The Happy Gnome | Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The Happy Gnome
World Class based on 88 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 (15) | Taps: 76 | Bottles: 300+


The Happy Gnome

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Beer Available At The Happy Gnome (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point Indra Kunindra 95, Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - Idaho 7 95, Square Mile Spur & Vine Hopped Apple Cider 80, Clown Shoes Itasca Loonidragon 84, Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Chai Spiced 94, 3 Sheeps Hello My Name is Joe 97, Door County Biere De Seigle Rye Farmhouse Ale 73, Indeed Wooden Soul #2 - Sour Blond , Badger Hill Traitor IPA 47, Fulton The Expat Saison 54, Pryes Miraculum 49, Deschutes Black Butte Porter - Cherry Bark & Vanilla Bean , Bad Weather Belgian Abbey Ominous , Bad Weather Ominous - Coffee , Rush River Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged , Alaskan Pilot Series: Imperial Rye 93, Virtue Lapinette 93, Empyrean Carpe Brewem Nibbed in the Barrel Oatmeal Stout 51, Summit Unchained 18 Hop Silo Double IPA 97, Third Street Spotlight India Pale Ale 56
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88 reviews for The Happy Gnome
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  81%
 Selection  89%
 Food  83%
 Value  70%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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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  (97) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi  (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | June 26, 2007
The eyecandy was nice here. Lots of taps and bottles. Thereís a bar and patio out back. Very quaint and hopping at the same time. I would go there often if the place existed in Milwaukee. The crowd is young! Yay! Barkeeps were a little slow at times.
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 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.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
BDR  (61) Roseville, Minnesota | March 22, 2007| Updated March 26, 2012
Nice ambiance and good food. Nice selection of taps as well as well as some good bottled selections.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
incutrav  (3) Woodbury, Minnesota | March 16, 2007
The happy G nome is the palce to be for the finest selection of brews! All the surly, some rougues, tons of taps, prices are probably a little steep but most beers you cant get anywhere else. The best beer bar in the midwest!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
undsioux7  (12) Eden Prairie, Minnesota | December 2, 2006
Just a really nice place to go and hang out. The bar is big and there is a little area right in front of the taps that is a nice place to sit. Will certainly go there again.

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