The bar, itself, is a pretty typical dive bar. It's a family/ work gathering friendly tavern. If you're expecting pretentious and showy, you may find yourself disappointed. What you will find is great portions at great prices! The specials are unbeatable, which might account for part of its reputation alone; but the bar-staff is pretty incredible too. Hambone's is easily one of my favorite bars to grab a seat at the bar or out in the dining room to just enjoy a local band.
All of the bartenders were really nice to our group, and I LOVE that there's no smoking! My friends were excited to know that they had two choices as to where to go to smoke. They could go out front or they could take their drinks out back.
For the overall quality, selection of drafts and bottles, perfectly mixed drinks and the affordability of this long running establishment, you cannot beat Hambones.