Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 20, 2014
In general, a faded alehouse that maybe once was vital to the scene but today just seems tired. The selection was entirely uninteresting, with the state’s top 4-5 breweries entirely unrepresented. No Anchorage, no Midnight Sun, no 49th State, only one Kassik’s, a standard. I could get half these beers in Vancouver, and we don’t get jack for American micros. Coming here looking for quality will leave you disappointed. Disinterested service and management makes Humpy’s a place you can skip, quite frankly.
Humpy’s is a great alehouse in downtown Anchorage, with a good kitchen, a breathtaking selection of Alaskan beers on tap and probably the most efficient service I’ve had in America - even with a full bar, surrounding him at 270 degrees, the bartender still spotted my empty glass virtually within seconds of me setting it down. Again and again. Amazing! The place would have got top score on all accounts if it wasn’t for the noise (sports were shown on TV screens and people had to talk loud to be heard above the TV noise) and the fact that they only serve beer in one size - pints - which made this a very tough exercise for me. After 6-7 beers I couldn’t take any more. Flights or taster sized glasses would have been great for a place with so many beers on tap. Visited: 2014-07-28
We arrived just before the Barleywine festival let out and were able to get a table. Our waiter was great, he spent time answering our questions even though he got flooded by customers. The selection of beer available was amazing, Our friends got food and I did look over the menu, typical pub fair. Great place downtown and close to other great beer stops.
Nice sized bar with an excellent beer selection. Service was very helpful and prompt. They have plenty of locals, which makes it very nice if you don’t have time to travel farther out from downtown. They have food items as well, but I did not try anything. I’ll be back to enjoy this place I am sure.
Downtown location with a large area and live music. Stopped by on a friday night. Live music was a plus. The beer selection is pretty big and they have different sizes available like 8/16/pitcher. Sevice was just ok, overpack that night. Overall a fun place.
What can one say other than they have a tap list and bottle list that is awesome. the old tap handles from breweries long gone is awesome. Great bar food and terrific beer line up. Lots of local brews and smack right downtown. Parking sucks.
They had a fairly decent tap list. They had a few taps that were new to me. The service was pretty good. The female bartender was nice looking, so that was nice, too. The scene - not my favorite. I’m not even 30 years-old yet, but shit, this place was too loud for me. I like subtle conversation, but with a band on Friday night, and all of the people, it was a little much. I’m not saying I didn’t have fun, or that this place isn’t worth your time, because it definitely is, I’m just saying that it wasn’t my cup o’ tea. This site is about the beer, however, so with that being said, I’ll say, definitely go here to check out their tap selection. You never know, they may have something that surprises you, on tap. Oh, also, I tried some of their food, and it was pretty good. I had this dessert that was fairly amazing, so that’s another plus for this place. Oh, one last thing, if you’re going here on a crazy night, it’s sort of in a busy area, but the parking is < $5 for multiple hours, so it’s not a big deal, or hard to find parking at all.
A busy bar in downtown Anchorage with a really nice beer selection. A good variety from across the state is the advantage here. At the same time, it is a bit pricy, even by local standards. Didn’t try the food, but it did look good. I visted on a weekend evening, so it was busy and took a while to get beers. Still a nice place to visit.
This is a true man cave of beer (as advertised). Dark, a bit dank, old shcool tavern look with a nice beer selection, with some imports and rareties. The food is bar food meets Alaskan seafood. Had the halibut Benedict, which was good if pricey (15$). Will offer free tastes, and for the local stuff, some sampler glasses.