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Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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(651) 287-2018

  • Sun - 10:00am - 12:00am
  • Mon - Thu 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Fri - Sat 11:00am - 1:00am

Cuisine: American Restaurants

4.7 of 5.0 from 158 reviews



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  • Chris BFantastic beer selection with occasional events that will knock your socks off. The food is incredible, too - order the ramen!

    55555 by Chris B

  • Alex JLives up to the gastropub name. Delicious and creative fare, but for a high price!

    55555 by Alex J

  • Ray O.Beer, food, and anything on special.

    55555 by Ray O.

  • Darby T.A bit noisy, but food and drink is excellent.

    55555 by Darby T.

  • Jake F.Lobster Mac N Cheese was amazing, got it as an appetizer along with the poutine, which is also great.

    55555 by Jake F.

  • Chhorn APoutine is alright. Good burgers.

    55555 by Chhorn A

  • Chhorn AA little bit of meat goes a long way. Great burgers. The putine is a little too much.

    55555 by Chhorn A

  • Steve DThe baked curry wings are really good!

    55555 by Steve D

  • Rachel S.Amazing whiskey selection with a "rare and weird" section of the menu for limited releases like Highland Park 17.

    55555 by Rachel S.

  • Nate F.bacon wrapped turkey meatloaf sandwich with white american cheese and spicy aioli, served with french fries

    55555 by Nate F.

  • Nate F.blackened salmon sandwith with horseradish havarti, cabbage slaw, and spicy dill sauce. salmon was very salty.

    55555 by Nate F.

  • Nate F.duck burger made with ground duck, wild rice, mushrooms, and breadcrumbs, topped with goat cheese and crumbled bacon, served with cherry aioli. served here with chicken wild rice soup.

    55555 by Nate F.

  • Sean RFirst game burger was overlooked. Second try void of salt. Cherry aioli was basically yogurt. Ketchup had odd grit. Disappointing.

    22222 by Sean R

  • Chase M.The food is quite good, but they don't have happy hour!

    55555 by Chase M.

  • Dagny MThe brunch menu is fabulous. I love the croque madame

    55555 by Dagny M

  • John JCheeseburger!

    33333 by John J

  • Amanda GAlways has a robust and impressive list of tap beers.

    55555 by Amanda G

  • Thomas SGreat beer selection. Enjoyed a Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing.

    55555 by Thomas S

  • Dan JLove that they provide individual descriptions for each of their beers.

    55555 by Dan J

  • Dan JCreate your own flight: five 5-ounce pours for $20

    55555 by Dan J

  • Robin EdmanNot the place to eat if you are in a hurry. Great place to drink a variety of beers

    55555 by Robin Edman

  • Mullica ZudsiriLoved the lobster roll and poutin! Also nice ciders.

    55555 by Mullica Zudsiri

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

    55555 by Jerry K

  • Rachel SmithExtensive beer list, good food, lovely patio in warm months

    55555 by Rachel Smith

  • John MayBeer geek paradise. Awesome food with a great beer selection.

    55555 by John May

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

    55555 by Cole K.

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

    55555 by Jamie B.

  • Colin BarrettGreat beer selection -- had some delicious seasonal fresh hop beers

    55555 by Colin Barrett

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

    55555 by Anne B.

  • JeremyExcellent beer selection. Food is pretty good. Great place to come in from the cold.

    55555 by Jeremy

  • Erik L.Well thought out menu and a beer and whiskey menu that is unrivaled. Make a reservation if you can because weekends are exceptionally busy.

    55555 by Erik L.

  • alli Kpoutine, creme brulee, meat benedict, vege benedict

    55555 by alli K

  • Morgan MBeer gastropub

    55555 by Morgan M

  • Tami DangerThe duck burger is bomb dot com. No happy hour though :-(

    55555 by Tami Danger

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

    55555 by Lane

  • Paul NAmazing beer selection. Good food. Nice patio. Wish prices were lower.

    55555 by Paul N

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Happy Gnome as seen on Man vs Food Nation

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • Stephen K.Their pumpkin ale is the best I've ever had. In fact, their selection is pretty impressive overall.

    55555 by Stephen K.

  • Chris R.The bison and wild game burger are the bomb. A pretty fantastic beer and scotch list as well.

    55555 by Chris R.

  • Nancy CerkvenikGreat friendly atmosphere with a wide selection of brews. Bartenders are helpful and patient.

    55555 by Nancy Cerkvenik

  • Shannon E.Beer. Pretzels. Beer. Korean bbq tacos. Beer.

    55555 by Shannon E.

  • Arun D.Great beer selection! Didn't like the quail though

    55555 by Arun D.

  • City Pages Street TeamSt. Paul beer connoisseurs flock to this Cathedral Hill stalwart, known for updating its tap beer menu daily.

    55555 by City Pages Street Team

  • Thais JDuck burger is just the best!!!!

    55555 by Thais J

  • Tim LThe 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.

    55555 by Tim L

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

    55555 by C Z

  • Patrick M.Try a crazy hipster beer nobody has ever heard of!

    33333 by Patrick M.

  • Jennifer L.Great steak tartar! Best I've ever had!

