As the entertainment venue did last year during “Game of Thrones” screenings, the North Door will have a list of themed cocktails available during the “Better Call Saul” screenings that start up on Sunday with AMC’s premiere of the “Breaking Bad” spinoff.
Starring Bob Odenkirk as the small-time lawyer Saul Goodman, “Better Call Saul” will air on the North Door’s 25-foot HD screen Sunday at 9 p.m. when the show debuts; after that, the venue’s free watch parties will take place on Mondays, when the rest of the episodes run at 9 p.m. (However, there won’t be a screening of episode three on Feb. 16.)
At each of these watch parties, you’ll be able to sip on a show-themed drink that might just have you feeling a little crooked, from the vodka-based Plea Bargain to the tequila-heavy Time Served. Here’s the full menu of drink specials.
Plea Bargain: Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka and strawberry puree topped with champagne and a strawberry garnish. $8.
Time Served: Espolon Silver Tequila, fresh lime juice and agave nectar shaken and garnished with olives. $7.
Out on Parole: Absolut Citron, blue curacao and pineapple juice topped with a cherry. $7.
The Flaming Alchemist: Fireball, Blue Curacao and a flaming floater of Bacardi 151 Rum. $10.
And if you went to any of the North Door’s “Game of Thrones” or “Breaking Bad” screening last year — or any of the myriad comedy or music shows the venue regularly hosts — you might notice the space looks a little different. It’s been renovated, and among the changes is a new lounge area with revised seating and a service window that opens into the main room to offer additional bar service. A balcony bar and a kitchen are also in the works.
Set in 2002, “Better Call Saul” will focus on Goodman’s life six years before his appearance on “Breaking Bad,” although events during and after the original series will also be explored. For more about what to expect from the spinoff, check out Austin360 television writer Dale Roe’s appearance on the Statesman Shots podcast, during which he discusses midseason TV options like “Better Call Saul.”
The North Door’s “Better Call Saul” watch parties. 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 8 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2. Free. 502 Brushy St. www.thenorthdoor.com.