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 95, 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 86, 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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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm  (68) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | January 25, 2006
I have been there twice now as I was very impressed the first time I felt driven to come back agagin just to make sure the great food wasnít a fluke. Lenghty selection of brews and the owner was more than happy to talk beer for almost 20 minutes.They have a keg of Batch 7000 waiting to be tapped.Did I mention Oak Aged Yeti in a bomber?? Or Kasteel Brune on tap???
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
wilnatp  (24) Minnesota | May 17, 2012
Sometimes a bit pricey and the food is okay, but they have good events a great selection.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
mistersinalin  (24) St. Paul, Minnesota | May 1, 2007
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
hellomynameis  (30) Mayer, Minnesota | October 1, 2006
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel  (32) Rochester, Minnesota | August 7, 2006
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
RagallachMC  (30) Cleveland, Ohio | April 11, 2007
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.
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn  (3) Wisconsin | December 29, 2012
Cool building and atmosphere. Super nice bartenders. Wings were pretty good. Nice beer selection.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 18/20
akysylyczyn  (8) , Minnesota | March 26, 2009
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
TaydaTot  (3) Minnesota | March 30, 2009
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.

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