    55555 by Jennifer L.

  • Jake J.The meat pizza is epic...

    55555 by Jake J.

  • Craig M.Ask for a bad curler.

    33333 by Craig M.

  • Dennys B.Excellent food and great beer selection

    55555 by Dennys B.

  • Kimberly R.They no longer have cheesecake on their menu :-(

    33333 by Kimberly R.

  • Jana M.Everything is good. EVERYTHING.

    55555 by Jana M.

  • Melissa C.Just had the sausage stuffed quail! Outstanding and I recommend it for people who love flavor.

    55555 by Melissa C.

  • J D.The elk loin was petite, with no side. I would pick something else, it felt like an appetizer.......

    33333 by J D.

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

    55555 by Christina T.

  • Lucas M.No parties bigger than 10?! They actually suggested I sit alone at another table and wait for more people in our party to show up. Boourns.

    22222 by Lucas M.

  • Timmy R.Fantastic beer selection and some of the best food I've had. 5out of5stars

    55555 by Timmy R.

  • Lindsey L.HG is the 1st and [currently] only venue in the TC to host the hoppy genius of the Green Flash Hop Head Red out if San Francisco; a must try!

    55555 by Lindsey L.

  • Andrew W.Try the "Angus Cheeseburger" -- featured on the Pioneer Press list of Best Burgers in the Twin Cities in the "Burgers for Beer Hounds" category.

    55555 by Andrew W.

  • Kyle H.If the wild boar corn dogs are still on the menu order them.

    55555 by Kyle H.

  • Robb W.Delicious beer selection.

    55555 by Robb W.

  • Joanna F.Awesome beer selection divided up into easy-to-understand categories. Food is delish too!

    55555 by Joanna F.

  • Josh P.Get the cheese plate!

    33333 by Josh P.

  • Benjamin Y.Get their pork belly poutine! Its delicious!

    55555 by Benjamin Y.

  • Sophie B.Awesome! So many beers on tap :D Game Burger tasted really good.

    55555 by Sophie B.

  • Alex F.Beware of the duck burger. Covered in blue cheese and mediocre

    33333 by Alex F.

  • Matthew L.Sunday morning brunch with the Bloody Mary bar is awesome!

    55555 by Matthew L.

  • Bryce B.Moved to St. Paul 8 months ago and it's my first time here. Best place in town by far.

    55555 by Bryce B.

  • Kristen S.With a name like this, you can't go wrong

    55555 by Kristen S.

  • Blake T.Best place to get a Bloody Mary during brunch on the weekends. The do-it-yourself bar is top notch. Get the bacon infused bloody mix!

    55555 by Blake T.

  • David S.Shitty service, wouldn't take our large group

    22222 by David S.

  • Ann P.Great beer selection and very knowledgeable bartenders!

    55555 by Ann P.

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

    55555 by Chris F.

  • Brent M.The "Hopswich" dessert with Hop ice cream is worth it! Amazing hop ice cream!

    55555 by Brent M.

  • GemmaGreat beer selection. Grab a table near the bar, get a charcuterie plate and a cheese, and be incredibly happy. Look at the description of the last porter on the beer menu!

    55555 by Gemma

  • Hannah S.Make a reservation.

    33333 by Hannah S.

  • Eric W.Vegetarian? Get the Vegetable Juicy Lucy. Seriously. Do it.

    55555 by Eric W.

  • Justin W.Expensive place, but great beer selection.

    55555 by Justin W.

  • Sara K.Wonderful food, beer selection and atmosphere. Nice service too

    55555 by Sara K.

  • Carol F.Poutine is not for the faint of heart

    55555 by Carol F.

  • Eamon C.Third Street Sugar Shack Maple Stout is great!

    55555 by Eamon C.

  • 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?").

    55555 by eryn o.

  • Craig D.A happening beer bar with a neighborhood feel and a touch of class! Right down the block from the Muddy Pig,,,,don't pass up the "two birds with one stone" visit!

    55555 by Craig D.

  • Chris W.Their hostesses are bitches.

    22222 by Chris W.

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

    55555 by Jason S.

  • AmandaOn Mpls St Paul's list of Insider Eats for a Sunday morning breakfast of Summit Oatmeal Stout and whipped vodka

    55555 by Amanda

  • Mpls.St.Paul MagazineBest 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.

    55555 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

  • Jon B.Good beer selection.

    55555 by Jon B.

  • Ramon F.The Game Burguer is the best burger ever! You have to try it

    55555 by Ramon F.

  • Joe M.You know it's a great place when you can't decide what's better...the food or the beer menu?

    55555 by Joe M.

  • Steve L.76 beers on tap. They're pretty much all at least good, and most of them are amazing.

    55555 by Steve L.

  • Matt O.Bison and elk burgers. Enough said.

    55555 by Matt O.

  • Missy L.Worst service. Ever. Took 20 mins to get a drink on a not so busy thurs night on the patio. Annoying.

    22222 by Missy L.

  • David T.Was there Saturday. Great atmosphere and awesome selection of beer, wine and whiskey!

    55555 by David T.

  • Megan O.Nice place, but I prefer the Muddy Pig.

