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The Happy Gnome

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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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4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This place is awesome. When I travel with my in-laws I always have a dilemma. They want fabulous, high class food in a classy atmosphere and I want awesome beer. This is a pairing that rarely works. It does at the Happy Gnome. My father in law said the charcuterrie plate was the best he ever had. He loved the wines and the meal. The beer choices had my head spinning. So many awesome brews that I can't get in Missouri. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful with my questions. If there is any negative, it's that it was a little loud. I didn't mind but the in-laws are getting up there in age and the background noise bothers them. Otherwise, it's one of the best beer places in the country.

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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.