VOTE: What Should the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar Do With Its Iron Throne?

The owners will pick one of your top three choices.

The Game of Thrones pop-up bar is over, but what will happen to the throne? Photo by Farrah Skeiky.

Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister aren’t the only ones vying for the Iron Throne. Around 47,000 people sat on the melded-sword seat at DC’s Game of Thrones pop-up bar, which came to an end with the season finale on Sunday.

Drink Company commissioned the custom furniture from an artist in Atlanta, who built it out of foam, plastic, and paint. In order to actually fit it into the building, the throne was split into two pieces—together weighing a few hundred pounds—and connected on-site. The total cost (with shipping): $10,235.

Now, the bar owners have a problem: What should they do with their throne? While dragons and armies will decide what happens to the one in Westeros, the fate of DC’s Iron Throne will be democratically decided. The bar owners want Washingtonian readers to vote on what they’d like to see happen to it, then they’ll pick a winner from the top three choices. The poll will be open through Labor Day weekend, and Drink Company will announce their plans shortly after that.


Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.