Humperdinks Brewpub (Arlington)

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

700 Six Flags Dr
Arlington, Texas, 76011
United States

(817) 640-8553 | map

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by assurbanipaul:
Photo of assurbanipaul
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

There's a plaque near the front door proclaiming Hump's status as the "First Brewpub in Tarrant County 1995." That's right, of the two we have, it was here first and, unfortunately, remains the best.

Located within sight of Hwy 360 and Six Flags, Hump's is an extension of a Dallas-area chain brewpub which is part of a larger chain (Big Horn Brewing) spanning the Midwest and PNW. It's fairly consistent in look, feel and quality from place to place while maintaining a fairly inoffensive averageness throughout.

This place is probably the best of the local places, mostly because of the space on which it is constructed allows for a layout with enough room to be comfortable. Tall floor-to-high-ceiling bar, including six regular brews and one or two seasonals, plus bottled macros, plus full bar service. Good place to watch any game you want as televisions abound any direction you look.

Of the beers, the best you can say is they don't suck. Nothing really outstanding but nothing that will make you gag or regret. Seasonals are out fairly often but the signs won't change for months, so be forewarned. Forget the servers as they know virtually nothing and will generally recommend the house low-carb brew since "it's the most like Bud Light." But drink specials throughout the week mean you at least won't waste a lot of cash. Food is fairly good, though, and service can vary depending on what mood they're in.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rsuarez1982
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of DoubleJ
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Nearby such attractions as Six Flags Over Texas, Globe Life Park, and AT&T Stadium, Humperdinks brings to the immediate area homemade beer, although you wouldn't suspect it from the exterior. The sign looks like something I would see in front of a movie theater, but once inside, that impression changes. It's large inside, with a huge bar/lounge area with plenty of sports on TV. The decor looks like it hasn't changed in 20 years, and the restaurant area looked dead. However, there was some life in the bar.

11 different house beers available on-tap, so the variety is there; it goes from a light lager and hefeweizen to IPA and bock, to seasonals like saison and oktoberfest. I drank three pours of three different beers, and each one was decent. Chunky shaker pint glasses for the pints, large schooners for my saison,plus additonal larger sizes available. For those afraid of Humperdinks beer, there are bottled common beers like Dos Equis and Miller Lite.

I had dinner there, and I ordered a decent pepperoni flatbread. However, the winner for me was the cup of chili I got after the flatbread didn't fill me up enough. It was easy to ask for a beer at the bar and that aspect was quick, though my one request for chili took a reminder to the bartender to get ready.

No surprises at Humperdinks. Expect a good selection of decent house beer and plenty of sports on TV.

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Photo of Junichi
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
2.95/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of cam12
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rrvaughan
2.65/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 2

The food here is typical pub fare, nothing special, the beer selection although wide, was primarily limited to mega-breweries, very few local beers available here.

Overall I would not recommend this place to a serious beer aficionado. It's a trendy place trying to take advantage of their location in a tourist area. I would compare it to Karl Strauss at Universal Studios Hollywood. Lame, lame, lame.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Decent sports bar with good food and decent beer. They have six beers on tap, from the water flavored Juan Moore Light to the pretty good Buttface Amber.

It's not someplace I'd seek out unless there was a game on or I happened to be in the neighborhood and craving a microbrew.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I stopped here a couple times while on vacation, since the options were limited by the ballpark and stadium. The place was very busy on both occasions. The first was right before a Rangers game, and the second came before the Michigan v alabama game. It had a great sports bar vibe. There are lots of tv's, and a shuttle ran to both the games I was attending making it convenient.

The service was quite adequate considering how busy it was. I sampled several of the in house brews. None of them stood out. On the second visit I did eat. I got shrimp tacos, and they were the most memorable food of my visit to the Dallas area. They were quite delicious.

I enjoyed the fact that they catered to Michigan fans, as well as 'bama. I heard the "Victors" a couple times and "In the Big House" so that made me a bit biased towards the atmosphere. I really enjoyed the environment and the food. I wouldn't go for the beer though.

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Photo of CampusCrew
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Fantastic sports bar that has shuttle service to the game. Best thing about this place it that its sports frendly. Beer Advocate and Foodie friendly, not so much.

The Big Horn brewing is decent. Nothing dazzling. I had a few red IPA's and they were solid B's. I also ordered a mirroe pond with a near date ending bottle. Wasn't fresh at all. Probably don't sell much there. I understand.

