The Happy Gnome | Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The Happy Gnome
World Class based on 84 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)
Local Option Dampf Loc - Neue Welt Hefe Gerste 75, Two Brothers Irritated Koala 86, Local Option Bourbon Barrel Aged Kentucky Common 89, New Belgium Hop Kitchen #6 / Odell FOCOllaboration Pale Ale 95, Clown Shoes Space Cake 99, Tin Whiskers Short Circuit Stout , New Holland Dragonís Milk Reserve with Toasted Chilies 94, Lift Bridge Export Milk Stout , Bells Hell Hath No Fury 96, Lakefront Fixed Gear 88, Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 98, Surly Schadenfreude 81, Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam 98, Crazy Mountain Gorilla, Youíre A Desperado India Brown Ale , Stiegl Pils 30, Bent Paddle Trail Series # 1: Paddle Break Blonde , New Belgium Lips of Faith - Gruit 87, Sierra Nevada Weizenbock 96, Deschutes Not The Stoic 98, Surly Pentagram 98
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84 reviews for The Happy Gnome
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  80%
 Selection  89%
 Food  82%
 Value  69%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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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!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben  (91) Blaine, Minnesota | June 26, 2007
The best beer bar in the metro. The bar will get crowded as the place is not exactly a secret. Nice patio for the summertime. Very extensive tap and bottle lists that change often. They open a cask ale on Thursdays and tend to be hosts to local brewers that are releasing a new beer. Iíve only eaten here once and, while expensive, it was delicious.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
maniac  (98) Baltimore, Maryland | June 26, 2007
RBSG 2007 Pub Crawl. Fairly sizeable bar which was drawing a fairly large crowd, but we managed to find a spot at the bar. A very nice tap selection including several Surly brews on cask. Bottle selection seemed excellent as well.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy  (86) Columbus, Ohio | June 26, 2007
Iíll second 1FastSTi on the...err, scenery. Great tap list there, didnít get a chance to look at the bottle list however, though the vintage beers in the parking lot were far superior.

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