The Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota United States 55102
bar  4.85/5.0 94 reviews
Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM; Sun 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Mayor: gopherfan99 (8) | Taps: 89 | Bottles: 300+
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Beers At The Happy Gnome

NameABVEntered
Surly Frisson7%7/12/2017
Surly Eleven10%7/12/2017
Surly Yoyodyne5.2%7/12/2017
Lakefront My Turn #020: Latif (Double Chocolate Stout)10.4%7/2/2017
Viven Imperial IPA8%7/2/2017
De Kazematten Grotten Santé6.5%7/2/2017
Dark Horse Smells Like a Double Michigan Safety Meeting11.75%7/2/2017
Cosmos Pink Guava 3D6.5%7/2/2017
Indeed Wooden Soul #10 - Cherry Dust5.4%6/15/2017
Indeed Shenanigans Summer Ale4.6%6/15/2017
Indeed Peach Bum IPA6.2%6/14/2017
Indeed B-Side Pils5.1%6/14/2017
Indeed Derailed #16 - Lucy4.2%6/14/2017
Cascade Blueberry7.33%6/2/2017
Schell Noble Star - Tidal Disruption Berliner Weisse3.5%6/2/2017
Clown Shoes Crasher In The Rye11.5%6/2/2017
Prairie Birthday Bomb!13%6/1/2017
Odell Jolly Russian13.3%6/1/2017
Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale9.75%5/8/2017
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale9%5/8/2017
Prairie Pe-Kan11.5%5/8/2017
Bear Republic Kompromat9.4%5/8/2017
Ballast Point Manta Ray8.5%5/8/2017
Prairie Apricot Funk6.3%4/30/2017
Cosmos Deep Sky Double IPA8.5%4/30/2017
Door County Apricot Dude Ranch4.5%4/30/2017
Green Flash Lustrous Frumento13.5%4/30/2017
Green Flash Cellar 3 Series: Divine Belgique8.5%4/30/2017
3 Sheeps Noble Lips Noble Tongue Veneration13%4/30/2017
Boom Island Django Hop Bier - Mango6%4/30/2017
Lagunitas The Waldos’ Special Ale11.9%4/30/2017
Upper Hand Shanty Shaker 4.6%2/11/2017
Fair State Keller Blanc5.5%1/4/2017
Steel Toe Douglas CDA7.5%1/3/2017
Third Street Sugar Shack Maple Stout6.5%1/3/2017
Surly Four9.4%1/3/2017
Surly Gose5.3%1/3/2017
Lupine Shrubbery9.8%12/11/2016
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%12/8/2016
Bent Paddle Hopmosa6.2%11/8/2016
Bent Paddle 14° ESB5.6%11/8/2016
Bent Paddle Double Shot Double Black10%11/8/2016
Bent Paddle Roof Rack Lager5.7%11/8/2016
Bent Paddle Venture Pils5%11/8/2016
Surly Furious Black6%11/2/2016
Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher10%11/2/2016
Indeed Derailed: Zwickelbier5.1%10/25/2016
Bad Weather Green Sky8.4%10/16/2016
The Bruery Melange #1413.4%10/16/2016
Cascade Pumpkin Smash11.4%10/16/2016
HammerHeart Herbstklagen Rauchbier8%10/16/2016
Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale6.7%10/16/2016
Indeed Derailed: Blueberry Kettel Sour Ale5.5%10/7/2016
Fair State LACTOBAC: Thirteen (Roselle)4.5%10/7/2016
Fair State / Modern Times The Shoulder of Orion5%10/7/2016
Northgate Stronghold Robust Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged9%9/18/2016
New Holland Michigan Awesome Hatter5.7%7/10/2016
New Belgium / Avery Fat Wild Ale6.2%7/10/2016


100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
tripel_trouble  (7) Houston, Texas | May 24, 2012
I love the Happy Gnome. This is the single best gastropub I have ever been to. I came here over Christmas break three years ago from Houston, and I simply cannot find another place like it. The selection, atmosphere, service are all things that I want to find in Houston, yet always wind up falling short. I haven’t tried the food, but when I go back, I will make sure I do.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
burgy  (15) Minnetonka, Minnesota | February 15, 2012| Updated October 19, 2012
The Happy Gnome is the perfect pub style, beer centric place! Plus they have great food and Firken Fest! This is the place beer drinkers go to drink unique brew and have great food and times with friends.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
bobbypaulson  (37) Fergus Falls, Minnesota | March 24, 2011| Updated March 25, 2011
This place is Great!!!! I’ve been there three times and it is my wife and I’s date place everytime we go down to the twin cities. The slection is great and if they don’t have something you like on tap they have a ton of bottles to choose from. The food is equally as great. It’s hard not to drop over $100 dollar at this place, but it is so worth it. The servers are extremely nice and knowledgable. I recommend this place to everyone in the area!!!!!!!
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
LexLuthor  (3) California | March 26, 2011| Updated March 31, 2011
What the hell? This place is not rated world class? Oh, that’s wrong, just wrong. I’ve frequented places that carry a world class rating in ratebeer e.g. the Trappist in Oakland, CA and Papago Brewery in Scottsdale, AZ. Now, these bars are terrific, but honestly, The Happy Gnome smokes ’em with a selection, service and ambiance trifecta! I didn’t try the food. Like I cared. They were pulling Great Divide Oak Aged Choc. Yeti and Left Hand Milk Stout and New Holland Dragon’s Milk. The fellahs behind the bar slid samples our way all evening long. Hey, what’s up with the sleepwalker who rated the selection 9/15? This place has 70 craft beer taps and over 400 bottles! It’s stout-o-rama and belgian ale a go-go with multiple representatives of about any style in between. This, my friends, is a world class joint.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
gopherfan99  (176) Minnesota | November 5, 2011
I love this place. They have a large selection of beers and even keep a seasonal keg in the basement to serve off season. The food is excellent but it can get to be an expensive night pretty quickly.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
mickeyoreilly  (1) | March 12, 2010
My favorite place to drink beer. Especially out on the patio in the summer. Great selection 70 taps + 200 plus bottles= Good times! The food is great, and you have to try the cheese. They also have many events throughout the year like Firkin Fest!
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!
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
cubs  (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | April 8, 2011
Very cool atmosphere and an incredible beer list including many cellared beers. I tried Avery 14 which was over three years old as well as a couple of local beers. Easily one of the top five best beer bars I’ve ever visited.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Dudeski  (3) Hugo, Minnesota | November 16, 2010
Really,you can’t find a much better selection than this. Top notch brews through and through.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Smudge  (13) St. Paul, Minnesota | February 4, 2011
I love this place. They always have Great Divide on tap which I LOVE. It’s also awesome that they do beer dinners upstairs. When I have friends come to town I always take them to The Happy Gnome and they are always in aww of the amazing selection of beer there.

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