The Happy Gnome | Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The Happy Gnome
World Class based on 85 ratings
Type: Bar

498 Selby Ave.
Saint Paul, Minnesota United States 55102 [ print map ]
651 287 2018

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Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-1am, Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Sun 10am-12am


Mayor: gopherfan99 (13) | Taps: 76 | Bottles: 300+


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Beer Available At The Happy Gnome (arranged by most recent)
Odell Dr. Acula 90, Surly Cultivate Dandelion Saison , Clown Shoes Ride The Lion 95, Indeed Double Day Tripper 88, Castle Danger American Strong Ale , Milk & Honey Ciders American Heirloom Cider 2013 , Castle Danger Red Hop Rising IPA , Summit Unchained 16 Herkulean Woods Lager , Bemidji Dry-Hopped Saison , Kinney Creek Abyss Oatmeal Stout , De Proefbrouwerij Sour Barrel #1 , 2 Towns Made Marion Marionberry Cider , Goose Island Devon Ave. Ale 55, Deschutes Black Butte XXVI 98, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc 98, Left Hand Safety Round 3 , Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA 98, Local Option Sweet Leif 79, Local Option Dampf Loc - Neue Welt Hefe Gerste 75, Two Brothers Irritated Koala 87
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85 reviews for The Happy Gnome
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  80%
 Selection  89%
 Food  82%
 Value  69%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
jezebel  (1) , | March 16, 2013
A bit more sophisticated and much care given to the customer. I was impressed with the beer selection on tap and in the bottle and was much more impressed with the whiskey menu. The food was amazing, much better than I expected. The menu was modern and a nice variety without being afraid to do daring things. I went to heaven while eating my short rib dinner and beet salad. The bartender even let us pick our own 5 beers for a custom flight. My favorite of the night was the Somersby cider.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
csaso  (155) Missouri | January 31, 2013
Great cozy little place with a great beer selection. Lots of MN and WI beers plus other top quality ones from around the country and Belgium. Food is also awesome, having the Wild Boar Meatloaf now. Definitely will be back next time I'm in the area.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
camborne  (14) Hopkins, Minnesota | January 30, 2013
Most Craft taps in Mn. Good food always helps
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho  (224) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 14, 2013
Re-rate: Two of my original gripes have been rectified; I wonít take credit this time, no more smoking and an awesome outdoor patio. The tap selection is also expanded and dirty tap line issues that plagued them early on are a distant memory. Food menu is fit for foodies, and is unique. Bar seating is limited so during the Winter when the patio is shut down good luck finding a place to sit unless you plan to eat in the dining room. One of the top 5 tap lists in the Twin Cities, and perhaps even top 1-2. Original: This place is brand new, having opened in early December. It is owned by the same folks that own the Muddy Pig, just down the street. The decision to start another beer bar so close to another one you own is a little strange, but it makes for a very convenient 1-2 punch for good beer lovers and of course expands the variety that can be served between the two places. The one big negative is that smoking is allowed. Hopefully they have an outdoor patio planned so that those of us that want to live past our 60ís can enjoy beer safely. The draft and bottle selections are staggering and appear to be fluid. They were out of the Hair of the Dog Doggy Claws (which I later that evening had at Barley Johnís) but they did have Hair of the Dog Fred on tap, which was exquisite. Nice interior other than the smoke haze. A few of the offerings that were available, Tap: Bellís Two Hearted, Rogue Brutal Bitter, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Val Dieu Winter, Delirium Tremens, Rush River Winter Warmer, etc.; Bottle: Bellís Wheat series, Victory Hop Wallop & Prima Pils, Rogue Shakespeare Stout, Orval, Duvel, Chimay trio, Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, Yeti Imperial Stout & Fresh Hop Pale Ale, Rockies Mojo, Avery Hog Heaven, etc. 4,8,14,8,n/a,17
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
cards04  (104) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013
Easily the best beer bar Iíve ever been to. Tonnes of great taps, good food, what more can I say that hasnít been said already. Canít wait to go back.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn  (3) Wisconsin | December 29, 2012
Cool building and atmosphere. Super nice bartenders. Wings were pretty good. Nice beer selection.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron  (107) Arizona | December 25, 2012
Big beer menu, impossible to not find something you would like/want. I was impressed with the selection. Quick service. Dry rubbed wings were excellent.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
northropfrye  (184) Steinbach, Manitoba | November 13, 2012
This is a fantastic beer bar in St. Paul. Not only do they have 70+ taps of diverse selection of (mostly American) craft beers, but the food is also fantastic. Try the duck burger..and poutine (only place in the US Iíve seen it).
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen  (232) Charlotte, North Carolina | September 20, 2012
Visited the Happy Gnome while in town for the weekend. Happy Gnome has a very nice selection of tap beers. Around 40 taps, with a mixture of Minnesota breweries and national breweries.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Boesky  (44) Galesburg, Illinois | September 7, 2012
Great neighborhood pub. Extensive selection of craft beer. Prices a bit on the high side, but thatís not unexpected given the íhood. Didnít sample the food, but it looked well-prepared and interesting.

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