24 Jan 2024
Fancy a great night out with some board game fun and without the morning after feeling? Head to Dublin’s first no-alcohol bar.
Board is a new pub in Dublin’s city centre that offers an extensive range of non-alcoholic drinks together with over 200 board games that patrons can play for free.
The recently opened dry pub has become an instant hit with locals and visitors alike and is filled nightly with people in high spirits, though not of the 40% proof kind.
The idea behind Board is to create a space that has the look and feel of a modern Irish pub but without the alcohol. It stocks premium 0% beers, a wide range of alcohol-free craft beers and, of course, has the famous ‘black stuff’ Guinness 0.0 on draught.
Board also offers an impressive mocktail list mimicking favourite classics such as Espresso Martinis Aperol Spritzs and Bloody Marys and over 30 non-alcoholic spirits. A menu of Mood Boosters made with a natural mix of botanicals, herbs, spices or mushrooms are designed to sooth or stimulate as required, and the non-alcoholic wines available include Irish-owned Hollow Leg, produced in Spain.
Games at Board, Dublin.
The comprehensive games collection caters for those who enjoy the classics, such as Monopoly and Yahtzee, to groups who want to conquer the world in Risk or Catan, have a noisy competition with Articulate! or just enjoy a quiet game of chess.
To complement the drinks menu there is a food menu available all day offering tasty meals and sweet treats, with vegan options. From 4pm Board offers homemade pizzas.
As well as board games there is lots of entertainment including regular jazz nights, comedy events, pub quizzes, bingo and sports screenings in the pub.
The Six Nations Championship, which kicks off at the beginning of February, will be the first major sporting event to be screened in the pub and Board has expectations for a full house for every match and a great atmosphere.
Dublin is a city with a thriving pub scene and is renowned for the ‘craic’ to be found in its cosy bars and cosmopolitan clubs. Board adds another dimension to this with a space to meet, eat and play without involving alcohol.
Food at Board, Dublin.
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