The Happy Gnome | Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The Happy Gnome
World Class based on 87 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 (16) | Taps: 76 | Bottles: 300+


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Beer Available At The Happy Gnome (arranged by most recent)
Keweenaw Reefd Main Pale Ale , Triporteur Wild & Funky 39, Boulder Beer Fryed Dry Hopped Rye Pale Ale 60, Founders Backstage Series #11: Big Lushious 99, Deschutes Hop Trip 97, Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 1: Foreign Stout 97, Third Street Rise To The Top Cream Ale 49, Grand Teton Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse 50, Goose Island The Muddy Imperial Stout 92, Steel Toe Douglas CDA 96, Indeed Day Tripper Pale Ale 98, Steel Toe Dissent Dark Ale 96, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Choklat 100, Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout 98, Milwaukee Brewing Sasquash 72, Moa St Josephs Tripel 88, Stillwater Existent 94, B. Nektar Zombie Killer 98, Four Daughters Loon Juice Hard Cider , Clown Shoes Ride The Lion 96
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87 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 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben  (94) 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | November 28, 2006
Visited in early October and had dinner as well as a couple of nice pints (Rogue Imperial Porter, Summit 20th Anniv). Ambiance different in the front barroom and back seating area...the back is somewhat bland cheap light wood, a bit 60s-ish I thought, but the more we sat it grew on me, very midwestern-supper club; the front bar is a bit more eclectic and interesting. Food was a surprise, really outstanding with lots of local ingredients and quite eclectic. Not many cities where youíd have a better time than to hit this place and itís sister The Muddy Pig just a couple of blocks away...

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