Party Earth Review Beer lovers and laid-back partiers alike will love The Surly Goat, a mellow modern interpretation of the average beer bar. Preppy locals and young professionals belly up to the curved bar to ask the friendly staff about... ... read full review
7929 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
M–F 6pm–2am, Sa–Su 1pm–2am
West Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Beer lovers and laid-back partiers alike will love The Surly Goat, a mellow modern interpretation of the average beer bar.
Preppy locals and young professionals belly up to the curved bar to ask the friendly staff about the extensive menus scrawled on the chalkboards or to savor their hard-to-find draught beer selections under the glowering gaze of the stuffed goat’s head.
A long banquette and scattered tables offer plenty of space for easygoing regulars, frat boys, and groups of girls to flirt and chat to a soundtrack of rock, or take in the goat paraphernalia and classic movies playing over the bar.
Patrons who prefer some friendly competition can head upstairs to the game room to play foosball and Pac-Man, while those in the mood to unwind can kick back at the picnic tables beneath the twinkling lights on the balcony patio. A low-key weekday scene gives way to rowdier weekends, when the singles crowd shows up to party and mingle.
Regardless of the night, however, The Surly Goat promises patrons a relaxed but spirited good time and some of the best suds in the city.
Beer lovers, neighborhood regulars, preppies, young professionals, and frat boys, early 20s to 40s.
iPod playlist and DJs W–Sa 10pm–2am playing everything from rock during the week, to rap and techno Th–Sa. TVs showing classic movies. Shuffleboard, foosball, and old-school Pac-Man machine.
Baby Blues BBQ (7953 Santa Monica Boulevard) offers free delivery of their full menu at the bar. Happy Hour M–F 6–8pm, Sa–Su 1–3pm.
Beer $5+, wine $6–$10, cocktails $6–$10. Valet $6+.
Casual: t-shirts, jeans, baseball hats, after-work attire, casual dresses.
Fridays and Saturdays for the busiest scene.
Baby Blues BBQ (7953 Santa Monica Boulevard) next door is a good place for hearty southern grub before or after a little beer sampling.