Nick's is sort of cavernous with soaring ceilings and a long bar, but the airy feeling is a nice change from the many crowded, cramped bars around. It's not really a see-and-be-seen scene, but more of a casual-meet-with-friends bar. Tables are nicely spaced, and the bar is fairly conversation friendly. There are pool tables in the adjacent room, but most people tend to gather in the main area.
Pros: Conersation friendly, Steps from Red line