Odeed (15) Bakersfield , California | March 3, 2010
what can i say,this place is awesome.nice atmosphere,the staff is friendly and funny,and the selection is top notch.i think this will be my new hang out in l.a.
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? 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.