The Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave (at Mackubin St), Saint Paul, MN 55102
Hours:
Closed until 11:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.1/10

Based on 1506 votes

Lots of people like this place

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People talk about:

  • "Great beer selection and very knowledgeable bartenders!" (5 tips)
  • "... attend their annual Firkin Fest." (3 tips)
  • "... imposter to the Muddy Pig down the street, this place still has some..." (3 tips)
  • Charles E.

    The best beer selection in town!

    Charles E. · January 22, 2012
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  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine March 2011 editors’ pick for best beer list.

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine · March 10, 2011
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  • Ellery L.

    Beer drinkers are not beer drinkers until they have gone here. Read more

    Ellery L. · February 17, 2010
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  • Adam R.

    Great beer. Good menu. The place you should take a girl on a date. If she likes it she's a keeper.

    Adam R. · November 25, 2010
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  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine readers’ pick for best beer list.

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine · March 10, 2011
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  • Michael P.

    Try the elk/bison burger.

    Michael P. · June 15, 2010
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  • bill h.

    Fantastic beer list. If you are looking for a tasty craft beer this is the place to go.

    bill h. · April 7, 2010
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  • Michael P.

    Excellent beer selection and has my favorite waitress.

    Michael P. · March 16, 2010
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  • Nick B.

    Keep an eye out for rare beer releases and release parties! Always fun!

    Nick B. · January 8, 2010
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  • Ed K.

    Marginal Sprint coverage but good WiFi. Plan accordingly.

    Ed K. · November 5, 2009
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  • jenni k.

    have brunch on the patio.

    jenni k. · March 20, 2009
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  • Mark v.

    Try a cheese plate...it's not just cheese, it's friggin awesome

    Mark v. · October 23, 2010
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  • Michelle L.

    Can't get better beef tartar anywhere

    Michelle L. · February 16, 2012
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  • Russ H.

    Great Mussels!

    Russ H. · July 18, 2010
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  • Jason S.

    Inquire about their upcoming Beer Dinners (brilliant multi-course prix fixe dinner paired with beers from a featured brewery); reserve early, they sell out quickly!

    Jason S. · August 2, 2009
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  • Brent M.

    Accept mediocre service; get drinks and take your time!

    Brent M. · August 4, 2011
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  • studioL

    Great beer selection, patio. Bad to terrible service.

    studioL · June 20, 2011
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  • Claire G.

    Happy Gnome and Busters on 28th have the same owners. Fabulous beer selection and both have outstanding food! sit on the patio at the Gnome for Sunday afternoon jazz.

    Claire G. · September 13, 2009
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  • Benjamin Y.

    Get their pork belly poutine! Its delicious!

    Benjamin Y. · August 9, 2013
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  • Jason S.

    The beer selection is amazing. So many craft brewed options!

    Jason S. · January 12, 2013
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  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

    Best Beer Selection 2012 - With 76 rotating taps and a kazillion bottles from all over the world, this gnome is a beer giant. Monthly beer dinners and brewer chats for the truly geeked. Read more

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine · December 11, 2012
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  • Molly P.

    Be careful of the water in the bathroom- it's freakin' hot!!! But awesome beers!!!

    Molly P. · December 11, 2011
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  • Eric M.

    If you like the style of Dark Horse's Scotty Karate beer which they carry in season, try the New Holland (MI) brewery's Dragon's Milk beer which is more consistently on tap. Awesome!

    Eric M. · September 18, 2010
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  • Paul G.

    Good food, good beer. If the regular menu is too fancy, ask for the bar menu.

    Paul G. · November 4, 2009
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  • Lucy B.

    Designer imposter to the Muddy Pig down the street, this place still has some nice character. Delicious and interesting bar menu.

    Lucy B. · August 19, 2009
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  • Christina T.

    Bloodies are delish. This is the regular but they also have a Sunday bloody bar that is BOMB

    Christina T. · November 2, 2013
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  • Chris F.

    Get the Fried Vegetable Juicy Lucy. It's amazing. Can't go wrong with a Sweetgrass APA. Delicious pairing.

    Chris F. · May 13, 2013
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  • eryn o.

    Gluten free bread and buns! Staff is knowledgeable about GF and is often really nice about substitutions ("That comes with barley risotto. Want some mashed potatoes instead?").

    eryn o. · February 2, 2013
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  • Ramon F.

    The Game Burguer is the best burger ever! You have to try it

    Ramon F. · November 25, 2012
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  • Jessica J.

    Try the MN Game Burger. Might be one of the best burgers I've ever had!

    Jessica J. · April 19, 2012
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  • Kate M.

    Andy is a great bartender! Very friendly :)

    Kate M. · March 15, 2012
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  • Cyn C.

    Catch funky, soulful music of Nick "the Feelin" and friends free on Wednesdays 9 - midnight!

    Cyn C. · February 2, 2012
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  • Jena G.

    Dry rub wings... yum

    Jena G. · December 4, 2011
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  • Erik H.

    The veggie juicy is the most amazing sandwich in the Twin Cities!

    Erik H. · November 17, 2011
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  • Wyn D.

    Nice and spicy, but lacking in the tomato/smoke/salty flavor. Stone IPA chaser and midget dills are the distinguishing elements.

    Wyn D. · October 24, 2011
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  • Mike S.

    Bartender Steve treats us like royalty. What a guy! Also the great divide yeti imperial stout is particularly good if you like dark beer!

    Mike S. · October 16, 2011
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  • Craig M.

    If you want to feel what it's like to be an Olympic athlete, try a "bad curler" shot.

    Craig M. · October 13, 2011
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  • William R.

    Check out Beer School.

    William R. · June 29, 2011
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  • Lauren G.

    Even though this place is known for its beers, you must try the cheesecake. It is to die for!

    Lauren G. · June 21, 2011
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  • Molly B.

    Order the French fries. They're not on the menu, but they're a delicious appetizer.

    Molly B. · December 23, 2010
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  • Bob S.

    Delirium Tremens... try one

    Bob S. · December 21, 2010
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  • Allan E.

    $3 select taps when they're cleaning the lines.

    Allan E. · December 13, 2010
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  • Dennis L.

    Have never had a bad meal here and by far the best beer selection in St. paul

    Dennis L. · October 27, 2010
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  • Tim V.

    The amazing amount of beers on tap is wonderful. This in combination with quality food makes it even greater. Try the pretzel, any of the steaks and have the gingerbread as dessert. Will be back soon.

    Tim V. · March 24
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  • C Z.

    i really really like this place, i don't drink, but the food is amazing!

    C Z. · March 18
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  • Patrick M.

    Try a crazy hipster beer nobody has ever heard of!

    Patrick M. · March 11
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  • Jennifer L.

    Great steak tartar! Best I've ever had!

    Jennifer L. · January 15
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  • Jake J.

    The meat pizza is epic...

    Jake J. · January 7
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  • Craig M.

    Ask for a bad curler.

    Craig M. · December 19, 2013
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  • Dennys B.

    Excellent food and great beer selection

    Dennys B. · December 14, 2013
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