Enjoy spring while you can, because winter is coming one last time. On April 14, Game of Thrones will usher in its eighth and final season, and we’re not quite sure how to feel. We’ve spent several years of our best sweat, gasps and tears watching in fascination and abject horror as the show proved to us that no one was safe. We’ve seen main characters killed off in droves, witnessed bouts of incest, had to redefine the word “wedding,” and we’re still working through the revelations that made us feel that, like Jon Snow, we know nothing.
What we do know is that New Yorkers are obsessed with this show. Maybe because we can relate to the cut-throat nature of Westeros pretty easily. Like NYC, Game of Thrones exists in a universe where you’ve got to stay on your toes to stay on top -- and even then you’re promised nothing. Plus, it’s almost got as much sex and drama as the city itself.
In honor of the beginning of the end, we’ve rounded up the best places in NYC to celebrate, commiserate and prepare yourself for the final season of Game of Thrones. Ah, the things we do for love.