The Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave (at Mackubin St), Saint Paul, MN 55102, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (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
9.2/10

Based on 366 votes

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  • Charles E.

    The best beer selection in town!

    Charles Edge · 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 Luse · 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 Ronich · 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 Pytleski · June 15, 2010
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  • Michael P.

    Excellent beer selection and has my favorite waitress.

    Michael Pytleski · March 16, 2010
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  • Nick B.

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

    Nick Beattie · January 8, 2010
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  • Ed K.

    Marginal Sprint coverage but good WiFi. Plan accordingly.

    Ed Kohler · November 5, 2009
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  • jenni k.

    have brunch on the patio.

    jenni konrad · March 20, 2009
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  • Mark v.

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

    Mark von Oven · October 23, 2010
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  • Michelle L.

    Can't get better beef tartar anywhere

    Michelle Lyn · February 16, 2012
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  • studioL

    Great beer selection, patio. Bad to terrible service.

    studioL · June 20, 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 Meininger · September 18, 2010
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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 Shapiro · August 2, 2009
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  • Brent M.

    Accept mediocre service; get drinks and take your time!

    Brent Miller · August 4, 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 Graupmann · 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 Schlesener · 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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  • Paul G.

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

    Paul Godfread · 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 Bauer · August 19, 2009
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  • Cole K.

    Clown Shoes Space Cake: a delicious double IPA from Massachusetts that'll make you happy.

    Cole Kennedy · January 24
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  • Lane P.

    I really enjoyed the Poutine and Chicken Sandwich. Amazing beer selections!

    Lane Pelovsky · September 2, 2014
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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 Thompson · 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 Furbacher · 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 Figueroa · 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 Johnson · April 19, 2012
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  • Kate M.

    Andy is a great bartender! Very friendly :)

    Kate Marie · 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 Collins · February 2, 2012
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  • Jena G.

    Dry rub wings... yum

    Jena Garfield · December 4, 2011
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  • Erik H.

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

    Erik Halverson · 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 Douglas · 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 Schultz · 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 Moll · October 13, 2011
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  • William R.

    Check out Beer School.

    William Richartz · 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 Gantner · 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 Beran · December 23, 2010
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  • Bob S.

    Delirium Tremens... try one

    Bob StPaul · December 21, 2010
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  • Allan E.

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

    Allan Ellis · 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 Lindgren · October 27, 2010
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  • Jerry S.

    Popular neighborhood beer pub ("gastropub"). Great selection of draught beers, pub grub. The game burger and Angus cheeseburger are standard favorites.

    Jerry S · 6 days ago
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  • Rachel S.

    Extensive beer list, good food, lovely patio in warm months

    Rachel Smith · 1 week ago
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  • John M.

    Beer geek paradise. Awesome food with a great beer selection.

    John May · 3 weeks ago
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  • Jamie B.

    Great craft brew selection. Classy menu choices. Perfect venue for the hipster'esque beer snob.

    Jamie Baxter · December 19, 2014
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  • Colin B.

    Great beer selection -- had some delicious seasonal fresh hop beers

    Colin Barrett · November 25, 2014
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  • Anne B.

    Kind of loud! Not a lot of veg options, but the beer list more than makes up for it.

    Anne B. · November 23, 2014
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