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The Surly Goat

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The Surly GoatThe Surly Goat
BA SCORE
97
world-class

51 Ratings
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: n/a
Taps: 27
Bottles: 100
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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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4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Alpha309
4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.3/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jwolfe1311
5/5  rDev +12.1%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of mhksuccess
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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+++

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3.28/5  rDev -26.5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of euskera
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
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..

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a really cool place and really stands out in an area that doesn't have much to offer in the way of beer bars.

You would walk right by the place if you weren't looking for it as there is no branding on the outside except for their logo and there was no indication from the outside that this beer even had beer, let alone craft beer.

The atmosphere is really cool. Clean and pleasant with a bit of an old school feel to it. One bonus for me was that they were playing 90's alternative music.

Selection was excellent. Nothing extraordinary on tap, although they had Abyss on deck that wasn't tapped while I was there. Good selection of styles too, with a mix of IPA/DIPA, stouts, saisons, Belgian Ales, etc. Pliny was on tap too.

Don't miss this place if you are in the area.

Photo of pmoore311
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome bar, great atmosphere and great location and good tunes. Being from the Detroit area and in the Los Angeles area often for work, this is my go to spot. This is also the place where I had the pleasure to have my first PtE on tap so maybe I am partial. Definitely worth checking out.

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The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA
97 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.