Best Place to Play Pool - 2008
Nick's Irish Pub
Every city needs a place like Nick's Irish Pub: a neighborhood bar with a shamrock-and-shillelagh shtick that serves up tall pints and makes you long for the snug little taverns of Ireland. And while Nick's nails the cozy atmosphere of the quaint public house, there is plenty of room to roam: A nice beer garden awaits those desiring a drink al fresco, and those looking to get their game on can ascend the stairwell to the bar's second floor. There, amid a few dartboards, vintage arcade games and an always-crowded shuffleboard table, sits a pair of pool tables awaiting your cue mastery. The vibe is relaxed, the beer is cold and the pool balls are racked and ready for you to break. What are you waiting for — a formal invitation?