The Surly Goat | West Hollywood, California
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The Surly Goat
Excellent based on 15 ratings
Type: Bar

7929 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, California United States 90046 [ print map ]
323 650 4628 | facebook | twitter

Hours: opens @6

Mayor: ChinoSkillzian (1) | Taps: 27 | Bottles: 50+

The Surly Goat

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Beer Available At The Surly Goat (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Delirium Nocturnum 92, New Belgium La Folie 100, Russian River Row 2/Hill 56 99, Beachwood Street 3, Block 2 96, Allagash Century Ale 99
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15 reviews for The Surly Goat
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  77%
 Selection  84%
 Food  45%
 Value  68%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
jrallen34  (500) Chicago, Illinois | July 5, 2014
Really fun spot to hang out. A big bar, vip section, tables, muralled out door bench, and a game room, so many things to do. Lots of surly goats decorations, give it a fun but serious touch. 27 drafts and a cask. Menu updated daily. I like how they list an upcoming keg under certain beers that are running low, lets you know if you need to grab something. Quality of drafts is off the charts. Mostly local stuff that is killer, Hoppy Birthday, PtE, and Haberno Knuckle Sandwhich, are you kidding me? They offer tasters of each beer as well so you can tick the whole menu like I did. Pretty decent bottle list but nothing crazy you must get. Helpful and knowledgable stuff. I’ll be back for sure despite slightly overpriced draft prices.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
tabearden  (2) California | February 21, 2014
One of the best beer bars in the area. Great selection, great atmosphere and great service.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 28, 2013
Visited on a bar hopping tour through Hollywood starting at Blue Palms. This place was really busy but we were lucky enough to get to the bar right as two people were leaving. The beer list is pretty good and they have some neat bottles too. The service can be good but can also act like they’re too busy to deal with you. The food was pretty good. We split a pizza that had goat cheese and a few other California type ingredients on it. Thin crust of course. This place is also really close to Amoeba which is a big plus.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | March 6, 2013
Not exactly the most appealing place from the outside: dull, dark, no indication of what’s contained within. Inside, it’s got the typical dark, almost diver bar feel. But the decor and feel is a bit more lounge-like. Pretty solid selection of beers on draft and a quality, but limited bottle selection. Service was quick and moderately friendly. Prices are very Hollywood. A cool place to hang out.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
johnbuck100  (23) Lancaster, Pennsylvania | May 13, 2012
Really nice micro tap selection, very laid back - hard to find but worth the search for a true beer freak. A winner.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
getset_go  (1) West Hollywood, | March 20, 2012| Updated March 21, 2012
Ambiance - Foosball, shuffleboard, STREET FIGHTER machine, two outdoor spaces, posters of goats and beers, and a huge goat head above the bar!!! Service - come between 6-8, happy hour. Any later and it’s busy as any other bar in the area, you’ll have to line up at the end of the bar and wait. Some of the bartenders know their shit, some are just pretty faces. All are friendly in my experience. Selection - don’t believe me? Food - Baby Blues BBQ is next door and delivers free to the bar (menus upon request at the bar), and you can bring in any food you want, so it’s actually an ideal situation. Value - 6-8 happy hour is $4 each for a selection of four of the more common/boring beers. $4 for ’well’ shots and mixed drinks too! Otherwise prices comparable to bars in the area. Overall - This place kicks ass! If you’re in WeHo, between this and Blue Palms you can get your fix of delicious craft beer, including plenty of local breweries.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
FullObs  (10) Illinois | December 20, 2011
Small dark bar. Nice tap tap of about 20 with some good stuff. A temp contolled celler with a few rare and obscure treats albeit very pricey for those. Was tere early so not sure how it is during prime hours but overall recommended if you are in west hollywood ths is a good place to start.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
MattH  (60) California | November 10, 2011
Good tap selection of beers that are hard to find. Plus, their website has an up to date tap list so you know exactly what they have before you go. The bar itself is interesting. In a good way. When I was there they were playing some good 70s songs that I love, including Bobby Womack’s "If You Think You’re Lonely Now", Hall and Oates’ "Sara Smile", and The Floaters’ "Float On". On television, since no sports were going on that day, they were playing a movie, which was pretty cheesy, but funny. The bartenders were pretty nice and they told me that they have to take a beer certification course, so I’m guessing they know about beer. Overall, I’d say this is a place worth checking out.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan  (65) Los Angeles County, California | June 10, 2011
Ambiance: A total dive/grandma type bar. Really dark and divey. Most of the time there is music going. The people look really trendy who go there.

Service: I delt with some grumpy bar tenders, but the owners are cool as hell.

Selection: Great mix of popular craft beers.

Value: Decently priced draft beers and bottle list.

Overall: Not quite my cup of tea. I like Verdugo better.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 7/20
CantillonKing  (11) , California | March 18, 2011
Terrible service and selection. Lots of dbags here too

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