The Surly Goat
Taps: 27 / Bottles: 100
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SubpoenaDeuces:
4.19/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | $$
First and foremost, this and Verdugo are my favorite spots in LA. I love the bottle list and amazing taplist this location offers. The special monthly events keep things interesting as well. The prices are incredible especially when you consider the west hollywood area and the quality of items on tap. I once got a tulip of consecration for $7 I believe, well below retail.
The only complaint I have about this place is some spotty problems with bartenders occasionally. I love the owner Alan and he always makes sure that we have a good time however, there are several instances where I requested something from the bottle list that was unavailable and I was ostracized for having requested it. Come on, if you saw Papier for $40, you would request it wouldnt you? Another instance I requested a certain batch of Temptation and they brought up a different bottle and I didnt want a different batch and the bartender mocked me behind my back and my friend called her out on it. Rough spots to an overall excellent place. It would take a lot more to keep me from coming back to this awesome establishment.
The shuffleboard tables are great and the mix of people is perfect. There's Voyeur right next door so when clubsters get heismanned at that spot you get an influx of random people that pepper the place up with a great vibe.
Overall, this place is a gem and I regularly blow my friends minds from out of town when we can sit down and enjoy a batch 4 bottle of temptation when the need arises. keep up the good work.
05-18-2011 18:06:37 | More by SubpoenaDeuces
More User Reviews:
4.72/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
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
The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA
98 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.