The Happy Gnome

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Bar, Eatery

498 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102-1727
United States

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.44
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
147
pDev:
8.11%
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Reviews by djhowell:
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djhowell from Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Apr 30, 2015
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

May 17, 2019
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Coniferocious from Minnesota

4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I love this place. 89+ beers on tap, plus they do beer events now and then. They did a half pour for me, which was very nice. The food is pretty good, but the menu is a bit limited (at least in the bar) & it's more expensive than similar places, so I would not recommend going here if you were going for food alone. I also love how they divide up the beer menu, it makes it easier to figure out what to order. It's a popular place, so there can be a wait. Sometimes you can skip the wait by eating in the bar. This is my favorite beer place in the Twin Cities!

Mar 04, 2019
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ElGallo from New Hampshire

4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Oct 07, 2017
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socon67 from New York

4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Little pub in St. Paul right off the highway. Incredible selection of taps and a killer food list. I had the jerk chicken tacos, and on another visit the grilled cheese (smoked mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes). You will find local options and mainstays (Toppling Goliath). A must visit.

Jul 26, 2017
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spacecake9 from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

What a great place! So many beers on tap, so much to choose from. Food is good, service is top notch. I went there for lunch, and I definitely will be back.

Mar 23, 2017
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deniserat from California

5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jun 15, 2016
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Taybeh from Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jun 10, 2016
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TooGood from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Jun 09, 2016
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poypoyking from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of the best beer venues I have been to. The draft selection is amazing and the bottled beer list is overwhelming. If you are into Scotch they have a very good selection of single malts and blended. The food is top notch as well. A little pricier but worth the expense.

Dec 31, 2015
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Patrick_Redbeard from Texas

4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Dec 31, 2015
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Josholson666 from Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Dec 09, 2015
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MattMorin from Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Nov 26, 2015
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thorkelson from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Nov 03, 2015
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952melvin from Minnesota

4.9/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great vibe, good quality, great service and unbeatable selection in the area. This place has it all, the only problem is it gets expensive trying the foreign beer, but, its so much fun! This is a must visit place!

Oct 19, 2015
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Lots of good and mostly local taps. wifi not great. Good service and ambiance.

Aug 10, 2015
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Lukaduke612 from Minnesota

4.66/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

This place is a must-stop! Great whiskey and beer lists. They always have a few (good) taps on nitro. Plus... their duck burger is by far the best burger I have ever had in my entire life! By far. Make sure to not skimp on the cherry aioli, either.

Jul 23, 2015
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Chucker17 from South Dakota

4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Neat place. Good selection of beers of which most were local but that worked great for a visitor like me. Ate lunch and it was excellent. Definitely will go back next time in St. Paul.

Jun 09, 2015
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Monkeyknife from Missouri

4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

May 10, 2015
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BigAl18 from Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

May 02, 2015
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chrisjws from California

4.08/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Apr 26, 2015
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Dj1931 from Minnesota

4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Apr 10, 2015
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BigBry from Canada (AB)

4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Mar 27, 2015
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Feb 23, 2015
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Feb 22, 2015
The Happy Gnome in Saint Paul, MN
Place rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 147 ratings