Stardew Valley Character Guide: Gus

If you have been wondering about one of the most interesting characters in the game, the Stardew Valley Gus, then you are in the right place! In this guide we will go over the main important aspects about this character: his birthday, his favourite gifts, who his friends are, and so much more!

This character is known not only for his, may we say, majestic beard, but also his extremely lovely Saloon, which you will most likely visit again and again.

Take a look at our guide below and find out all there is to know about this man!

Stardew Valley Gus: A Friendly Saloon Owner

If you’re new to the game and you’re wondering whether you have already seen this character, there is one place where it’s pretty much a given that you will see him. Yes, it’s at the Stardrop Saloon, which is located in Pelican Town. Gus is the owner of this quite romantic place, so you will often see him behind the bar or simply walking around.

The Stardrop Saloon

The Saloon itself can be found right in the centre of Pelican town, so you definitely won’t miss it. It’s a huge meeting place for many characters in the game, so give it a visit. It’s full of amazing things such as arcade machines, a jukebox, and more.

P.S Yes, the arcade machines are fully playable, so it can be a game within a game!

The Stardrop Saloon

Keep in mind that there are more reasons to visit this amazing saloon (of course, the Stardew Valley Gus being the biggest, but still)!

You can even meet plenty of amazing characters in or around the saloon. For example, Pam and Gus are good friends, so you will definitely see her somewhere close!

Trust us when we say that you will definitely want to stop by for what you’re about to read. If you visit this place, you can buy various recipes from Gus for an amazing price. The food and recipes change all the time, so you will always be surprised. Just find Gus behind the counter and start shopping around.

The Saloon also can be a great place for those who want a light snack. You can get a cooked dish there every day, and it keeps rotating all the time too.

Gus at the Saloon

Here’s Where You Might Encounter Stardew Valley Gus

By now we agree that he is a great character with lots to offer (food pun included), but below you will find some common situations where you’ll be glad you know who Stardew Valley Gus is.

Stardew Valley Gus’s Omelet

When it comes to quests and orders, this is a fun one! Gus will ask you to harvest 24 eggs (yes, quite a lot!) within 14 days, so you will have to be very focused on this order to make it in time.

You see, Gus is planning to make an amazing omelet, so he might need a bit of help for that. Don’t worry, you will get a great reward. Once you finish the order, you will receive 3k Gold, a small fridge, and more.

Bring Gus a Lobster!

If you’re looking for ways to become better friends and get some cash, this is the quest for you. The Wanted: Lobster quest will make Stardew Valley Gus send you a request for a lobster.

Once you get him what he needs, you will be rewarded with 500 coins and a friendship heart.

Stardew Valley Gus Island

This situation depends on whether you have unlocked the beach resort that you can find on Ginger Island. If you have, our favourite Saloon owner will sometimes go to the island to be a bartender there.

If you’re looking to see some island Gus, then this is your chance to bond with him closer! Keep up the dialogue with the Stardew Valley Gus and raise your relationship little by little.

Gifts for Gus

Speaking of raising your friendship with this character, his birthday is on Summer 8, so don’t forget to give him a gift here and there!

His favourite gifts would be a diamond, escargot (quite a sophisticated style), fish tacos, oranges, or tropical curry.

However, don’t give him salmonberry or coleslaw because he will definitely dislike the gift then. Try not to make him angry because Gus has a tendency to send random gifts to your player if your friendship level is higher than zero!

Gus is definitely a great character and an amazing friend to have in the game! Pay him a visit in the Saloon once in a while and don’t forget to nourish that friendship!

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