The Happy Gnome | Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The Happy Gnome
World Class based on 87 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 (16) | Taps: 76 | Bottles: 300+


The Happy Gnome

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Beer Available At The Happy Gnome (arranged by most recent)
Keweenaw Reefd Main Pale Ale , Triporteur Wild & Funky 39, Boulder Beer Fryed Dry Hopped Rye Pale Ale 60, Founders Backstage Series #11: Big Lushious 99, Deschutes Hop Trip 97, Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 1: Foreign Stout 97, Third Street Rise To The Top Cream Ale 49, Grand Teton Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse 50, Goose Island The Muddy Imperial Stout 92, Steel Toe Douglas CDA 96, Indeed Day Tripper Pale Ale 98, Steel Toe Dissent Dark Ale 96, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Choklat 100, Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout 98, Milwaukee Brewing Sasquash 72, Moa St Josephs Tripel 88, Stillwater Existent 94, B. Nektar Zombie Killer 98, Four Daughters Loon Juice Hard Cider , Clown Shoes Ride The Lion 96
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87 reviews for The Happy Gnome
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  81%
 Selection  89%
 Food  83%
 Value  70%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
tdaglow  (6) Minnesota | October 23, 2008
Amazing food, good service(sometimes), and a beer list that makes me cry. Plus a fire pit in the back. Go, eat, drink, and donít worry about the bill. Donít be put off if the service isnít great and try at least one cheese plate.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
mnoutdoors  (11) Allover, Wisconsin | October 8, 2008
Very nice looking palce...awesome selection of good beer..Southern tier pumking was outstanding.food is a little pricey but worth it. Will definitely be back.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | September 21, 2008
We happened to stop by during a festival weekend (beer, then whiskey etc.), so there was a tent outside in addition to the indoor bar, seating, and the pleasant patio outside. Lots of Surly, Summit, and other local beers on tap (SurlyFest, Bender, Furious, etc.) and a good, if eclectic, selection of bottles. Got to try Tyranena Scurvy and SurlyFest. Went there for brunch, and the omelette and homefries were excellent. Decent service, lots of available seating for brunch, and it seems like this is one of the must-visit spots in St. Paul.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
stankenk  (8) Maplewood, Minnesota | September 21, 2008
The Happy Gnome is a great place to have good food and enjoy some of the finest brews on tap and in the bottle. I plan to go back soon .
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
thejoeshow  (7) Saint Paul, Minnesota | May 25, 2008
This place is a beer lovers heaven! If you live in or plan to visit the Twin Cities, this place has to be on your agenda. They have the best beer selection around. Hands down. You can find everything from a Bourbon Barrel aged Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Porter on tap to the very beat in local fare pulled right from a firkin. The beer board is always changing, so visit often. And the staff is always pleasant plus very knowledgeable! They know their stuff. I also love the beer dinners. They are a steal @ $65 a plate, even if that seems a little spendy...well worth it! Two thumbs up!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
mattmc1973  (13) Sterling Heights, Michigan | May 6, 2008
Draught selection was incredible, and I had one of the best burgers Iíve ever had there!
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
grimreeser  (14) Minnesota | February 21, 2008
Heh, canít believe I havenít rated this place yet. Been here about a half dozen times. Nice looking place. Service is hit or miss, the bartenders donít seem overly attentive. Great tap selection, but they seem to have probs with dirty tap lines. Might want to ask for a sample first before you order. Food is decent, but rather expensive, not worth the money. Trendy place, but there are better options in the Cities.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
KAF  (100) Coralville, Iowa | January 20, 2008
Went here for a friends birthday party with the full intention of drinking some great beer. The menu however was one of, if not the, most overpriced beer menus I have ever seen. Even local beer was over priced. There were beers on the menu that I could have gone down the street to a liquor store and gotten it for $4.00 less (charged $5 for Viking)! The food was also very pricey and the portions you get are not worth the price you pay. $11.00 for a plain cheese burger! Maybe Iím cheap but that is a little ridiculous. The beer selection however is very nice and the atmosphere appeared to be laid back. The service was average. Again good selection of beer but very pricey. If youíre in the area go down the street to the Muddy Pig where they have more beer at better prices.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn  (67) SLP, Minnesota | September 14, 2007| Updated September 15, 2007
Went here on a Thursday afternoon, so my friend and I had the patio pretty much to ourselves... but what a patio! Excellent ambiance. I imagine that this place gets packed on summer evenings, but very a nice place to spend a chill (and chilly) afternoon. Probably one of the best tap and bottle selections in a bar in the Twin Cities. Didnít have any food, but the service was above average. Definitely recommended.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Immy  (110) Virginia Beach, | June 28, 2007
RBSG pub crawl. This is what a beer bar is all about! Quite crowded (nice eye candy) and for good reason - amazing tap selection, two Surly beers on cask and fair prices. Didnít try the food. Another must-see in Minny-St. Paul!

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