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: BVery (13) | Taps: 76 | Bottles: 300+


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Beer Available At The Happy Gnome (arranged by most recent)
Moa St Josephs Tripel 89, Stillwater Existent 94, B. Nektar Zombie Killer 98, Four Daughters Loon Juice Hard Cider , Clown Shoes Ride The Lion 95, Odell Dr. Acula 89, Surly Cultivate Dandelion Saison , Indeed Double Day Tripper 87, Castle Danger American Strong Ale , Milk & Honey Ciders American Heirloom Cider 2013 , Castle Danger Red Hop Rising IPA , Summit Unchained 16 Herkulean Woods Lager 72, 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 56, Deschutes Black Butte XXVI 98, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc 98, Left Hand Safety Round 3
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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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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Keil  (1) Denver, Colorado | November 24, 2010
Incredible food. Incredible taps. They had three years of Three Philo on tap. I went on Sunday and they had $3 10oz pours of Great Divide Hercules. Not to mention the others. They clean their lines EVERY Monday so on Sunday they discount beers to move it while itís fresh and maintain their actual lines. These are the people you want owning a bar.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
ryanfolty  (204) Bourbon County, Minnesota | July 8, 2011| Updated July 19, 2012
Great selection, got the pizza which was good but not great, knowledgeable staff. They always have hard to find beers, though sometimes it can get a bit pricey.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
conciergeman  (2) Minnesota | July 11, 2010
Great place. A go-to for a good night out to try something new. Check out the patio on a nice summer day, gorgeous
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
BVery  (447) Burnsville, Minnesota | January 12, 2009| Updated February 11, 2013
My favorite place to go for beers. Terrific selection of great beers, very knowledgable and helpful staff, great patio in the summer. A little pricey, but worth it. And flights are now available, but Fíing outrageously priced.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ManvsCity  (24) Redmond, Washington | September 1, 2013
My new benchmark for gastro pub type restaurants. Sat at the bar on a busy August Saturday night. Bartender was prompt and knowledgable about the food menu for the night, and about the many styles of beer on tap. I focused on Belgian and sour beers to accompany a salad and the chefís charcuterie platter (delicious!), and had many options to choose from: Rodenbock Grand Cru, a Bellís sour mash, and Duvel all on tap. Big windows onto a quiet street of shops. Lots of wood on the interior. Bustling kitchen. The place has the ambiance of a very popular neighborhood treasure - all tables were full and noisy, inside and outside - and there was a wedding party going on upstairs.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Strebs  (167) St. Louis, Missouri | July 10, 2014
Food was great, beer was great, and the service was great. That it was all made available in an exceedingly comfortable and casual setting made visiting The Happy Gnome a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JFParnell  (27) Washington | September 6, 2014
Stopped here on a tour of University of Minnesota with my daughter. Had to wait for a table, but it was worth it. Killer beer selection on tap, and the food is good. I really like the ambiance, and sitting outside on a warm summer evening was great.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rickhall28  (266) Parsippany, New Jersey | April 12, 2014
I was fortunate to visit this place a few weeks ago as a guest of some business associates who knew I liked craftbeer. Well the couldnít have picked a better place to introduce me to the MSP craft beer scene. With 76 taps this place is amazing...especially given all the local craft beer featured that I cannot access back in NJ/NY. The place is large on two floors with a dark wood theme. There are bars and taps on both floors (depending on what you order the server has to go to a different floor to get your beer). I found the staff extremely friendly (after 4 days in the MSP area I realize friendliness is a given in these parts!)...as well as helpful and informative. As others have said...the food here is great...I would say gastropub quality. Overall The Gnome is a must visit on any travels through the MSP area...and also a very enjoyable place for those who arenít necessarily into craft beers.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
porlopp  (13) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 9, 2011
The first "splurge" I made after coming here was to take a trip here. Their beer and whiskey list is (for a restaurant) pretty outstanding. The food is QUITE delish, and it has a great patio area. I have had nothing but nice, earnest servers, and on the one occasion that I had the chance to visit the upstairs area I was pretty impressed by the swankiness. This place has got swag, Sir.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
BitterPoet  (5) Minneapolis, Minnesota | January 4, 2006
Finally got around to checking this place out. I went on a Monday afternoon, having the day off. As I was one of only a few people there, the service was great. I would have to re-rate on a busier night. The selection is everythng a beer geek, I mean enthusiast, would want. For me, on a day like this, the ability to enjoy a fine cigar is a big plus. They seem to have installed some nice ionizers, so even with other smokers, it wasnít a problem. I will go there again, at an off time, to enjoy another fine beer (in proper glassware) and another fine cigar.

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