    55555 by Megan O.

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

    55555 by Jessica J.

  • Derek B.Make sure you eat the eyes of the red snapper.

    55555 by Derek B.

  • Evan H.Firkin fest... so good :D

    55555 by Evan H.

  • Kate M.Andy is a great bartender! Very friendly :)

    55555 by Kate M.

  • Eric H.Wings are awesome.

    55555 by Eric H.

  • Michelle L.Can't get better beef tartar anywhere

    55555 by Michelle L.

  • Dominie T.Wonderful food...changes monthly!

    55555 by Dominie T.

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

    55555 by Cyn C.

  • Charles E.The best beer selection in town!

    55555 by Charles E.

  • Valerie T.Canadian cider cocktail... Hot cider and whiskey yum.

    55555 by Valerie T.

  • Greta K.Try the Veggie Burger - #veggie juicy Lucy & chicken wild rice soup (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Greta K.

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

    55555 by Molly P.

  • Jena G.Dry rub wings... yum

    55555 by Jena G.

  • Erik H.The veggie juicy is the most amazing sandwich in the Twin Cities!

    55555 by Erik H.

  • Amy P.The cheeseburger w/ short ribs and garlic aioli is crave-worthy

    55555 by Amy P.

  • Sarah T.Terrible service.

    11111 by Sarah T.

  • Eric L.Great beer! Food is eh. But def a good place to bring a chick

    55555 by Eric L.

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

    55555 by Wyn D.

  • Jeremy B.Boulder Pinot Gold.

    55555 by Jeremy B.

  • 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!

    55555 by Mike S.

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

    55555 by Craig M.

  • Rebecca H.Interesting, delicious cuisine and an excellent beer selection for us beer snobs.

    55555 by Rebecca H.

  • Nick B.Drink great beer and fix your sisters car here!

    55555 by Nick B.

  • Wendy H.Beer is awesome - had the Rush River Amber - YUM

    55555 by Wendy H.

  • Brent M.Accept mediocre service; get drinks and take your time!

    22222 by Brent M.

  • Katie Y.Try the French single malt scotch armorik Breton, filtered through Napoleon's taint

    55555 by Katie Y.

  • Jim B.Awesome micro-brew list. Best in the Twin Cities

    55555 by Jim B.

  • Matt D.Grab the grilled marlin sandwich. Tasty and relatively light.

    55555 by Matt D.

  • William RCheck out Beer School.

    55555 by William R

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

    55555 by Lauren G.

  • SLGreat beer selection, patio. Bad to terrible service.

    33333 by SL

  • Matt F.Fun, creative food, and never a bad selection of beer on tap.

    55555 by Matt F.

  • Jeremy D.Bar seating is very limited but worth the struggle for a great draught beer selection. Lunch specials are affordable but the dinner menu will set you back $25+ per person plus drinks.

    55555 by Jeremy D.

  • Kareem S.Get the fatty bomblatty!

    22222 by Kareem S.

  • Kevin Q.Sunday brunch: drink the Hunter's Breakfast and eat the wild boar omelette

    55555 by Kevin Q.

  • Jeremy D.If you're coming to Firkin Fest, buy the VIP ticket.

    33333 by Jeremy D.

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

    55555 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

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

    55555 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

  • PamHH with B&B

    55555 by Pam

  • Brett S.Surly on tap! Great beer bar.

    55555 by Brett S.

  • Eric B.If you are a beer lover attend their annual Firkin Fest.

    55555 by Eric B.

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

    55555 by Molly B.

  • Bob S.Delirium Tremens... try one

    55555 by Bob S.

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

    33333 by Allan E.

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

    55555 by Adam R.

  • Curt C.Smoked Seafood Croquettes = an hour or longer on the toilet. Boo!!! Nice beer selection but I won't ever eat here again!

    33333 by Curt C.

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

    55555 by Dennis L.

  • Mark JTry a cheese plate...it's not just cheese, it's friggin awesome

    55555 by Mark J

  • Mike K.This place has the worst service EVER! I wouldn't waste my time with this joint! Seriously! The staff is rude and condescending and the establishment thinks it is above everyone! Hated my time there.

    22222 by Mike K.

  • 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!

    55555 by Eric M.

  • Russ H.Great Mussels!

    55555 by Russ H.

  • Michael P.Try the elk/bison burger.

    55555 by Michael P.

  • Kyle S.Try the Wells Banana Bread Beer... crazy good.

    55555 by Kyle S.

  • Michael P.Excellent beer selection and has my favorite waitress.

    55555 by Michael P.

  • Ellery L.Beer drinkers are not beer drinkers until they have gone here.

    33333 by Ellery L.

  • Nick B.Keep an eye out for rare beer releases and release parties! Always fun!

    55555 by Nick B.

  • Ed K.Marginal Sprint coverage but good WiFi. Plan accordingly.

    55555 by Ed K.

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

    55555 by Paul G.

  • 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.

    55555 by Claire G.

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

    55555 by Lucy B.

  • 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!

    55555 by Jason S.

  • jenni k.have brunch on the patio.

    55555 by jenni k.

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