Humperdinks has closed all of its restaurants in North Texas.

Humperdinks has closed all of its restaurants in North Texas.

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A sip of Dallas history has slipped away with the shuttering of Humperdinks Brewpub's last two restaurants in North Texas. The first one opened in North Texas 43 years ago, in 1976.

Humperdinks was a beer pioneer in Dallas-Fort Worth. The company brewed beer since the mid-'90s, during a Dallas brewpub boom that Humperdinks survived — while others like Routh Street Brewery and Copper Tank Brewery didn't. Humperdinks continued to operate as a brewpub, persisting through a craft-beer drought. The scene finally took off in North Texas in 2012. 

Humperdinks served many beers over many years. Its remaining locations hung on, until now.

For brunch on Mother's Day, Humperdinks advertised this Monte Cristo sandwich. With each brunch entree purchase, moms received a free mimosa or glass of Champagne. 

For brunch on Mother's Day, Humperdinks advertised this Monte Cristo sandwich. With each brunch entree purchase, moms received a free mimosa or glass of Champagne. 

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The company filed for bankruptcy in February 2019, according to documents from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.

The most recent Humperdinks restaurants that closed, in mid July 2019, were in Arlington (near Six Flags Over Texas) and Dallas (near Interstate 35E and Northwest Highway). A third Humperdinks, the 40-year stalwart on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, closed in early 2019. Before that, the 30-year-old brewpub in Addison closed in May 2017. 

Over the years, the company grew to 8 restaurants in North Texas.

Some Humperdinks were fancier than others, like the "seafood and chop house" in Las Colinas that our critic handed 3 stars for food, service and atmosphere in 1997. The restaurant menus were wide ranging, from pizza to nachos to burgers to steaks. Humperdinks regularly hosted special menus or events on holidays.

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Representatives at Humperdinks have chosen not to comment on the closures. Arlington Voice suggests that new development Texas Live took away from Humperdinks' ability to thrive. A sign on Humperdinks' Arlington storefront says "closed today for maintenance," but we have confirmed it won't reopen.

Humperdinks' website has been taken down.

Company officials didn't offer parting words for the last two Humperdinks, but here's what Cyndi Marton, service and sales manager for Humperdinks, said in 2017 of the Addison restaurant's closure: 

"It always felt like home to me."

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