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+


The Happy Gnome

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Beer Available At The Happy Gnome (arranged by most recent)
Destihl Amra Mango IPA 89, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Oskar Blues Different Stiles , Rush River Scenic Pale Ale , Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity 88, Alpine Beer Company Captain Stout 92, Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday 99, Crazy Mountain Blue Ox , Pryes Miraculum 69, Big Sky Pygmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA 45, Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Calling IPA 98, Ommegang Joemmegang 86, 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 86, Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Chai Spiced 95, 3 Sheeps Hello My Name is Joe 97, Door County Biere De Seigle Rye Farmhouse Ale 73
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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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78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn  (67) SLP, Minnesota | September 14, 2007| Updated September 15, 2007
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.
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!

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