The Golden Perch is a tavern on a quiet street that follows the shore of Kaiju Lake in Dragon's Gate. It is a handsome brick building with unruly hedges, thick ivy covering the gambrel roof, and a mermaid fountain across the way that is flanked by stone benches.
The common room is wide but cozy, filled with tables and chairs, ottomans and armchairs, with a river stone hearth on the left-hand wall. The bar is well-stocked, with tapped beer, bottles of wine, and liquor on the shelves, and is usually tended by one of a number of nearly identical gnomish sisters. Pinned up behind the bar is a corkboard featuring newspaper and magazine articles, and Polaroids of their patrons at various events, including a growing collection of candid, overexposed pictures of Trivia Night Champions.
There are rooms upstairs, and ordering one is a simple matter of feeding coins to the clockwork canary in a golden cage at the end of the bar, and waiting for it to dispense a golden key into your hand. An antique jukebox sits in the corner near the dartboard, warbling out random tunes through crackling speakers, until someone gives it a copper or a swift kick to switch tracks.
There are two doors behind the bar, one declared OUT OF ORDER by a rusty old sign. The winding stone ramp behind it leads to old smuggling tunnels, connected to the Arena, the Annex, and countless other places.