I like the Attic overall, but tend to feel more comfortable there in the "off" times. It can be get very crowded, very quick and as soon as that happens, service goes downhill.
Its a great place to watch a sporting event though, and has a good selection of beer. The food is good, but its standard bar fare, don't expect too much special to happen in that arena.
Although this doesn't differentiate a place too much nowadays, it was always smoke free. I have found the places that were always smoke free have managed to smell better than the smoking places who now are smoke free.