Where to find Gus in Stardew Valley: Gifts, birthday, can you marry him, more

Stephanie Zucarelli
Gus in Stardew Valley

Gus in Stardew Valley is one of the most lovable NPCs in the entire game, and many players wonder if there’s any way to get closer to him while building their farm.

Stardew Valley is filled with villagers who give life to Pelican Town’s everyday routine. As the owner of The Stardrop Saloon, Gus is a key NPC to make happy while trying to keep your farm in top shape.

If you’re wondering where to find him and how to get on his good side, here’s everything you need to know about Gus in Stardew Valley, including his birthday, Heart events, and more.

Where is Gus in Stardew Valley?

In Stardew Valley, you can find Gus working at The Stardrop Saloon in Pelican Town, which opens from 12 PM until 12:30 AM every day. After the Beach Resort on Ginger Island is unlocked, Gus will also randomly spend a day there.

If you want to know where to find Gus any time, here’s his usual daily schedule:

  • Normal schedule
    • 8 AM: In his room, sitting on the couch.
    • 12 PM: Cleans glasses behind the bar.
    • 4:30 PM Tends the bar.
    • 12 AM: Goes to his bedroom to sleep.
  • Rainy Day schedule
    • 8 AM: In his room, sitting on the couch.
    • 12 PM: Cleans glasses behind the bar.
    • 4:30 PM: Quits cleaning glasses and tends the bar.
    • 12 AM: Goes to his bedroom to sleep.
  • Monday schedule
    • 8:30 AM Leaves home to go to Pierre’s General Store.
    • 11:00 AM Returns to the Saloon.
    • 12:00 AM Goes to his bedroom to sleep.
  • Tuesday (Community Center repaired)
    • 8 AM: Sitting on the couch in his room.
    • 8.30 AM Goes to the kitchen in the Community Center.
    • 12:30 PM Returns to the Saloon to tend the bar.
    • 12 AM Goes to his bedroom to sleep.
  • Sunday – Alex’s 14-heart event
    • 8 AM Sitting on the couch, in his room.
    • 11:40 PM Cleans glasses behind the bar.
    • 3 PM Goes to tend the bar.
    • 12 AM Goes to his bedroom to sleep.

When is Gus’ birthday in Stardew Valley?

Gus’ birthday in Stardew Valley is in Fall 4. Keep in mind that if you gift Gus something he likes on his birthday, it will have eight times more of the effect compared to normal days, and will trigger a unique dialogue with the NPC.

Gus will gift you his secret recipe after you get enough hearts with him.
Gus will appear at your doorstep to give you the Mini-Jukebox blueprints if he likes you enough.

Can you marry Gus in Stardew Valley?

No, you can’t marry Gus in Stardew Valley, although players have requested ConcernedApe to add him as a romanceable NPC, since he’s an easy-going guy who always tries to take care of villagers.

Sadly, the developers haven’t made him a character that players can marry, but some mods made by the community can unlock this option.

Stardew Valley: Favorite gifts for Gus

If you’re wondering what gifts to get Gus in Stardew Valley to boost his hearts, here’s a list of his likes and dislikes:

  • Loves: All universal loves, Diamonds, Escargot, Fish Taco, Orange, and Tropical Curry.
  • Like: All universal likes (except Coleslaw), and Daffodil.
  • Neutral: All Universal Neutrals, all Eggs (except Void Egg), all Fruit (except Fruit Tree fruit and Salmonberry), all Milk, Chanterelle, Common Mushroom, Dandelion, Ginger, Hazelnut, Leek, Magma Cap, Morel, Purple Mushroom, Snow Yam, and Winter Root.
  • Dislike: All universal dislikes, Salmonberry, and Wild Horseradish.
  • Hate: All universal hates, Coleslaw, Holly, and Quartz.

Stardew Valley: All Gus Heart Events

Here’s the list of Gus’ Heart Events in Stardew Valley and how to get them.

Gus will tell you about his problems with Pam in one of his events.
You can trigger one of his Heart Events by simply visiting him at the Saloon.
  • Three hearts: Gus will send you the “Salmon Dinner” recipe in the mail just as you reach a three-heart friendship with him.
  • Four hearts: If you enter the Saloon during open hours, you’ll find Gus sitting at one of the tables. After asking what’s wrong, he’ll confess that the Saloon is having financial troubles and that it will be helpful if Pam starts paying her tab. Just as he describes this, Pam will enter and ask for a drink on her tab. If you choose to tell her that the Saloon isn’t doing well, Pam will pay her tab off, which will add +15 friendship with Gus.
  • Five hearts: Gus will appear with a pot of sauce outside your house, on any non-rainy day between 6 AM and 11:30 AM. He’ll then give you an old Mini-Jukebox and the recipe to craft more of them.
  • Seven hearts: Gus will send you the “Cranberry Sauce” recipe after reaching seven hearts with him.

That’s everything about Gus in Stardew Valley. If you want to know more about ConcernedApe’s game, you can check our guides below:

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