Top 5 Night-Life Hot Spots in Middle Earth


Inn of the Prancing Pony – Located in Bree, this hopping spot is the center of the town’s booming horse industry.   Head bartender Barlimur Butterbur has been slinging drinks at the Prancing Pony for 120 years and has more than a few stories to tell.  $5 “You-call-its” on Wednesday and Trivia night on Sundays.

The Golden Stone Tavern – The Great Hall of Nogrod was begging for a cool place for dwarves, orcs, shadow elves and dark-humans to hang.  The tunnel system underneath the Blue Mountains had not been viewed as a destination spot for party goers since the Sacking of Erebor.  However, ex-pat dwarf Noegeth Nygin had a different vision for the caverns his family once called home. He opened Nogrod’s first micro-brewery, The Golden Stone which brews all of their own beers, ales, and meads.  If you’re feeling frisky, try the Golden Stone Ent-Lager.  It is a malted blend with fruity aftertaste that will temporarily allow you to see as the trees do.

REV Ultra Lounge – While quaint bars are fine for everyday imbibing, what about when you want to cut loose and dance?  REV Ultra Lounge is located in the bustling theater block on the edge of Rivendell.  Since this is primarily a club for elves, whose beauty is beyond worldly description, be sure to dress to the nines!  REV pulls in the hottest DJ’s too: DJ Dain Ironfoot, Ghan-buri-Ghan, and DJ Hurin (The Holder of Keys).  The area is typically safe but since it is located in the Misty Mountains, you should be prepared to deal with feral wolves when the club closes for the night.

The Green Dragon – A popular inn near the Bywater in the Shire, the Green Dragon attracts a diverse crowd from both Bywater and nearby Hobbiton.  The Green Dragon is home to house band Finglas and the Firefoots, who bring their brand of bluegrass-rock fusion with hints of classic Hill-Troll twang to the stage.  $2.50 domestic drafts all day, every day.

Cuzzy’s –  This is the perfect Minas Tirath bar. It is a throwback to a time when the city had a thriving shipping industry, before it was razed to the ground by He Who Shall Not Be Named. They sell Beast and PPR cans $2, PPR shotguns $1, 40 oz of Miller High Life, and with $30 you can buy the the entire bar a shot!  Do NOT look into the mirror in the men’s bathroom!  The mirror is actually the haunted shield of Glaurung, the terrestrial dragon king who was slayed at the hand of Turin Tarambar, who owns Cuzzy’s.


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