It’s a sort of a shame that the bro-heavy moronic undergrad atmosphere of this place is so off-putting, because the tap list is pretty decent and the bar itself has great bones. Unfortunately, there’s TVs everywhere playing music videos and televised poker. Dance music and top-40 hits blare at uncomfortably loud levels. It’s usually crowded and difficult to move around. Basically, this place is a vulgar exhibition of what many people dislike about bars. The fact that I have no interest in returning here despite the fact that Surly Wet, Speedway, and a bunch of Founders was on tap says everything you need to know about how crummy the atmosphere is. Overall, this place is a solid scroll past.
A large two story bar with a college feel to it. Large bars on each floor with plenty of seating. Quite dark and the music is quite loud. Not what I would call a beer crowd. Service was spotty and they were mainly focused on getting to the next order. A surprisingly decent selection of beer. Didn’t try the food on my visit though free popcorn and peanuts available. Prices were surprisingly high. Not worth a stop in my opinion.
Atom (227) 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.
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.
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.
The upstairs is ok. They don’t like you to ask them to change the TV to what you want and god forbid if you want any volume to hear what’s 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 wouldn’t drink.
sthlm (147) Blank, Alabama | January 14, 2010| Updated June 2, 2017
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.
William’s is almost like the wanna be beer snob’s 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 wouldn’t 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 don’t really have a big head. That is always a plus. Worth the visit if you and your friends can’t agree on a place where they can watch the game and you can get a good pint.