United States > Minnesota > Saint Paul
Beer Available At The Happy Gnome (arranged by most recent)
Indeed Derailed #5 - Rum King 85, New Holland Barrel Aged Blue Sunday 13 (2010 - * ) 98, Surly Asator Viking IPA , Indeed Derailed #6 - BE Cherry , Destihl Antiquity Rye Wine 90, Destihl Tenebrous Black RyePA , Destihl Wild Sour Series: Gose , Brash Texas Exile 98, Lucid BFD 2013: Stout , Clown Shoes Genghis Pecan Pie Porter 93, Grand Teton Coming Home Holiday Ale 2013 71, Crazy Mountain Lawyers, Guns and Money 60, Ter Doolen (Dolen) Kriek 16, North Coast Old Stock Ale 99, Indeed Derailed #4 - Sage Coach 48, Odell Wellspring 92, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Third Street Jackíd Up Autumn Ale 37, Boom Island Hoodoo Dubbel 82, Clown Shoes Very Angry Beast 99
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mistersinalin (24) St. Paul, Minnesota | May 1, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This place has a nice bar and a great patio. If you want to enjoy the great outdoors, you will give up some service and beer knowledge as the servers are not as attentive or as knowledgeable as the bartenders. The beer list is great for taps (rotated often) and bottles. The prices are a bit high but somehow worth it as the beers are fresh and uncommon. A $13 venison burger seemed steep but was quite good and far from ordinary. Homemade fries and homemade catsup (I think) really made a difference. The great neighborhood feel keeps me coming back as well. Not far from downtown St. Paul it is worth a stop.
hellomynameis (30) Mayer, Minnesota | October 1, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I quite enjoyed this place. great atomosphere on the outside patio, especially for an October night. The service I can only rate as average as they were super nice, but seemed incapabale of being quick. It was pretty quite overall and the selection of beers was stellar. The food as also great, but the menu was sparse. This is one more reason for me to like St. paul a bit more.
tennisjoel (32) Rochester, Minnesota | August 7, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Good place. I went here with JK. Great beer selection compared to most places. I didnít order food but the menu looked appetizing. A little pricey, but, what do you expect to pay when ordering Rochefort, Storm King, Hog Heaven, many other quality brews. My only complaint was that they didnít have Surly Furious which I have been waiting to try. Sounds like they had it before but not now. I did get to try the Surly Cynicale, a solid saison however.
RagallachMC (30) Cleveland, Ohio | April 11, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Cool looking bar upfront with a more ífamily styleí section in the back for dining. I was with family, so to the back we went. Service was friendly, but didnít seem to know a whole lot about their beer list. Selection was pretty good with a nice selection of locals on tap with some good national/global choices thrown in too. Their bottle list was nice, as well. Didnít eat, but their menu looked good and the food I saw looked nice. Overall, if I lived nearby, I would be here all the time. Great bar.
maniac (98) Baltimore, Maryland | June 26, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
MarinEvelyn (3) Wisconsin | December 29, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool building and atmosphere. Super nice bartenders. Wings were pretty good. Nice beer selection.
akysylyczyn (8) , Minnesota | March 26, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 18/20
I love all the beer on tap but sometimes they donít update the list so I donít always get what I want. The food is very good but pricey and so is the beer. Overall I good place to go and hang out and have a few beers.
TaydaTot (3) Minnesota | March 30, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve only been here twice so far but I have to say both experiences have been great. The selection they have on tap is wonderful. They even had Surly Darkness in March. I hear sometimes they have problems with the taps and Iím canít say whether that is true or not but I did have a Surly Mild it it tasted gross, hopefully not how it was supposed too. It is more expensive but the fact that they have an amazing tap selection and an even more incredibly extensive bottle selection makes it worth it. I like the food too. Thereís lots of butter in everything but it goes well with beer.
tyler_mn (67) SLP, Minnesota | September 14, 2007| Updated September 15, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
beertime (2) Minnesota | February 25, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I took the day off and went on a beer bar tour and started at The Happy Gnome. I also wanted to find out where the new beer tastings where. There was a decent selection of tap handles (18 I believe) and a nice selection of bottles. Surly,Rogue, Victory, Bells, Avery, and a Delirium Tremens are a few on draft. Service was great and bartender knew alot about beer. There is not alot to the menu as far as options but my appetizer was very good. A little on the spendy side $5-8 for drafts but you get what you pay for. I would go back. Looking forward to the Victory tasting.
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