Food: It's normal bar food. It;s all good, but nothign innovative or great. it's good american pub food.

Overall, this is not a BA worthy place to go out of you way to get to. if you are goign to a game or watching sports, then that's a different story. It's fantastic for that! Nice clean and attractive looking sports bar. Huge too!

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Photo of dpkpr
3.98/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A - It is an above average sports bar atmosphere that actually plays the sound of the key game of the day, which is a big frustration for me (when you go to a sports bar and they play music, I go nuts). It is generally clean.

Q - Above average quality, but it isn't anything that has ever elicited a "wow." It's a good, solid experience all around.

S - Good service. The wait staff has never disappointed. They usually have a lot going on and they are able to manage a lot of people pretty well.

S - We stick pretty closely to their Amber and their version of IPA. They also have wheat beer and a knockoff of Dos Equis as well as stout. None of the beer is particularly great, but it is good.

F - The food ranges from okay to very good. It is not great, but I've never had anything bad, either. I will take consistently good over wild fluctuations in quality any day. Stick with the pub fair and you will be satisfied with a very good burger or fish taco.

V - Can be on the pricey side, but every Friday you can find a 2-for-1 coupon for a dinner entree in the FW Star-Telegram. On Sundays, the beer is $2/pint, which can't be beat.

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Photo of escotico
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I've been in Arlington, TX for over 20 years, and have been in Humperdinks many times for many occasions. I love to brew and therefore love to critique other homebrews and microbrews. Not my thing for Friday/Sat nights - insanely crowded last few times and resultant slow service, though you can't blame the staff. I love sampling there beers - especially seasonals. Now having said that...the last time I went in and asked for the Belgian seasonal (Dubbel style), they served me up a hefy. When I asked about it, I got a git of an argument. He poured another "sampler" glass and showed me which tap it came from. I'll be damned if he didn't serve me another friggin hefy! He said he was not allowed to taste to confirm, but stood by his guns that he had just served me a dubbel. The hotty sitting next to me took a sip and agreed with me. I could not convince the stubborn and now not so friendly barkeep that the keg was on the wrong tap. Oh well, I guess it's a good thing I like hefy's! Sure would like to try that illusive Belgian though...

When I asked if I could see the brewery, I was curtly told "that's why we have a giant window in front of it" - he walked away, which implied to me in a fairly crappy manner that they don't like tours. Also, they have an awesome deal on "to go" half-gallons of beer...what they fail to tell you is that you have approximately 2 hours to drink it before it goes flat.

Generally speaking, the food and wait service is good if you go during non-peak hours/days. Just don't expect much from the bar or brewmaster-who can not be summoned to save your life!


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Photo of positiverpr
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

addison location seems to be dying. no seasonal on tap. food and service were ok. i had the ipa which was horribly oxidized and tasted sour from line or less-likely infection. i was never impressed with the beer and i hate to slam any brewpub- but i wont be back or to any of their locations. reminds me of a circa 1995 brewpub chain beer. the place was nearly empty except for the few nursing home residents that were apparantly dropped off. it makes me mad because one beer like that for someone just trying craft beer can turn them off.

sorry, this was supposed to be the place on belt line in addison

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Photo of pwsoldier
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A - I was with a rowdy military group, so the drinking experience could have been better, but overall I'd say the atmosphere was pretty decent. More flashy than most brewpubs I've been to, but not overly so.

Q - Clean, well-maintained, and the lighting seemed about right. Music wasn't too loud and they had pleny of TV screens for sports fans.

S - Excellent service. Our waitress was constantly coming over to check on us. I personally was getting my drinks from the bar (habit), and the bartenders were very attentative and knowledgable.

S - Good selection of food and a decent collection of brewed-on-premise beers. Most of the ones I sampled were quite good. The Hefe and Oktoberfest in particular stood out. The porter and IPA were both exceptional. The only one that kinda disappointed me was the amber.

F - Much better than most other brewpubs I've been to. They have a great selection of premium burgers and pizza, plus a plethora of other tempting menu items.

V - Kinda pricey, but you get your money's worth.

