The Games People Play is hosting a game night every month at Johnny D's Uptown. I was going to see bands at Johnny D's twenty years ago and it's still a cool place for live music and dancing. Now it's also a cool place to go and sample some boardgames and meet some other players.
Every month Carol from Games People Plays drags up a crate of games and people sit down and get playing. You may see some chess or cribbage, but also expect Transamerica, Blokus and Carcassonne. This is an adults only evening but if you're looking for some inspiration then this is the place to be. The presence of food and a bar are little bonuses.