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 (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