picks up after the nearly 80-minute season seven finale “The Dragon and the Wolf,” which saw the series’ opposing houses come together to tackle a White Walker invasion.

The hype is real — New York City bars and restaurants are preparing viewing parties, special trivia nights, scavenger hunts, performances and more ahead of the new season.

Scroll down to see some of our favorites.

Pop! A Bingo Party: "Game of Thrones" Edition
Parklike, 636 Degraw St., Brooklyn, March 27, 7 to 9 p.m.

Win some "Game of Thrones" prizes at this Bingo game with a twist. Hosted by pop-culture guru Bobby Hankinson, the game will test your GoT knowledge and play clips and minigames between rounds to give you power-ups for the next round. Cards are just $2 to play.

A private screening and trivia
The Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd St., March 31, 2 to 6 p.m.

Spend a solid afternoon prepping for the final season with screenings, group trivia and exclusive GoT footage of cast and crew panel discussions from the Paley Center archives with the New York Adventure Club. Don't worry about going hungry — there will be popcorn and snacks. Tickets are $15-$20.

A GoT opera
Freddy's Bar 627 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, March 14, 9 p.m.

Opera On Tap will present a comedic and immersive opera "Game of Thrones" style and invites audience members to cosplay as their favorite characters. After all, there will be dragons, they said. The performance is free.

Trivia and whiskey tastings
The Gatehouses at Kings County Distillery, 299 Sands St., Brooklyn, April 7, 4 to 7:30 p.m.

At this trivia night, you'll create your own house with your friends, come with your own house words, solve anagrams, draw and answer trivia questions for prizes all while you sample whiskey by the Kings County Distillery and enjoy music by DJ Raydar Ellis. A Thousand Eyes and One podcast, which is hosting the night, "swear by the old gods and the new that you will be entertained."

'Game of Thrones' feast
The Brooklyn Kitchen, 274 36th St., Brooklyn, April 8, 7 p.m.

All men (and women) must dine! Celebrate the final season with a menu made with the show in mind: Bread and salt, "fire" spicy wings with "cool as ice" slaw, caramelized shallot tart tatin, cuttlefish ink fideos with "oysters, clams and cockles," braised boar and lemon cake. Beer is provided but you can bring your own beer, too. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $75.

A 'Rave of Thrones' featuring Hodor
Schimanski, 54 N. 11th St., Brooklyn, April 13, 9 p.m.

Our beloved Hodor, really actor Kristian Nairn, is going to DJ at Schimanski the night before the season premiere as part of the Evolution Tour. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the party will go until 4:30 a.m. Tickets start at $20. 

'Game of Thrones' prep party
Home Base, 416 Third Ave., Manhattan, April 13, 5 to 9 p.m.

Get ready for the new season with a viewing of the last four episodes of season 7 at Home Base, which will also host a night of games like "What Do You Meme?" a scavenger hunt and some trivia. Free entry.

Season premier party: Feast of the Great Houses
Off the Grid Bar & Grill, 3480 Broadway, Manhattan, April 14, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

For $25, kick off the new and last season with food and drinks at a private viewing party at Off the Grid. For an extra $35, you can enjoy and open bar that includes beer and well drinks.

GoT premiere and art show
Fresh off the Press, 560 Grand St., Brooklyn, April 14, 7 to 11 p.m.

This isn't just a watch party. See the last two episodes of Season 7, peruse GoT-themed artwork, enjoy free snacks and drinks and watch the first episode of Season 8 with your friends at 9 p.m. on a 42-inch TV. There will also be a house banner and GoT toys raffle, live painting and ale.

GoT feast
Au Za'atar, 188 Avenue A, April 14-20

Lebanese restaurant will offer a feast fit for a king and queen for the week of April 14. The "Game of Thrones" feast prix-fixe includes a massive Tomahawk steak, grilled vegetables, two mezze dips with pizza for $120 for the table.

Pizza, booze and Westeros
Liquor Lab, 138 Wooster, Floor 2, Manhattan, April 14, 7:30 p.m.

Learn how to make three cocktails "The Rains of Castamere," "North of the Wall" and "The Search for the Grey Lady" at Liquor Lab and watch the first episode. In addition to the three cocktails, there will be food from Prince Pizza and a buffet — all for $50.

'Crown & Prophet' tour
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan

See first hand the art, armor and sculpture from Medieval times that inspired the show, from a coat of arms resembling that of the Lannister family among other things on this new tour with Fable & Lark, which will set you on a hunt inside the galleries with prizes to win at the end. Tickets are $47.50 and can be booked by emailing info@fableandlark.com or by calling (917) 513-4081.

The (Sunday) Night's Watch
Parklike, 636 Degraw St., Brooklyn, Sundays at 9 p.m.

If you need to catch up on the series or want to relive the greatest moments with your friends, head to Parklife every Sunday for its screening of episodes. Free entry.

Premiere party
Arlo NoMad, 11 E. 31st St., Manhattan, April 14, 9 to 11 p.m.

Enjoy the premiere of the new season with popcorn, candy and craft cocktails. Free entry.

A weekly Watch Party while it's underway
East Village Tavern, 158 Ave. C, Sundays at 9 p.m.
The Bedford, 110 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, Sundays at 9 p.m.

Find out what happens to Jon, Arya and Sansa without worrying about your HBO access.

Head to East Village Tavern for a weekly screening on five flat screens and a jumbo screen once the new season is under way. Entry is free.

The Bedford will screen the show every week in its back, private dining room that has a large projector screen. Entry is free.

 

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