The Happy Gnome | Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The Happy Gnome
World Class based on 90 ratings
Type: Bar

498 Selby Ave.
Saint Paul, Minnesota United States 55102 [ print map ]
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Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-1am, Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Sun 10am-12am

Mayor: deyholla (19) | Taps: 76 | Bottles: 300+

The Happy Gnome

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Beer Available At The Happy Gnome (arranged by most recent)
Summit Unchained 19 Make It So ESB 94, Verzet Oud Bruin 94, Rodenbach Grand Cru 99, De Proefbrouwerij / Left Hand Wekken Sour 97, Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA 100, Indeed Derailed #12 - Blueberry Mosaic Pale Ale 60, Fulton Garage Series 5: Batch 300 90, Lift Bridge Farm Girl Belgian Saison 70, Grand Teton Sour Grand Saison 93, Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Calling IPA 98, Bent Paddle Bent Hop Golden IPA 96, Bent Paddle Lollygagger Pale Ale 83, Steel Toe Size 7 IPA 95, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Surly Simpsonís Scottish 55, Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday 99, Destihl Amra Mango IPA 93, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Oskar Blues Different Stiles 67, Rush River Scenic Pale Ale
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90 reviews for The Happy Gnome
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  81%
 Selection  89%
 Food  83%
 Value  69%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
tripel_trouble  (7) Houston, Texas | May 24, 2012
I love the Happy Gnome. This is the single best gastropub I have ever been to. I came here over Christmas break three years ago from Houston, and I simply cannot find another place like it. The selection, atmosphere, service are all things that I want to find in Houston, yet always wind up falling short. I havenít tried the food, but when I go back, I will make sure I do.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
burgy  (15) Minnetonka, Minnesota | February 15, 2012| Updated October 19, 2012
The Happy Gnome is the perfect pub style, beer centric place! Plus they have great food and Firken Fest! This is the place beer drinkers go to drink unique brew and have great food and times with friends.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
bobbypaulson  (37) Fergus Falls, Minnesota | March 24, 2011| Updated March 25, 2011
This place is Great!!!! Iíve been there three times and it is my wife and Iís date place everytime we go down to the twin cities. The slection is great and if they donít have something you like on tap they have a ton of bottles to choose from. The food is equally as great. Itís hard not to drop over $100 dollar at this place, but it is so worth it. The servers are extremely nice and knowledgable. I recommend this place to everyone in the area!!!!!!!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
LexLuthor  (3) California | March 26, 2011| Updated March 31, 2011
What the hell? This place is not rated world class? Oh, thatís wrong, just wrong. Iíve frequented places that carry a world class rating in ratebeer e.g. the Trappist in Oakland, CA and Papago Brewery in Scottsdale, AZ. Now, these bars are terrific, but honestly, The Happy Gnome smokes íem with a selection, service and ambiance trifecta! I didnít try the food. Like I cared. They were pulling Great Divide Oak Aged Choc. Yeti and Left Hand Milk Stout and New Holland Dragonís Milk. The fellahs behind the bar slid samples our way all evening long. Hey, whatís up with the sleepwalker who rated the selection 9/15? This place has 70 craft beer taps and over 400 bottles! Itís stout-o-rama and belgian ale a go-go with multiple representatives of about any style in between. This, my friends, is a world class joint.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
gopherfan99  (109) , Croatia | November 5, 2011
I love this place. They have a large selection of beers and even keep a seasonal keg in the basement to serve off season. The food is excellent but it can get to be an expensive night pretty quickly.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
mickeyoreilly  (1) | March 12, 2010
My favorite place to drink beer. Especially out on the patio in the summer. Great selection 70 taps + 200 plus bottles= Good times! The food is great, and you have to try the cheese. They also have many events throughout the year like Firkin Fest!
incutrav  (3) Woodbury, Minnesota | March 16, 2007
The happy G nome is the palce to be for the finest selection of brews! All the surly, some rougues, tons of taps, prices are probably a little steep but most beers you cant get anywhere else. The best beer bar in the midwest!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 20/20
Dudeski  (3) Hugo, Minnesota | November 16, 2010
Really,you canít find a much better selection than this. Top notch brews through and through.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
adnielsen  (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | April 8, 2011
Very cool atmosphere and an incredible beer list including many cellared beers. I tried Avery 14 which was over three years old as well as a couple of local beers. Easily one of the top five best beer bars Iíve ever visited.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Smudge  (13) St. Paul, Minnesota | February 4, 2011
I love this place. They always have Great Divide on tap which I LOVE. Itís also awesome that they do beer dinners upstairs. When I have friends come to town I always take them to The Happy Gnome and they are always in aww of the amazing selection of beer there.

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