The Surly Goat

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

33 Reviews
The Surly GoatThe Surly Goat
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

7929 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, California, 90046-5107
United States

(323) 650-4628 | map
www.surlygoat.com

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Added by verdugobar on 02-08-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
56
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
6.52%
 
 
Taps:
27
Bottles/Cans:
100
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 56
Reviews by SubpoenaDeuces:
Photo of SubpoenaDeuces
4.19/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Absolut
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Trendies craft beer bar. Staff is knowledgable and understands the beer. They will talk beer and strike a fine balance between fans and sellers. Only downside is low foox

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Photo of Mista_Carta
4.33/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of sillyhed8
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Ooooh....had my bourbon county with vanilla here...couldn't be better

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Photo of SDStoutly
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of oldsailor
4.39/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Alpha309
4.89/5  rDev +6.3%
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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Photo of d_kizzle
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of HopHead84
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of jwolfe1311
5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of aoampm
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mhksuccess
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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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Photo of tpix
3.28/5  rDev -28.7%
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 -2.2%

Photo of Mdavies021
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of RolandBlunts
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SirBentham
3.75/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -18.5%

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The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA
99 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.
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