The Surly Goat

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The Surly GoatThe Surly Goat
BA SCORE
98
world-class

32 Reviews
Reviews: 32
Visits: 52
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: n/a
Taps: 27
Bottles: 100
Cask: Y
[ Bar ]

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

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Reviews: 32 | Visits: 52
Reviews by WOTO97:
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4.09/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

All-in-all a great spot for a location in dire need of a solid beer bar. The bar actually reminded me of a Chicago bar, which is definitely a good thing: focus on hanging out with a great patio area. While there, I had a consecration, three sheets, idiot, and the craftsman saison. All were solid as expected. The service was great; the bartender was generous with tasters and friendly banter at the bar. Service lost some points for simply because the bartender working there didn't have a very solid beer knowledge. Aside from that, very friendly and diligent. I must also note I visited on a Sunday evening and the place was relatively empty. The selection was pretty good. Admittedly, Beachwood has a better selection of the hard to find stuff, but from the looks of this spot, the Goat is surely on its way to greatness. Definitely a fun spot and worth the trek if you are considering visiting. (899 characters)

More User Reviews:
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4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Alpha309
4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great and knowledgeable bartenders and very prompt with their service. Constantly checking on customers to make sure that everything is good. Beer selection is top notch. All taps are rotating and you can never be sure what they are going to have when you pop in. They have both very rare beers, and the common but great beers on a regular basis. (350 characters)

Photo of d_kizzle
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.3/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jwolfe1311
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Pretty much the best. Gets really busy weekend nights. nice and dive-y but not dirty. (87 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of mhksuccess
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

One of the best spots in the los angeles area
they always are friendly even when gets crowded
always has a variety of great beers on tap and the bottle service is awesome at a fair price
no cover charge and great dj on saturday night
would definite recommend checking out this spot for sure
A+++ (298 characters)

Photo of tpix
3.28/5  rDev -27.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

In my experience I could not describe this as a quiet place. I made the mistake of visiting on Karaoke night, and a constantly painful caterwauling left a slightly unpleasant aftertaste in my Saison. The selection of beers was quite impressive, and the service was quite cordial. It is in a fairly dense part of West Hollywood, so parking can be problematic. I will give this another chance on a night that is not Wednesday. (424 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

Photo of euskera
4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
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.. (269 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA
98 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.