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The Happy Gnome

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The Happy GnomeThe Happy Gnome
BA SCORE
97
world-class

124 Ratings
Ratings: 124
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: n/a
Taps: 76
Bottles: 300
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Place added by: tavernjef on 12-10-2005

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Reviews by Sludgeman:
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4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Visited on a Wednesday for a late lunch. No one in the restaurant. The bar booths were about half full.

Great food, better beer with some rarities and vintages on the bottle menu. I will definitely be back.

V – Feels like a beer place. Could be too dark at night. Friendly. Loud at times in the bar.

Q – Correct glasses for both my stout and flanders red.

S – Bartender was very attentive but not overbearing. Knowledgeable about beer.

S – 40+ taps and another 40+ bottles. Great selection. I had the Fulton War & Peace and the Rodenbach Grand Cru – Yum!

F – I had the meatloaf sandwich. Fantastic! Fries were excellent as well.

More User Reviews:
Photo of XmnwildX12
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of eawolff99
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of will1256
4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Some of the best food and beer available in St. Paul, but spendy!

Photo of Punchy_Munchie
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Vonerichs
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Hell yeah, this place is pretty awesome. Very clean and neighborhood local bar feel. The bar is very large and provides a friendly, warm seating atmosphere.
Food was fantastic and reasonably priced.
Extensive draught list with tons of local options. Beers also reasonably priced.
The bartender was very attentive and friendly despite a busy Wednesday night.
A definite must stop if you're in the area.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

They have 77 rotating craft beer taps and their turn over is fast enough that the taps remain fresh. They back the taps up with 30 or 40 bottled beers. I am in a rut and have been eating their angus cheese burger every month or so for the past three years - it is that good. The crowd can get loud but not oppressively so. Their charcuterie plate makes a nice after work snack to wash down with a few craft beers. If you stay long enough, try their dinner menu - its excellent.

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The Happy Gnome in Saint Paul, MN
97 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.