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The Happy Gnome

Not Rated.
The Happy GnomeThe Happy Gnome

Taps: 76 / Bottles: 300
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
97
world-class

106 Ratings
Ratings: 106
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]

498 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102-1727
United States
phone: (651) 287-2018

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thehappygnomemn

Notes:
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(Place added by: tavernjef on 12-10-2005)
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Reviews by GilGarp:
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I went to the Happy Gnome about a year ago and had never heard of it prior. The place was suggested by some friends and my girlfriend was all about it. Not because she likes beer but because she loves gnomes!

It was a rainy Friday evening and the place was packed. It's located in a beautiful historic building that I believe was once a firehouse. The front bar has a very high ceiling with nice big windows. There's lots of dark wood and a warm cozy atmosphere. The back area is a little more intimate with tables and chairs set up like a restaurant. Overall pretty dark but lots to look at.

The beer selection was impressive and I went for a Surly Furious. Again, at the time I had never heard of the bar or the Surly brewery - I only picked it because it was local. I was very pleased to have "stumbled" upon it.

We had some appetizers to share and the food was very good if not a little expensive.

A great place for a beer and I hope to go back soon.

06-30-2008 15:46:40 | More by GilGarp
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The Happy Gnome in Saint Paul, MN
97 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.