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Beer Available At The Happy Gnome (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Surly Simpsonís Scottish 50, Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday 99, Destihl Amra Mango IPA 87, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Oskar Blues Different Stiles 81, Rush River Scenic Pale Ale , Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity 87, Alpine Beer Company Captain Stout 91, Crazy Mountain Blue Ox , Pryes Miraculum 58, Big Sky Pygmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA 46, Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Calling IPA 98, Ommegang Joemmegang 87, 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 87, Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Chai Spiced 95
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undsioux7 (12) Eden Prairie, Minnesota | December 2, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | November 28, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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...
Stine (185) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 10, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is in my neighborhood, and conveniently itís my favorite place to hang out to do anything. Iíve had many study-beers here, and many social beers here. Great rotating tap selection of American micros and some belgians and a long selection of the same in bottles, with typical taps consisting of Arcadia, Bellís, Summit, Victory, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, and Surly seasonals and standards. The food is delicious and creative, and the wine list is unique. It is a bit spendy, but what the hell. The quiet, classy ambience of Cathedral Hill is all tucked into this one bar, a single place that sums up why i love St. Paul so much more.
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.
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.
JK (317) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | February 18, 2006| Updated March 27, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
I liked OíHaras and this place has the same cool ambiance. I went there specifically to try Surly but it was not tapped yes. Good selection like the nearby Muddy Pig. Bartender was friendly. They have cut back on their selection. The choices are still far better than an average bar, but not even close to the Muddy Pig only a few blocks away. Beer and food are quite expensive. 5/8/-/-/12 ----Rarate March 27, 2011. My last rating is far too dated. The Happy Gnome has the best selection of any bar/restaurant in the Twin Cities. Rare beers are available here. Prices are high. Service is usually friendly, if busy. The food is always good. A great ambiance here, I would not hesitate to take a date. Try to sit in the bar area, or on the patio in the summer. Highly recommended.
footbalm (74) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | January 25, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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???
BitterPoet (5) Minneapolis, Minnesota | January 4, 2006
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Finally got around to checking this place out. I went on a Monday afternoon, having the day off. As I was one of only a few people there, the service was great. I would have to re-rate on a busier night. The selection is everythng a beer geek, I mean enthusiast, would want. For me, on a day like this, the ability to enjoy a fine cigar is a big plus. They seem to have installed some nice ionizers, so even with other smokers, it wasnít a problem. I will go there again, at an off time, to enjoy another fine beer (in proper glassware) and another fine cigar.
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