When you walk into the bar, it's sparsely populated, but you see who you're supposed to saving a chair for you. Ordering a brewed-on-site sampler leads to conversation about craft beers, fathers, drinking, arrests, and more.
The bartender puts on one of your favorite records, so it probably means you were supposed to be there. It has to mean something. Right?
"Everybody leaves and I'd expect as much from you"
The Gaslight Anthem, The '59 Sound