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The Happy Gnome

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

120 Ratings
Ratings: 120
Reviews: 87
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thehappygnomemn

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Place added by: tavernjef on 12-10-2005

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Reviews by sacrelicio:
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4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A great beer bar and a staple of craft beer in Minnesota. The atmosphere is OK, kind of a cross between a suburban living room and a regular bar/restaurant. Not the most cool or fun atmosphere, but it does the job just fine. Has more of a restaurant feel rather than a bar feel.

The selection and quality of beer in this place is just stellar. A wide variety of taps from local and international breweries with great selections. I find things that I never expect to see on tap (Great Divide Titan IPA and two year old Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine) to interesting themes like having six different SouthernTier imperial stouts on at once. Didn't pay too much attention to the bottle list but from I remember it was pretty extensive.

The food is pretty good, I have only eaten their once and it was some sort of burger and I remember liking it.

Service is fine, nothing unusual, but I have never really sat and chatted so they might really know their stuff.

My only complaint is that the prices are a bit steep.

Overall, a great place.

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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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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 120 ratings.