A cool new pub in West Hollywood.
Beer fans will be ecstatic over Ryan Sweeney’s new beer-centric bar at Santa Monica and Fairfax. It’s called THE SURLY GOAT. Sweeney, who also owns popular bar Verdugo, named his new place for the billygoat, the symbol of German bock beer – and, yes, there’s a taxidermied billygoat above the bar, as well as goat-themed artwork everywhere. This is a real neighborhood pub — no velvet ropes, no cover charge, and no attitude. Sweeney is a beer geek’s beer geek. He keeps a dozen or more taps of fresh draft on rotation, including Belgian and German specialties as well as obscure domestic beers—some of them brewed just for The Surly Goat. Ryan is usually on hand and always ready to discuss beer. There’s also a full bar. The Surly Goat -7929 Santa Monica Boulevard.