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Birthday:  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 OrangeTropical Curry.png Tropical Curry
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.

Fall 4
8:00 AM In his room, sitting on the couch.
10:30 AM Heads to the Clinic waiting room and looks at a poster.
1:30 PM Moves to the left examination room in the clinic.
4:00 PM Leaves the clinic to go tend the bar.
12:00 AM Goes to his bedroom to sleep.
Rainy day
8:00 AM In his room, sitting on the couch.
12:00 PM Cleans glasses behind the bar.
4:30 PM Quits cleaning glasses and tends the bar.
12:00 AM Goes to his bedroom to sleep.
8:00 AM Leaves home to go to Pierre's General Store.
11:00 AM Returns to the Saloon to tend the bar.
12:00 AM Goes to his bedroom to sleep.
Tuesday, community center repaired
8:00 AM In his room, sitting on the couch.
8:30 AM Goes to the kitchen in the community center.
12:30 PM Returns to the Saloon to tend the bar.
12:00 AM Goes to his bedroom to sleep.
Sunday, Alex's 14-heart event witnessed
8:00 AM In his room, sitting on the couch.
11:40 AM Goes to the backroom of the Saloon.
3:00 PM Goes to tend the bar.
12:00 AM Goes to his bedroom to sleep.
Normal Schedule
8:00 AM In his room, sitting on the couch.
12:00 PM Cleans glasses behind the bar.
4:30 PM Quits cleaning glasses and tends the bar.
12:00 AM Goes to his bedroom to sleep.

If the player has unlocked the beach resort on Ginger Island, Gus will leave on random days to tend the resort's bar. A variety of alcohol items and the recipe for Tropical Curry can be purchased. Additionally, he will leave a box at the desk of his bar in Pelican Town with the message "I'm tending the bar on Ginger Island today, but I won't let that stop you from buying something! -Gus", and regular menu items can be purchased there.


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
Tropical Curry.png
Tropical Curry An exotic, fragrant curry served in a pineapple bowl. Cooking Coconut.png Coconut (1)Pineapple.png Pineapple (1)Hot Pepper.png Hot Pepper (1)


“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
Ginger This sharp, spicy root is said to increase vitality. Foraging - Ginger Island
Hazelnut That's one big hazelnut! Foraging - Fall
Leek A tasty relative of the onion. Foraging - Spring
Magma Cap.png
Magma Cap A very rare mushroom that lives next to pools of lava. Foraging - Volcano Dungeon
Morel Sought after for its unique nutty flavor. Foraging - Spring
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:
  • You need to pay your tab right now! (-50 friendship.)
  • 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.

Your relationship with Pam will not be affected either way

Five Hearts

Five Hearts.png

Exit the farmhouse on a non-rainy day between 6am and 11:30am

Gus appears with a pot of sauce. He draws an analogy between cooking and the player's appearance in Stardew Valley, saying that adding a new ingredient may ruin the sauce or create something new and delicious. He explains that he's come to think of the player as a good friend, and says he found an old Mini-Jukebox while cleaning the Saloon. He gives the player the jukebox, and the recipe to make more.

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!




First Meeting

“Well hello there! I'm Gus, chef and owner of the Stardrop Saloon. Stop in if you need any refreshments. I've always got hot coffee and cold beer at the ready.”


“Yeah, I know a lot about the people living here. That's one of the benefits of being a bartender. Sometimes I hear too much...”
“I sell different dishes each week, so make sure and check in every now and then! You might taste something spectacular. Just let me know if you have any allergies. Okay, see you around.”
“Emily's been working here for a while now. I don't know what I'd do without her! I would hate to have to clean all those pots by myself.”
“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!”
“Hi there, [Player]. If you're ever thirsty, the Saloon is the place the be.”
“Are you much of a chef, [Player]? If you have a kitchen and some recipes, you can cook some useful dishes. Home-cooked meals make great gifts, as well.”
“Business has been pretty steady thanks to my regular customers.”
“I don't actually drink very much myself. I'm mainly doing this to make a living. Although I do enjoy a taste of the Stardew Valley vintage from time to time.”

Rainy Day

“There's nothing like a glass of dry red wine on a day like this, huh? I love my job. Hehehe.”

Day of Willy's 6 Heart Event

“These might be the best crab cakes I've ever made...”

If Player has upgraded Pam's house

“Hey. I heard what you did for Pam. That was really really nice of you! Sadly, I don't think it will get her to cut back on the 'beverages'...”

If anonymous

“I saw Pam earlier today... she was grinning from ear to ear! She said someone bought her a new house! Whoever it was, they truly deserve the best!”

6+ Hearts

“Clint comes into the saloon almost every night and sits at the same table by himself. Sometimes he glances over at Emily with a nervous look. Hmmm. Maybe that's why he comes in so often. Oh well, that means more business for me.”

8+ Hearts

“Hi there [Player]. I'm glad to see you! You're always welcome here.”
“Pam comes into the saloon almost every night and drinks way too much beer. Ah well, I shouldn't pass judgement on my customers.”


“Good evening. Can I get you anything?”
“Good evening. Make yourself at home.”
“Hi! Please relax and enjoy yourself.”
“Hey, you look like you could use a beverage.”
“Business has been really good tonight. I'm pleased.”

Egg Festival

“I hope everyone's enjoying the food... I've been cooking for days to get everything ready. Fried eggs, boiled eggs, poached eggs, deviled eggs, scrambled eggs, chocolate eggs... you name it!”

Flower Dance

“Frog season is really starting to pick up.”

The Luau

“These blasted sand-flies keep landing on the food!”

Dance of the Moonlight Jellies

“Moonlight Jellies'... I wonder how they taste? I would never try it, of course!”

Stardew Valley Fair

“Eat as much as you like! It's all free today... compliments of Mayor Lewis. Oh! Make sure to dribble some of my secret sauce on there.”

Spirit's Eve

“It's a lot of fun to cook with pumpkin. Such an interesting fruit.”

Festival of Ice

“Sorry there's no food. Just wait until the Feast of the Winter Star. You'll be stuffed for days.”

Feast of the Winter Star

“It's a fine art, making candy canes. You've really got to search far and wide for the best ingredients. They aren't easy to come by these days! I usually use Fern Island Ringfruit for my premier canes, you know. You can't beat that bright red coloring... And it's all natural! Oh, you want to know the secret to my deluxe double-canes? Okay, but you've got to promise absolute secrecy. *whisper* It's a drop of vanilla in the white candy to complement the cherry flavor. Of course, peppermint candy canes are the standard, and I always make a healthy batch of those as well.

Hey, you look like you're falling asleep. Are you okay?”


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  • 1.4: Fixed bug where all recipes would be sent at 3 friendship hearts. Added 5-heart event.