Los Angeles Bar Gets A “Game Of Thrones” Make Over

 

Scum and Villainy Cantina in Hollywood has gone all out with an iron throne, weirwood tree and booths that mimic Winterfell crypts, plus a specialty menu of food and drinks and encouragement of themed garb. But hurry and see it before it all goes away on April 30th.

The Cantina, located in the Los Angeles area, is based on the Mos Isley Cantina made famous from Star Wars: A New Hope.

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

Thanks to Paige Nelson, a bartender at Ever Bar in the Kimpton Everly Hotel in Hollywood, followers of the Kings in the North can imbibe a strong, creamy drink made with Blackened Whiskey, honey, Fernet and whipping cream that, for $20, allows them “to mimic the feeling of breathing in cold air,” she said. The snowy landscape of Winterfell is re-created in a julep glass with powdered sugar, and a smattering of dehydrated pink rose petals are scattered like weirwood leaves in a winter gale.

 

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Fortified by a deep knowledge of Westeros through multiple readings of the novels and viewing of each TV episode, Dave Wieland, bar manager at Scum and Villainy Cantina in Hollywood, concocted new cocktails such as Dracarys ($14; Herradura tequila layered with St. Germaine elderflower liqueur, champagne, orange juice and grenadine to conjure flames) and Red Wedding ($15; Irish cream and Kahlua blended with Godiva white chocolate liqueur and strawberry puree). There’s also an $8 nonalcoholic option called The Unsullied, a sprightly mix of ginger beer, cranberry and lemon juice, soda and bitters, sold with a tagline that reads, “Something’s missing from this cocktail.”

J.C. Reifenberg, co-owner of Scum and Villainy Cantina and a film editor who has worked with director Kevin Smith, took on the tasks of writing the pun-steeped descriptions for each specialty drink as well as revamping the menu with Chicken Little Fingers and Khal Drogo Queso. He even spent eight hours customizing the menus by dyeing large sheets of white paper in coffee, which he then baked and crumpled to resemble disintegrating parchment paper.

Fortified by a deep knowledge of Westeros through multiple readings of the novels and viewing of each TV episode, Dave Wieland, bar manager at Scum and Villainy Cantina in Hollywood, concocted new cocktails such as Dracarys ($14; Herradura tequila layered with St. Germaine elderflower liqueur, champagne, orange juice and grenadine to conjure flames) and Red Wedding ($15; Irish cream and Kahlua blended with Godiva white chocolate liqueur and strawberry puree). There’s also an $8 nonalcoholic option called The Unsullied, a sprightly mix of ginger beer, cranberry and lemon juice, soda and bitters, sold with a tagline that reads, “Something’s missing from this cocktail.”

J.C. Reifenberg, co-owner of Scum and Villainy Cantina and a film editor who has worked with director Kevin Smith, took on the tasks of writing the pun-steeped descriptions for each specialty drink as well as revamping the menu with Chicken Little Fingers and Khal Drogo Queso. He even spent eight hours customizing the menus by dyeing large sheets of white paper in coffee, which he then baked and crumpled to resemble disintegrating parchment paper.

These are the tiny touches that enhance the authentic scenery created by event design company Damn Good Shindig at Scum and Villainy. Besides erecting an iron throne in the venue’s front patio, the L.A.-based company also built a weirwood tree in the middle of the horseshoe-shaped bar and decorated the booths under arched entryways to mimic Winterfell crypts.

The final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones begins Sunday night, April 14th, 2019!

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