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Humperdinks Restaurant and Sports Bar

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 19
Beer Avg: 3.32

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
84
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15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.12%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2208 W Northwest Hwy
Dallas, Texas, 75220-4305
United States
phone: (214) 358-4159

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allengarvin

Texas

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25 | $$

Now that I have a job near the airport, I end up coming to eat here on the way home a couple times a month. In the 90s, Humperdinks was a good choice, when there were no full breweries in town, only a couple brewpubs, and the places to get good beer were few and far between. These days, it's appeals are kinda limited: are you already in the area? Is it happy hour and you can drink OK beer for really, really low prices? Do you not mind eating completely generic American food?

Their beer line-up hasn't changed in 20 years. There's an occasional special, but it's rarely worth trying. There's an IPA (Big Red--probably their best beer, and my go-to one), a hefeweizen (actually pretty good--on the fruity-estery range of hefes), a generic light beer, a fruited blonde that's borderline disgusting, generic porters and ambers. At the NW Highway in particular, always ask for a non-frosted glass. Every time. Or they'll forget. The beers come in 3 sizes: American pint, 24 oz, and 36 oz. The last is in a chalice and is hard to hold. The 24 is the best size, for value and holding.

There's a bar area and a restaurant area. The bar area has headache inducing music. Avoid it unless that's your thing. The food line-up is generic American: burgers, sandwiches, fish, pasta, steaks. Most of them are oversized, portion and calorie-wise. If there's a single interesting item on the menu, I haven't found it yet.

Basically, happy hour: cheap, moderately-decent beer.

07-11-2014 13:10:55 | More by allengarvin
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-08-2014 05:12:25 | More by tommyguz
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.33/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | $

I missed my flight and had to stay the night in Dallas. Oh darn (sarcastic voice). I stopped at a couple of my favorite drinking stops in the city and ended up the night at this Humperdinks, which happened to by down the street from my hotel and the only place around open past midnight on a Monday night.

Huge space, log-cabin style. Reminds me of that North by Northwest Brewery I visited in Austin, and also Uncle Buck's in Grapevine. Generic stuff.

They have 12 taps of generic stuff (IPA, Porter, Stout, Blonde, Lager). A couple of seasonals included a Maibock and Doublebock.. and three guest taps from Texas breweries (Lakewood, Revolver).

I tried the IPA and Porter and they tasted alright fine. I also got a black-and-tan of those two beers (by mistake) and it was tasty.

Service was OK, atmosphere is whatever, beer is generic. But you know, on a Monday at 1 am on that goddamned stretch of Hwy 12, there is nothing better around.

06-23-2014 18:21:07 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-04-2014 17:06:38 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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DKrejsek

Oklahoma

4.55/5  rDev +31.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$

Humperdinks is a must stop place anytime I'm in DFW area. The beers are always great. I never leave without at least one growler. Great atmosphere and good people to share it with!

The food is always good and the service is terrific. if you're lucky, you can get a tour of the brewery.

02-07-2014 01:36:28 | More by DKrejsek
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-11-2014 01:43:42 | More by kylehay2004
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reverseapachemaster

Texas

2.38/5  rDev -31.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Humperdinks has been on a painfully slow decline over the past ten years. Some of the beers used to be really good but it seems like each year they get more bland. Servers usually don't know much or anything about the beers and it's not unusual to have the beers served undercarbonated. Haven't been in a couple years, probably won't ever feel like I need to go back. It's too bad. Food's fine, atmosphere is fine. Has a sports bar atmosphere. Used to be a little more upscale mixed in with the sports bar vibe. Used to be a lot more busy but I guess as quality goes down more clientele stops returning. Just not good beer and your beer selections are their own beers or the usual BMC beers.

11-28-2012 04:23:46 | More by reverseapachemaster
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JMad

Texas

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$

I'm always at Humperdink's for the UFC fights, I've tried all of their beers, besides their Juan Moore Light and maybe a few seasonals that I haven't seen yet. The service is always ok, only a few times I've been left with an empty cup looking for a waitress. Most of their beers are pretty good but the food is pretty average.
They have delicious Hump Chips, which are their home-made potato chips that they didn't even charge me for last time I was their. Here's a rundown of the beers I've tried.
Texas Blonde- My girl's favorite, it's tastes like hay/ grass, almost a pilsner taste. about 4.9% abv
Buttface Amber Ale- Sweet caramel and will leave you "buttfaced" with a 6.somethin% abv.
Big Red IPA- Nice solid IPA my favorite beer here. It is fresh, hoppy but not too bitter. But I'm a hophead so more IBU's would be welcomed. about 6% abv
Mayday Maibock- Typical Bock beer, a little on the sweet side.
Big Horn Hefeweizen- I guess it was ok for a hefeweizen but it was kind of warm.
Total Disorder Porter- Chocolatey and tasty but not too heavy.
Chocolator- Big Chocolatey beer with a high abv, but light mouthfeel.

Suggestion- Try a black and tan with the McMurray's Irish Stout and the Big Red IPA, it's awesome, you can try the stout with the buttface amber also but it's a little too sweet for me.

06-24-2010 23:32:15 | More by JMad
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Mora2000

Texas

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Pacific Northwest themed brewpub located at the intersection of NW Highway and Walton Walker. They usually have eight or nine beers on tap, ranging from not very good at all to average to slightly above average. The styles range from Light, Lime flavored lagers to bocks, nut brown ales and smoked beers. They have samplers and inexpensive growlers of all of the beers, which is nice. The food is nothing special, but is basic chain restaurant food: Burgers, chicken tenders, wings, etc... Not a great brewpub, but not a bad place to watch a game and meet up with your friends.

02-11-2010 00:10:25 | More by Mora2000
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jnezda

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$

Have tried beers at a number of these restaurants and always am happy with the beer but the food leaves something to be desired. Humperdinks has been in Dallas for years and they provide a diverse food menu with house brewed beers. Many of their beers will grow on the patron and have an initial bite that could be from the municipal water supply. The locations that are active breweries also serve Growlers and kegs for carry out, both with very reasonable prices. Growlers are $13 with refills for $5, both of which can be reduced by joining their mug club. Over all this is a good place to have a beer and catch a game but sometimes the service leaves something to be desired.

01-09-2010 05:59:09 | More by jnezda
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Humperdinks Restaurant and Sports Bar in Dallas, TX
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.