You wanted to go somewhere for a quick one to jolt your mind away from the fact that you're a complete failure. You told yourself you'd only stay for a single, mood-altering Guinness, then wham-o! next thing you know, you're dancing a jig with strangers. That's why patron Nick Wade has been frequenting Nick's Pub for more than six years: for the camaraderie, the beer selection and the Irish ditties. "It's like one big family," he says. "As soon as you walk in, you're welcomed by a crowded bar, and ten or twenty friends you didn't even know would be out that night. And I'm not even Irish."