Where to Watch Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere in Austin
Local watch parties, plus GoT trivia nights and menu specials
By Kimberley Jones and Jennifer Murphy,
10:30AM, Wed. Jul. 12, 2017
Because incest, patricide, and Melisandre’s witchy ways are best enjoyed in the company of fellow Game of Thrones fanatics, you’ll want to get to one of the many Austin watch parties scheduled for HBO's season 7 premiere on July 16.
But you don’t have to wait until Sunday to get your GoT on. While we're currently ear-deep in The Ringer's Binge Mode recap podcasts and chasing every book deep-dive and trailer breakdown YouTuber Alt Shift X is into, plenty of local businesses are pre-gaming the premiere with season 6 refresher screenings, themed trivia nights, beer tappings, and more. We round up what Austin by Westeros has in store.
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
This refresher screening pairs last season’s final episodes “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter” with themed food and drink specials, including two Westeros-inspired beers from Brewery Ommegang and a nontraditional blood sausage dubbed (ouch) the “Theon Greyjoy.”
Thursday, July 13, 9:30-11:30pm
Austin Toy Museum
1108 E. Cesar Chavez
Enjoy back-to-back screenings of the season 6 finale and season 7 premiere on a giant projector screen. Wine and cheese served, and costumes encouraged.
Sunday, July 16, 6-9:30pm
2700 W. Anderson #101
Weekly watches projected on the patio. 21+.
The North Door
Game of Thrones projected in all its blood & guts glory on the North Door’s 25-foot HD screen. Season 6 finale screens at 7pm; premiere starts at 8pm. All ages.
Sunday, July 16, 6-9pm
Food and drink specials accompany premiere watch. 21+.
Sunday, July 16, 7-11pm
3ten ACL Live
310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Ste. 1-A
Trivia and cosplay best-in-shows will be awarded prizes at this all-night, all-ages affair. Season 6 rewind “The Winds of Winter” screens at 7pm on a 20-foot LED video wall, followed by a costume and trivia contest at 8:15pm, a five-minute series recap video at 8:25pm (bravo to the editor – that is a lot of 7 Kingdoms lore to cram into five minutes), and season 7 curtain-raiser “Dragonstone” kicking off at 8:30pm.
Sunday, July 16, 7pm
Parlor & Yard
601 W. Sixth
Weekly watch parties with cocktail specials.
More GoT-Themed Events
1500 E. Sixth
Play trivia in teams, win prizes, and enjoy drink specials throughout the evening. 21+.
Wednesday, July 12, 7pm
1950 S. I-35
Whip In will tap the latest beer collaborations of HBO and Cooperstown, N.Y., craft brewer Ommegang: Bend the Knee golden ale and Valar Dohaeris Belgian-style tripel. (Fun fact: “Valar dohaeris” is a High Valyrian saying meaning “all men must serve,” and is the traditional response to “valar morghulis,” or, “all men must die.” But if you’ve made it this far, you probably already knew that.)
Friday, July 14, 5pm-10pm
Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
214 W. Fourth
The Geeks Who Drink quizmasters present this Game of Thrones trivia event, which promises cash prizes. $5 entry; pre-registration required.
Saturday, July 15, 2-5pm
Black Star Co-op
7020 Easy Wind
This one's also presented by Geeks Who Drink. Cash prizes on deck for the most maester-y mastery of GoT knowledge. $5 entry; pre-registration required.
Saturday, July 15, 4-7pm
Guessing what batshit-crazy thing is going to happen next on GoT is half the fun. To that end, the comic crew at the Hideout will do a weekly 7:30pm improv show called “Next Week on Game of Thrones” ($10 entry), followed by a free episode airing of what actually happens at 9pm.
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