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The Surly Goat

Not Rated.
The Surly GoatThe Surly Goat

Taps: 27 / Bottles: 100
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
98
world-class

40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.24%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]

7929 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, California, 90046-5107
United States
phone: (323) 650-4628

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @surlygoatbar

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(Place added by: verdugobar on 02-08-2010)
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Reviews by Philousa:
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Philousa

California

4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

The Goat is the best beer bar I've found in the greater LA area. A year ago, this might not have held much weight, but there are burgeoning spots that are making themselves known in LA, so I think this is a pretty bold statement. Bear in mind, I haven't been to most every great beer bar in LA, so take it with a grain of salt. each time I've been there, they have local stuff that's either hard to find or is different than what you'd find anywhere but the tasting room from which it was brewed. They also have a great selection of craft beer across the US that you might not find on the west coast, such as slightly rare DFH or Avery beers. Their choice of beer leans heavily towards the US craft beer, but they have a couple taps devoted to the Belgian or German brews.

The only reasons I docked points is the area and the atmosphere. They really go for a clubby feel on the weekends, and the cool atmosphere is just a bit too dark for my preference. It doesn't really lend towards a friendly atmosphere in which you could easily strike up a conversation with a fellow craft beer advocate. The area sucks for parking if you go on a weekend, too. I guess that's Hollywood for you, though.

Despite my minor gripes, I will seek out The Goat in the future and I recommend you do the same.

12-27-2011 22:26:37 | More by Philousa
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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California

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California

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

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euskera

North Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

An oasis for beer geeks in a desert of stores on Santa Monica Boulevard. Cool, quirkly laid-back atmosphere, excellent selection, great service. Beer list is always slightly different when I go there, which I most definitely enjoy.

Always on my list when I visit LA..

03-30-2014 14:59:20 | More by euskera
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raulstotle12

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA
98 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.