Minneapolis: Williamís Uptown Pub and Peanut Bar
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Williamís Uptown Pub and Peanut Bar
Above Average based on 19 ratings
Type: Bar

2911 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States 55408 [ print map ]
612 823 6271

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 4 p.m.-1 a.m., Sat.-Sat. noon-1 p.m.

Taps: 50+ |

Williamís Uptown Pub and Peanut Bar

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19 reviews for Williamís Uptown Pub and Peanut Bar
 Ambiance  59%
 Service  58%
 Selection  66%
 Food  72%
 Value  52%
 Overall  60%
 Rating  65%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 3/20
Atom  (171) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 20, 2013| Updated May 23, 2015
I hate this place with a passion. Not a horrible selection, although boring, but a horrible place. Full of douche bags and bitches, pretty much a party bar meat market frat atmosphere. Staff sucks, rude jerks. Stay away! Can shove their peanuts up their ass.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Gueuzedude82  (13) Colorado | September 28, 2012
Went to this place on a Saturday night. It was a big space and packed shoulder to shoulder with frat boys. The service was pretty solid though for how many people were in there, and they had a couple cool brews on tap like Franziskaner Dunkel, and a nice selection of Summit brews and Founders.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 12/20
emeinz  (47) Minnesota | July 14, 2012
Big time college bar. Loud, horrible service, staff generally sucks. I could look past its short comings when I was younger, but now I have standards. The beer selection is surprisingly lackluster despite having 75 taps. Pricing is awful. The two good things are free peanuts and popcorn and great people watching.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
BVery  (528) Plymouth, Minnesota | July 11, 2011
Lots of taps, but the quality of the selection is a little less than stellar. However, its a party in Uptown, and you can toss peanuts on the floor, so its all good.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1  (93) North Carolina | June 7, 2010
The upstairs is ok. They donít like you to ask them to change the TV to what you want and god forbid if you want any volume to hear whatís on, even if the bar is dead. The food is ok. The beer selection ranges from the typical Macros to Micros. The peanut bar downstairs is better than upstairs. Lots fo stuff on tap but a lot of stuff I wouldnít drink.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
sthlm  (145) Minnesota | January 14, 2010
Have been here twice now, once on a Tuesday night and once on a Wednesday night. As has been mentioned, 75 taps and 300+ bottles...but mostly stuff that is pretty standard. However, that having been said, they do have some things that are worth drinking. Prices are really high, except on Wednesday nights when all domestic taps are $3. I had Furious, Hennepin, Founders Reds Rye, Two Hearted. They also have some Bells and other decent stuff. Was pretty dead there, and service was good. As mentioned, free peanuts and popcorn with lots of TVs around. Didnít order any food, but somebody else with me did and what I tried was good. Not a place to go seek out the newest, rarest beer, but not a bad place otherwise...especially Wed. nights.
tyler_mn  (67) SLP, Minnesota | November 21, 2008
Wow.. this place is disgusting. Imagine a bar with every single BMC offering on tap, All the AB seasonals, Blue Moon seasonals, whoo-hoo! Red Hook and Widmer too! What?!? Sam Smith? So they have 75+ taps and the same # of bottles? Doesn’t matter if you don’t clean your lines and your bottles are past expiration date. Atmosphere is incredibly broder-forward and the place is insane on weekends. Sure... weekday happy-hours are pretty fair with the occasional Surly deal... No proper glassware. No snifters. Annoying and obnoxious... a glorified Old Chicago. How the hell this is onthe "Minneapolis Brew Tour" is beyond me.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
thejoeshow  (7) Saint Paul, Minnesota | August 1, 2008
Williamís is almost like the wanna be beer snobís sports bar. Not in a bad way, just that they have a great selection AND they play it safe. They have a great tap selection, but nothing too off the wall (no cask tappings) as well as all the sports bar standards in the bottle and a couple on tap. The food is nothing to write home about but I wouldnít turn it down if it was sitting on my table. The weekend sometimes draws some undesireables but that is just par for the course in Uptown. The prices are good, which is very nice and the staff donít really have a big head. That is always a plus. Worth the visit if you and your friends canít agree on a place where they can watch the game and you can get a good pint.
DietPepsican  (56) @ $13.99, Iowa | July 6, 2008
Yack. We went here on a Saturday evening and at first it didnít seem too bad. The price coding was cool and I easily found what I wanted. The furious I got was pretty gross. Uh oh. We sit down away from the bar and by the time our drinks were empty the place gets packed. Hey awesome now I feel like Iím back in Iowa City. Everyone was drinking giant mugs of yellow beer, making it easy to see why I got a crappy Furious. Oh well. I never saw the need for such a giant tap selection, especially one so boring. I never bothered to check the bottles upstairs, maybe they had something interesting. I donít think Iíll be coming back to find out.
keoki182  (18) West Bend, Wisconsin | February 25, 2008
I was here this past Saturday night and I believe it was much later than 1 am, but I could be wrong. My good friend and Minnesota resident took us downstairs to the taps and the free peanuts. I looked over the very well-done menu and understood the excellent pricing system (each tap is assigned one of 5? colors, denoting a price class). I ordered a decent Belgian style, Ommegang Hennepin, and tried to find a quieter area to sit. The tap area is frat central, so we headed upstairs to the quieter bottle bar. Unfortunately, the peanuts must remain downstairs. Williamís does have an incredible number of beers available (though, as another rater said, nothing too crazy) so itís worth checking out. Definitely a college bar though. One guy elbowed his way to the tap bartender and demanded a liter mug of Coors Light. Really? Over 70 taps to choose from and heís determined to chug the Silver Bullet all night? Come on.

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