It is everyone's right to give whatever type of review they want for Cypress, that is what our founding fathers would have wanted. However, to say that Cypress Street is a place where 21 yr olds go is a flat out lie, probably written by someone who lives in the apartment complexes that surround. Yes there are times when the noise is above average, but that is what happens when people congregate and there is a great patio to congregate on. It has to do more with acoustics, less with annoying patrons.
I frequent Cypress, so yes my opinion is biased. Yes, it does not have the best food in Atlanta, but for a bar the menu is much more than expected. I am rating the place based on overall experience. That being said...
I HATE PEOPLE. I really do. I go to bars to drink and mildly socialize...sometimes, but overall I hate overly drunk people, especially drunk youngsters. In all the times I have been to Cypress I have never seen drunk 21 year olds. Youngsters go to buckhead to be jacktards. I did see a pair of new college graduates who ordered a college shot and left within 10 minutes because everyone mocked them for their "trying to look cool" shot choice. Part of me does wish there were 21 yr olds who went there, only because I might be able to find someone who was drunk enough to hook up with me. Alas, that is not the case at all and I come home solo every time I go there. Truth is though it is less the lets get wasted and make terrible decisions place and more the lets hang out and have a few drinks / grab some food kind of place.
Everyone there has been nothing but nice, even the giant man of a bouncer they have is very friendly, like a big teddy bear, a big teddy bear that could rip your arms off if you ever got out of hand. Just go. If you hate it then don't go back, but chances are you will love it. If not feel free to kick me in the stomach, not the face because I am trying to be a model. I will be the bearded Indian sitting by himself at the bar.