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Photo of 2LBrew
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

I was on my way to The Texas Rangers vs. Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles game when I remember a friend on mine mentioning this place called Big Horns. I ended up searching on my GPS for places to go and grab a bite to eat and a drink or two before the game. Humperdinks pops up and I thought it sounded interesting. Upon showing up, I see that Big Horn Brewery is either the one brewing the beer, or this is their site. I did not have time to find out, as the waited did not seem all that psyched up about beer, and I was late to getting to the game. I got a Total Disorder Porter and Buttface amber Ale with my Turkey Melt. Both were refreshing and decent examples of their styles. They had lots and lots of TV's, the bar area was packed (this is where I sat at) and the service was decent. I would go back if I went to a game again, but not make a special trip out there if I was staying in Dallas.

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Photo of schoolcb
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Humperdinks is located off of 360 by Six Flags and close to Ranger stadium (it is customary to stop by Dinks after a game and have a pint or two). Atmosphere is great, they have TV's all over the place so you can catch the sports action. Food is ok, nothing to write home about although it hits the spot. Service is ok, sometimes better than others. The beer is above average and the real reason I visit. Alan Sparkman makes a fantastic Heffeweizen, one of my favorite styles and one that keeps me coming back to Humperdinks. That's not the only brew he makes, and certainly not the only good one on tap, just happens to be my favorite. If you are in the area it is worth a trip over!

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Photo of skillerified
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Overall, Humperdink's is generally an average dining experience. You get average food served in an average way with average music playing and your typical average selection of sports on the average number of teevees (for a sports bar that is). The beer, well, it might be slightly better than average. It's nice to see a Porter on the menu, the IPA is decent and the seasonals do seem to rotate fairly regularly, although they seem completely incapable of advertising this fact. The thing that's not average about Humperdink's, unfortunately, is the price. I find it hard to regularly justify spending $50 on a meal and drinks for two when you can have roughly the same experience at a Chili's for half that. That sort of relgates Humperdink's to a place we go at someone else's suggestion, but without complaining when it's suggested.

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Photo of mudhoney
4.47/5  rDev +30.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Great brewpub!
I went there following a very long visit to Six Flags and was parched and hungry and this place hit the spot.
Their IPA is remarkable.
The atmosphere is very cozy and kinda dark.
The food selection although a bit pricey was excellent.
I had a patty melt and my daughter had the baby back ribs.
The food was served promptly, and the beer never went dry.
I wish I had come on a day when I hadn't been so exhausted and could spend more time. Looks like a good place to watch a game or play some pool as well as enjoy some good microbrews.

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Photo of LiquidBreadMan
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Located within a stone's throw of Six Flags' Judge Roy Scream rollercoaster, Humperdinks has done a good job with keeping the theme park continuity. There is plenty of neon and they spared no expense on props (such as the brew tank outside). Inside, there are plenty of nooks and crannies, but it also feels somewhat open. Our table was in plain view of the kitchen, in which they moved around at a very quick pace.

Upon entering the establishment, we were greeted by what could have been a deaf-mute hostess. Or else she had just found out about her cheating boyfriend and was in no mood to talk or ask questions like "How many?" or "Smoking or Non?". In fact, she stared at us for about 10 seconds before I finally giggled at the situation and told her we wanted to be seated. She was definitely not hostess material. ---- Our server was extremely nice, but he evidently had his mind on other things, because he took his time on his rounds and didn't bring what we asked for on two occasions.
When it was all said and done, I tipped him 15% -- excluding the lackluster beer and tax. This is my way of saying he didn't cut the mustard, but that I liked him.

Thank goodness for the excellent quality of the food here. For an appetizer, we had the fresh potato chips with sour cream and onion dip. I was impressed. Our entrees were identical -- a seafood platter with lightly battered cod, cajun breaded shrimp, and crab cakes. The cod was average and probably out of a box. The shrimp was among the best I've had in a long time, cooked perfectly with a light crispy breading. The crab cakes were heavy on the crab, definitely not cheap, and some of the best either of us have tasted in recent years. -- Each dinner came with cole slaw, fries and the regular seafood condiments.

As mentioned, the house beer was not the greatest. And what made it worse was that our server told me that a lot of people have had the same concerns I did. I want to know why Forrest Gump didn't bother to tell me that *before* he served it? Or he could have offered me a sampler.

Truth of the matter is, I'll probably go back to Humperdinks when it comes time to go to Six Flags with the kids next season. The food was quite good for a chain-type place. But I'll probably be drinking the root beer when I go back.

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Humperdinks Brewpub (Arlington) in Arlington, TX
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