The Happy Gnome

Mayor: deyholla (6) | Taps: 89 | Bottles: 300+
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Beers At The Happy Gnome

NameABVEntered
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 14į 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
Steel Toe Size 7 IPA7%6/24/2016
Indeed Wooden Soul #6: Wood-Aged Red Ale5.4%4/8/2016
Sweetland Orchard Perennial0%3/16/2016
Milk & Honey Ciders American Heirloom Cider 20136.9%3/15/2016
Sociable Coffee Cart Java Apple6.2%3/15/2016
Sociable Freewheeler Dry Apple Graff5.8%3/13/2016
Lakes & Legends Marigold Gold Strong5.9%3/13/2016
Lift Bridge Batch 1,300 Double IPA9%3/5/2016
Clown Shoes The Entertainer12%3/5/2016
Ballast Point Even Keel - Mango3.8%2/27/2016
Insight Battering Ram7%2/27/2016
Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker (2016)5.5%2/27/2016
Clown Shoes Ride the Wendigo11%2/27/2016
Fargo None More Black Russian Imperial Stout9.5%2/13/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
JaBier  (100) Capital City, Ohio | November 14, 2010
My favorite stop during my weekend in MN. Very cool and spacious place with an amazing beer selection. Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee was the standout. Good service from Charles, who was behind the bar during both visits we made here. Chatted us up when he wasnít running around pouring drinks and was attentive. Stopped in for brunch on Sunday and they had a jazz band playing up front with football on the flat screens in the background. The #1 spot on my list next time through.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
flyer50  (48) Seattle, Washington | October 31, 2010| Updated April 26, 2011
Minnesota used to be near the bottom of the craft brew scene. Not anymore! Every time I visit the twin cities, I find something/somewhere new. The Happy Gnome is one of my favorite places to experience the exciting upper midwest beer scene and beyond. each of the three visits, I sat at the bar- attentive, knowledgable staff, great selection, awesome food. The patio looks inviting, but I was there in late Oct., and again in March. Just visited late April again THG is approaching world class although it still lacks the character of say The Horse Brass Pub in Portland or the Map Room in Chicago, itís still an amazing place in the Midwest beer scene. Can be too busy 6-8pm, and too many martinis, foo-foo drinkers in the crowd.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bluemooner  (15) East Bethel, Minnesota | October 18, 2010
This is perhaps the best place in the Twin Cities to get a good beer. They have an enomous selection of craft beer and very good food. Service is good and servers are extremely knowledgeable and helpful regarding beer recommendations. Great ambiance and not bad parking situation either. It is a bit pricey but well worth it.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Zenwolf  (52) Waterloo, Ontario | August 20, 2010
Great selection of Surly, regional and USA craft. Above average selection of imports. The food was the weak point for me. But itís a great place in an especially dead St.Paul (i.e. streets empty after dark). It was busy, bight and great for the table of 6 business people we were. Something for everyone from a brew point of view.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
conciergeman  (2) Minnesota | July 11, 2010
Great place. A go-to for a good night out to try something new. Check out the patio on a nice summer day, gorgeous
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
MPosey  (6) , Georgia | June 20, 2010
A wonderful place, really a great little place in St. Paul, in the nice cathedral hill neighborhood.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
joechristenson  (7) Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 16, 2010
This is one of my favorite places to go get beer nearby the apartment. The selection is absolutely fantastic and changes daily so there is never a shortage of new beers to investigate. The spirits menu is great, too, with lots of good old-school mixed drinks, whiskeys, and Scotches on hand. Food is really decent, too. Iíve had a number of good meals here. There arenít any great deals here, but considering their buying practices, it makes sense (they canít do $3 beer because they donít buy giant orders of Bud and Miller -- if you focus on the small guys itís going to cost you). Most of the servers are very pleasant and the bartenders know their beer if you can get them at a slow moment (I suggest going later on a weeknight). The patio outside is great and the inside is just fine.
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!
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
crowderm  (16) Columbus, Ohio | January 21, 2010| Updated May 1, 2013
The Happy Gnome is an awesome bar, and one of the best places to get a beer in the Twin Cities. The selection of beers on tap is probably the best in the cities. The food is excellent, but more upscale than what I usually want when Iím out drinking a couple beers. It is a bit pricey, but I think you get what you pay for in this case. If you avoid the food, it is much more reasonable. The service is generally good, but I have run into a few strange servers. On the inside the place looks like many other upscale bars, but gets lots of points for the awesome deck area outside. They also hold some great events, tastings, beer dinners etc. Highly recommended.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Scotthops  (3) Minnesota | August 18, 2009| Updated August 28, 2009
My favorite place to get a beer in the cities! Excellent and varied taps - over 30. Great feel to it - slightly older crowd- probably due to their pricier dinner menu- but food is very good for a bar. Great patio in the summer, but service is slower out there.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
NickMN  (1) | June 30, 2009
What a great flipping meal. I was being a jerk and asked the server what beer would they pair with my meal. They paired my appetizer and entree. Shut my big fat mouth and dip into the wallet.

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