St. Paul >Food & Dining > Billy's On Grand
857 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510544.940273 -93.135952
Neighborhoods: Summit Hill
Great Patio and Bar – Billy's is a great place to hang out on Grand on a Sunny afternoon and have a couple beers. They guys can camp out on the patio or in the bar to catch the game, and let the girls shop all of the local boutiques. As the weather cools off they have the big patio warmers, allowing you to enjoy the MN outdoors just a little longer. Also do a shuttle to wild games.
Girl must be out of her mind – Since when was it a Security guards job to work as your body guard, they are there to protect the bar, make sure everyone is legal and stop dangerous situations from occuring inside the bar. If you have been going out to bars for two years you should be a big enough girl to handle getting talked to by drunk people. If you don't like them, tell them that and move on. Tattle tailing to a bar employee that you didn't like the person that just talked to you won't get you anywhere. Security does not kick people out because you used to date them, they wronged you by calling you a name or they talked to your friend instead of you. Grow up. You are an adult act like one.
WOW your security guards are way cool :( – I will start by saying I have been going to Billy's for about two years and until recently have always loved the place. However last Friday night I had a terrible experience with a fellow patron and a Billy's "security guard". My party was getting ready to leave and heading twards the door when we were approached by a belligerent guy that was getting a little to friendly. We were about three feet from the door and the security guard at the door. Mr too friendly put his arm around me and I politely asked him to remove it. Mr belligerent was offened that I asked him not to touch me and started throwing my favorite "b" word around. The security guard sat at the door and tried to prentend he wasn't watching this guy cuss me out. My friend and I walked out the door and she stopped and asked the security guard if Mr belligerent could please be removed as to which he replied with a smile on his face that he has to witness the "incident" to kick anyone out. He was pretty impressed with his own answer as he sat on his stool and checked id's. I would just like to thank Billy's for employing such wonderful people and giving me one less place to stop on weekend for a drink.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Neighborhood tavern in St. Paul known for basic bar and buffet-style food and excellent people watching on Grand Avenue.
how does this place stay in business? – Extremely rude waitress, who responded to our questions as if we were inconveniencing her. To one question she simply rolled her eyes and walked away without answering. The food was incredibly mediocre for the price we paid (expensive). I don't know what we were paying for. It certainly wasn't for food, service, or ambience. Open up your wallet and dump the contents down the nearest manhole. That's an apt description of our experience at Billy's.
Gotta get the right spot – Billy's is an odd shaped establishment. They have a patio, sun room, main bar, back bar and pool hall. The patio is the place to be in summer and the sun room next to the fireplace in winter.
Billy's food is your typical deep fried bar fare and only average in taste.
The real appeal is the people watching. Especially from the patio. Grand Ave. offers not stop traffic to distract you.
From a sports bar perspective, this place should cover you. They have numerous TV's, pool tables and dart boards.
I've never not had a fun time at Billy's. It's a good place to hang out, but not the greatest place on earth.
Are you kidding?!? – Trendy?? I would call it anything but trendy. Don't get me wrong, it's a fine bar. It's a typical college bar.
during the summer months my wife and i can hardly wait for the weekends to head to billy's. we stop at least twice, sometimes three times a week. billy's is our number one pit stop. when we both are running errands we meet at billy's.
Relaxing fun – Billy's has a relaxing and spacious environment with a variety of things to keep you occupied. The servers are friendly and the food is good and not overpriced.
Bouncers and Bartender are really mean – I have been to Billy's a lot of times in the past. Usually it's fun, but this time it was not so. As I tried to get through the front door, the bouncer demanded to see my id and then called me a HO bag for not being fast enough. (It was pretty crowded). Needless to say, I couldn't believe it. I demanded an apology, but wasn't given one. The lady bartender wasn't much better. She spilled my Gusiness and didn't know how to pour it right. I am very dissapointed and won't be going back here.
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