I believe I found a nice public spot for us to meet up and game close to the downtown/midtown area.
I checked out the Taproom at the Cinder Block Brewery just on the other side of the river. It looks like a great place to meetup and play some games. They let you bring in your own food, have free popcorn, and sell beer and snack food (stuff like nuts and pickled eggs). There have a good number of tables and they don't tend to get all that busy on a week night. I chatted with one of the bartenders and they would be happy to have us.
I'm able to get there a little before 5pm and hope to be able to grab the couch area they have for our group. I have a silly amount of games, which is why I tend to like to host at my place, and I'm listing some that I'm happy to bring in a comment section shortly. Let me know by Wednesday if you want a certain game there, as I'm heading directly from work to the site.
I had to make this Thursday due to my schedule this week, though I wouldn't mind keeping it this day. Opinions welcome.