Very quick stop after arriving from Seward on the train. This is apparently a bit of an iconic stop, decent business at 10:30PM on a Thursday night, but plenty of spots at the bar. Bouncer out front for ID’s. Inside is dark and barlike, fairly roomy with plenty of tables around, including a couple in a widow facing 6th. No band playing when I was there. They certainly had a lot of taps; list was divided by style with locals (meaning Alaksan) highlighted. I woudl say it was more than 50% local beers, which was kind of nice. Nothing earth shattering, but you would have to be pretty snobby not to find something to drink. Only two offerings classified as "sour" and neither local. I guess that would be the gripe - very few unusual styles on tap. Nothing from Anchorage Brewing for some reason; maybe they don’t distribute locally? They had about 6 taps labeled as "Humpy’s Brewing Company" but a quick check of the listings showed that they are all contract brews. Anyway, solid service, reasonable prices ($6 pints) and a worthy destination. Did not try the food. Oh, and now that Uber has made it here you should not be more than 2 minutes from a pickup at pretty much any time.
This Anchorage icon has been serving craft beer for some time alongside Alaskan fare. The restaurant seems to get rowdy once the bands show up but the craft beer keeps flowing. It was rather dark inside whilst we hunkered over our plates and pints. The service was fine and food kind of meh.
An appealing authentic old "dive" kind of place, with tall 5-seat tables all aronds the room, the bar in the center. Loads of taps as well as a number of bottles. First, contrary to implications by earlier reviewers, Humpy’s does offer many of its brews in 4-ounce samples @ $2 per pour. The service is friendly in a down-home sort of way, the staff is knowledgeable about the beer list, and the food is the usual but grub, but well done. Good for a stop if you are in Anchorage.
I was in Anchorage recently and had to stop here to check it out.
Nice ambient sports atmosphere with a great amount of taps ranging from local Anchorage flavors to some PNW brews. The food, I had a reindeer burger, haha, I guess I just ate Prancer, Woops, well it was a good burger. Service was good. Beer wasn’t always put in appropriate glassware but I wasn’t too annoyed since the place seemed more of a sports bar. I’d go back, seems it would be a great place for lunch.
Tired and run-down in nearly every way, with a disappointing beer list.
Oakes (821) 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.