The Happy Gnome | Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The Happy Gnome
World Class based on 89 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: deyholla (19) | Taps: 76 | Bottles: 300+


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Beer Available At The Happy Gnome (arranged by most recent)
Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday 99, Destihl Amra Mango IPA 87, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Oskar Blues Different Stiles 81, Rush River Scenic Pale Ale , Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity 87, Alpine Beer Company Captain Stout 92, Crazy Mountain Blue Ox , Pryes Miraculum 58, Big Sky Pygmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA 46, Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Calling IPA 98, Ommegang Joemmegang 87, Elgoods Coolship Lambic #2 , Ballast Point Indra Kunindra 94, Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - Idaho 7 95, Square Mile Spur & Vine Hopped Apple Cider 77, Clown Shoes Itasca Loonidragon 87, Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Chai Spiced 95, 3 Sheeps Hello My Name is Joe 97, Door County Biere De Seigle Rye Farmhouse Ale 78
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89 reviews for The Happy Gnome
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  81%
 Selection  89%
 Food  83%
 Value  69%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 11/20
WisconsinBeer  (10) St. Paul, Minnesota | February 8, 2009
Nice comfortable cozy place to enjoy a beer. Food menu is solid, but itís more upscale so it can be pricey at times. Service is attentive and friendly. Amazing selection of craft beers but...... Iíve been here a number of times and had problems with the beers. Beers will be flat, skunked, and off in general. If they could resolve the tap issues it would be great, until then Iíll go down the street to Muddy Pig where Iíve NEVER had a problem with any of the tap beers.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
BVery  (525) Plymouth, 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.
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.

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