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 (9) | Taps: 89 | Bottles: 300+
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Beers At The Happy Gnome

NameABVEntered
Rum Barrel Aged Brown Shugga12.5%10/19/2017
Founders Mosaic Promise5.5%10/19/2017
Ballast Point / Coedo East to West IPA7%9/19/2017
Summit Keller Pils 5.1%9/19/2017
Bent Paddle Mosaic Kanū4.8%9/19/2017
Cascade Vlad the Imp Aler10.6%8/27/2017
Indeed Wooden Soul: Heliotropic7.3%8/27/2017
Brooklyn Kiwis Playhouse0%8/27/2017
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Jam Band7%8/27/2017
HammerHeart Blåtand7.8%8/27/2017
Lakefront Clutch Cargo8.8%8/26/2017
Destihl Amra Mango IPA7%8/26/2017
Perennial Owen4.7%8/26/2017
Clown Shoes La Pingüina En Fuego10%8/19/2017
Hof Ten Dormaal Zure van Tildonk 20156%8/19/2017
Elysian Hawaiian Sunburn5.3%8/19/2017
Goose Island Cooper Project No. 1: Scotch Ale8.7%8/19/2017
Cosmos Pillars of Creation #1: Tropical White IPA6.4%8/19/2017
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 LÄCTOBÄC: Thirteen (Roselle)4.5%10/7/2016
Fair State / Modern Times The Shoulder of Orion5%10/7/2016


74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | September 21, 2008
We happened to stop by during a festival weekend (beer, then whiskey etc.), so there was a tent outside in addition to the indoor bar, seating, and the pleasant patio outside. Lots of Surly, Summit, and other local beers on tap (SurlyFest, Bender, Furious, etc.) and a good, if eclectic, selection of bottles. Got to try Tyranena Scurvy and SurlyFest. Went there for brunch, and the omelette and homefries were excellent. Decent service, lots of available seating for brunch, and it seems like this is one of the must-visit spots in St. Paul.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
stankenk  (8) Maplewood, Minnesota | September 21, 2008
The Happy Gnome is a great place to have good food and enjoy some of the finest brews on tap and in the bottle. I plan to go back soon .
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
thejoeshow  (7) Saint Paul, Minnesota | May 25, 2008
This place is a beer lovers heaven! If you live in or plan to visit the Twin Cities, this place has to be on your agenda. They have the best beer selection around. Hands down. You can find everything from a Bourbon Barrel aged Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Porter on tap to the very beat in local fare pulled right from a firkin. The beer board is always changing, so visit often. And the staff is always pleasant plus very knowledgeable! They know their stuff. I also love the beer dinners. They are a steal @ $65 a plate, even if that seems a little spendy...well worth it! Two thumbs up!
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
mattmc1973  (13) Sterling Heights, Michigan | May 6, 2008
Draught selection was incredible, and I had one of the best burgers I’ve ever had there!
58
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
grimreeser  (14) Minnesota | February 21, 2008
Heh, can’t believe I haven’t rated this place yet. Been here about a half dozen times. Nice looking place. Service is hit or miss, the bartenders don’t seem overly attentive. Great tap selection, but they seem to have probs with dirty tap lines. Might want to ask for a sample first before you order. Food is decent, but rather expensive, not worth the money. Trendy place, but there are better options in the Cities.
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
KAF  (100) Coralville, Iowa | January 20, 2008
Went here for a friends birthday party with the full intention of drinking some great beer. The menu however was one of, if not the, most overpriced beer menus I have ever seen. Even local beer was over priced. There were beers on the menu that I could have gone down the street to a liquor store and gotten it for $4.00 less (charged $5 for Viking)! The food was also very pricey and the portions you get are not worth the price you pay. $11.00 for a plain cheese burger! Maybe I’m cheap but that is a little ridiculous. The beer selection however is very nice and the atmosphere appeared to be laid back. The service was average. Again good selection of beer but very pricey. If you’re in the area go down the street to the Muddy Pig where they have more beer at better prices.
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. Didn’t 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. Didn’t 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  (126) 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. I’ve 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
I’ll second 1FastSTi on the...err, scenery. Great tap list there, didn’t get a chance to look at the bottle list however, though the vintage beers in the parking lot were far superior.

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