United States > California > West Hollywood
t0rin0 (960) Riverslime, California | July 28, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
brokensail (619) Orange County, California | March 6, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
johnbuck100 (19) Lancaster, Pennsylvania | May 13, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice micro tap selection, very laid back - hard to find but worth the search for a true beer freak. A winner.
getset_go (1) West Hollywood, | March 20, 2012| Updated March 21, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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? http://www.surlygoat.com/onTap.php
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.
FullObs (5) Illinois | December 20, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
MattH (44) California | November 10, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
LtDan (65) Los Angeles County, California | June 10, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
CantillonKing (11) , California | March 18, 2011
32 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 7/20
Terrible service and selection. Lots of dbags here too
socaltay (7) Ventura, California | February 17, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I was at the Surly Goat during the Russian River tap takeover, so my idea of the bar may be different than the regular experience, due in part to the high quality of the taps. They had a huge selection of beers that night, however; to be objective some people were disappointed not to be able to try the main beer of the evening. I can understand their anger, but I got there early because I had heard of the craziness that has come to be expected and didn’t want to chance not being able to sample it. Great bar, a little too far to be a regular hangout for me.
BMan1113VR (345) Los Angeles, California | February 16, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited on the night of a special event. I don’t really have a desire to go back anytime soon, and well never return on a special event night. I am going to try to keep this review as fair as possible. Parking is street parking a few blocks away. The exterior screams dive bar (a concrete block painted matte black. The inside is really nice look. Good looking bar, dark, nice colors, nice tap wall. Beers are clearly posted (and their website’s tap list is all up to date). No food available. Selection appears to be on par with the best beer bars in LA. Staff wasn’t friendly (to put it nicely), but they were slammed on a busy night. Ryan (the owner) is a good guy and is doing great things for the LA beer scene, but he cannot seem to run a special event to save his life. I won’t go into details, but I ended up waiting from 4:30pm till a 6pm opening...in line, and was not able to get the main beer of the event (as they advertised). The staff was actually abrasively rude about it and the owner played favorites (40 servings, 10 ounce servings at that, from a sixtel available to the public?! Come on). Ryan appears to be quite aggressively unapologetic about it on beer advocate. That’s all that I have to say about that. This is by far the fairest review that I can write, I am being very generous.
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