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Birthday: Summer.png Summer 8
Lives In: Pelican Town
Address: The Stardrop Saloon

Pam Icon.png Pam

Emily Icon.png Emily

Marriage: No
Best Gifts: Diamond.png DiamondEscargot.png EscargotFish Taco.png Fish TacoOrange.png Orange
Pam and Clint come into the saloon almost every night. I'd probably go out of business if they stopped coming. So make sure you don't drive them away!”
— Gus

Gus is a villager who lives and works at The Stardrop Saloon in Pelican Town. He owns the establishment.


During the saloon's open hours Gus can be found manning the bar. While working he provides a variety of food and cooking recipes for sale.
From 10AM to Noon, Gus can often be found perusing the goods in Pierre's General Store, or standing in the Pantry in the Community Center.
Gus has his yearly checkup at Harvey's Clinic on Fall 4.


Gus employs Emily part-time to help at the saloon. Pam is also a frequent customer, and can often be seen chatting with Gus.


Main article: Friendship
See also: List of All Gifts

You can give Gus up to two gifts per week (plus one on his birthday), which will raise or lower his friendship with you. Gifts on his birthday (Summer 8) will have 8× effect and show a unique dialogue.
For loved or liked gifts, Gus will say

“A birthday gift? That's very kind of you! I love it.”
“You remembered my birthday! Thank you, this is great!”

For neutral gifts, Gus will say

“Oh, a birthday gift! Thank you.”

For disliked or hated gifts, Gus will say

“Oh... It's for my birthday? ... Thanks.”

When he's behind the bar at The Saloon, you need to move behind the bar to give him gifts.


“You're giving this... to me? I'm speechless.”
Image Name Description Source Ingredients
Gus Happy.png
Diamond A rare and valuable gem. Mining
Escargot Butter-soaked snails cooked to perfection. Cooking Snail.png Snail (1)Garlic.png Garlic (1)
Fish Taco.png
Fish Taco It smells delicious. Cooking Tuna.png Tuna (1)Tortilla.png Tortilla (1)Red Cabbage.png Red Cabbage (1)Mayonnaise.png Mayonnaise (1)
Orange Juicy, tangy, and bursting with sweet summer aroma. Fruit Trees


“Oh goodness! Are you sure?”
Image Name Description Source
Daffodil A traditional spring flower that makes a nice gift. Foraging - Spring


“Oh, that's sweet. Thank you.”
Image Name Description Source
Gus Neutral.png
Chanterelle A tasty mushroom with a fruity smell and slightly peppery flavor. Foraging - Fall
Common Mushroom.png
Common Mushroom Slightly nutty, with good texture. Foraging - Fall
Dandelion Not the prettiest flower, but the leaves make a good salad. Foraging - Spring
Hazelnut That's one big hazelnut! Foraging - Fall
Leek A tasty relative of the onion. Foraging - Spring
Morel Sought after for its unique nutty flavor. Foraging - Fall
Purple Mushroom.png
Purple Mushroom A rare mushroom found deep in caves. Foraging - The Mines
Snow Yam.png
Snow Yam This little yam was hiding beneath the snow. Foraging - Winter
Winter Root.png
Winter Root A starchy tuber. Foraging - Winter

*Note that Dinosaur Eggs are considered Artifacts and not Eggs for gifting purposes.


“No, no, no...”
Image Name Description Source
Gus Concerned.png
Salmonberry A spring-time berry with the flavor of the forest. Foraging - Spring
Wild Horseradish.png
Wild Horseradish A spicy root found in the spring. Foraging - Spring


“This is absolute junk. I'm offended.”
Image Name Description Source Ingredients
Gus Concerned.png
Coleslaw It's light, fresh and very healthy. Cooking Red Cabbage.png Red Cabbage (1)Vinegar.png Vinegar (1)Mayonnaise.png Mayonnaise (1)
Holly The leaves and bright red berries make a popular winter decoration. Foraging - Winter
Quartz A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines. Foraging - The Mines

Heart Events


At any friendship level greater than zero friendship points, you may receive a gift in the mail from Gus. The chance of receiving a gift in the mail increases as your friendship with Gus increases.

Item Description
Baked Fish.png Baked FishBean Hotpot.png Bean HotpotFish Taco.png Fish TacoOmelet.png OmeletPancakes.png PancakesSpaghetti.png SpaghettiVegetable Medley.png Vegetable Medley (Player)

I made you a little treat this morning in the saloon. Dig in!

-Your friend, Gus

Three Hearts

Three Hearts.png

After reaching three hearts with Gus he will send you a recipe in the mail.

Image Recipe Description
Salmon Dinner.png
Recipe Overlay.png
Salmon Dinner Dear (Player),

Here's a recipe from my saloon. I only share this with my good friends!


Four Hearts

Four Hearts.png

Enter the Saloon during open hours.

Note: Only occurs if your friendship with Pam is at 2 hearts or more.

When you enter the bar, Gus will be sitting at one of the tables looking dejected. When you ask what's wrong, he'll tell you that the saloon is having hard times financially. He'll admit that at least one problem is that Pam isn't paying off her tab and he's afraid to confront her because they are friends. Pam will then enter and ask for a drink. Gus will be flustered and concede, but you will get the choice to either say:
  • The saloon isn't doing well, financially (+15 friendship.) Pam will be somewhat upset but she will pay her tab off and Gus will give her the drink she asked for.
  • You need to pay your tab right now! (-50 friendship.)

Your relationship with Pam will not be affected either way

Seven Hearts

Seven Hearts.png

After reaching seven hearts with Gus he will send you a recipe in the mail.

Image Recipe Description
Cranberry Sauce.png
Recipe Overlay.png
Cranberry Sauce Dear (Player),

Here's a recipe from my saloon. I only share this with my good friends!