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The Happy Gnome

Not Rated.
The Happy GnomeThe Happy Gnome
BA SCORE
97
world-class

115 Ratings
Ratings: 115
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
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

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 kbaker91:
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4.14/5  rDev -5.9%

I have been to The Gnome a few times in the last few months, and each visit has been fairly consistant. I generally arrive in the early evening, which means that the front bar is busy. The general vibe of the place each of my visits is that it is more of a restaurant than a bar. I usually am able to find a space upstairs at a second bar. The beer selection is very good, not quite as extensive as the Muddy Pig down the street, but good nonetheless. The service has been good, actually better than expected given how busy this place is every time I have been there. I have never eaten here, but from glancing at the menu it looks to have both standard pub fare with exotic extras such as elk. A bonus is a good scotch selection upstairs.

Overall, pretty good beer selection, always busy. Seems more of a restaurant that happens to have a bar, as opposed to the Muddy Pig which is a bar that happens to serve food.

kbaker91, Feb 05, 2009
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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 115 ratings.