Winter is here.
Arya ready to bend the knee? Because the city’s first Game of Thrones-themed pop-up, Haus of Thrones, has finally landed in Houston with a 10,000-square-foot, multi-level fantasy experience.
Much like George R.R. Martin’s forthcoming Winds of Winter book, hype and expectation for Haus of Thrones – “Houston’s first Game of Thrones-themed pop-up” – has been fret with delays, doubts, and the uncertainty of whether or not it would happen at all. Originally scheduled to open this past July, Haus of Thrones postponed its debut in an effort to heighten the experience. While the jury is still out on Winds of Winter, Haus of Thrones IS happening!
“Bend the knee and get ready for Haus of Thrones Houston’s first Game of Thrones inspired pop-up bar,” officials wrote in an Instagram post.
On its website, the pop-up promises a recreated Westeros that includes reinterpretation of series’ landmarks like “King’s Official Landing”, “The Infamous Wall of the Watchers'”, “Winterfallen”, and more.
Additionally, the pop-up will feature a number of series-inspired activities on different days of the week. From Sundays to Tuesdays, visitors can participate in life-sized as well as board games. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the pop-up will host GOT-inspired trivia where in which the winning team (up to five people) will receive a commemorative Haus of Thrones t-shirt. On Fridays and Saturdays, patrons can participate in Cosplay Contests for a variety of prizes.
In addition to special bottle and birthday-package deals, super fans can ante up the experience with a journey in the Haus of Thrones party bus – a 26-foot-long bus cloaked in Game of Thrones-inspired decor! The pre-game bus experience ($20), available starting October 8, whisks voyagers about the city 30 minutes prior to entry into the pop-up, all the while spinning GOT-inspired tunes as well as top 40 hits. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
Tickets to Haus of Thrones start at $20 and include general access to the experience as well as photo-ops and the activity of the day – food and drinks not included. Visitors can also opt to purchase a table reservation for a separate cost of $50.
As the website states, ticket buyers have the option to transfer their entry to another time slot, or another person, but there are no refunds after ticket purchase. However, those who’ve purchased tickets for the original opening before July 23 are entitled to a full refund as well as free tickets to Haus of Thrones in October, according to an Instagram post. For more information on ticketing options, see its website here.
Haus of Thrones opens at 505 Main Street from 4 pm to 2 am Mondays through Fridays, and 11 am to 2 am on Saturdays and Sundays.