We're currently trialing a new location, The Square Ball on Hogan Place near Merrion Square. It’s very boardgame friendly and has its own impressive library of games available to play.
Note: A lot of people come straight from work in the city centre so you'll find people there from around 6pm onward. Our nights are free of charge and open to everybody, new comers and experienced grizzled veterans. We try to keep an eye out for people there their first time, to make sure they feel welcomed. We have all been there.
The meet ups are free of charge but we do ask that people support that bar by buying food and/or drink. The bar is very accommodating to us and it's important that we support them in return. Bringing in outside food or drink is completely unacceptable.
We'll have board games there on the night. Games are always explained, so don't worry about not knowing the rules of new games. Late comers always welcome :)
I'd suggest commenting below with what games you're going to bring along and people can comment if they want to play.