As the buzz of Dry January takes hold, Dublin welcomes a refreshing addition to its social scene – Board, a non-alcoholic board games bar and cafe set to redefine the city’s leisure landscape. Helmed by the creative minds behind Bodytonic, Board emerges from the cocoon of MVP, which shuttered its doors temporarily for renovations. The venue, described as a “cafe-bar-shop-event space,” exclusively serves non-alcoholic beverages, making it the ideal place for those seeking a delightful alternative activity.
Expanding on the Original Concept
Board doesn’t just cater to your taste buds; it invites you to play, connect, and create lasting memories. With an extensive collection of 200+ games, the offerings are not static – the library grows weekly. These games are not mere decorations; they are integral to the Board experience, free for patrons to use in-house and available for purchase to extend the fun beyond the venue. The space proudly wears its child-friendly and pet-friendly badges, humorously declaring, “Dogs are welcome, just not booze hounds.”
Weekly Events and Private Affairs
Entertainment takes center stage at Board, with a dynamic calendar featuring quizzes, bingo, comedy nights, live bands, and DJs. Beyond the weekly lineup, Board opens its doors to private events, parties, and meet-ups, offering a versatile backdrop for any occasion.
The Beverages on offer
The drink menu at Board is a testament to variety and sophistication. Non-alcoholic Guinness, Carlsberg, Heineken, assorted craft beers, craft cocktails, tea, coffee, kombucha, kefir, and more adorn the shelves, promising an exploration of flavors that goes beyond traditional boundaries.
Culinary Delights to Satisfy Every Palate
Board takes its culinary offerings seriously. Indulge in lunch and brunch until 2 pm, featuring a menu designed to complement the midday experience. As the sun sets, Board transforms into a gastronomic haven, offering pizza, salads, sides, and desserts from 4 pm onward. Affordable pricing adds to the allure, with brunches ranging from €8.50 to €14.50, pastries priced between €2.50 and €3, and pizzas varying from €13.50 to €15.50.
The Where and When of Board
Conveniently located at 29 Clanbrassil Street Upper, Harold’s Cross, Board opens its doors daily at 10 am from Wednesday to Sunday for the entirety of January. The venue’s commitment to providing a welcoming space for all is evident, making it an ideal destination for both locals and visitors to revel in a unique blend of taste, play, and community. As Board becomes Dublin’s go-to spot for Dry January and beyond, it invites everyone to partake in the experience.