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Surly Girl Saloon
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 5
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1126 N High St
phone: (614) 294-4900
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-09-2005)
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| Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The western/goth atmosphere is amazing in this Short North spot. The quality is solid--the food being good (check out the "Sausage Party" if you're a carnivore, if not, plenty of vegitarian options grace the menu) and the draft selection being excellent. Right now you can find Piraat Ale, Brasserie du Rocs, Tupper Hop Pocket, and many other craft beers on draft.
The bartenders pour everything into a proper glass. If you're strapped for cash, you can order a Miller High Life or Pabst Blue Ribbon on draft (or in a 22oz can), but no Bud, Bud Light, or Miller Lite.
The juke box rocks and you never have to drink a bad beer.
09-11-2006 20:51:30 |
More by Osiris9588
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Visited this place on my birthday beer run to Columbus on June 26th, 2006.
Super easy to find as it's located right on High Street.
Dark red lighting and alot of cowboy/girl stuff adorns the walls and shelves. A cozy little hangout.
They had I would like to say roughly 20 drafts from all over the world. Brasserie De Rocs, Stoudt's IIPA, to name names. Bottle selection was slim, but the choices on draft were solid.
Didn't have any food but the beer was reasonable. 5 Bucks for a snifter of the Stoudt's IIPA is fine by me.
06-28-2006 00:23:51 |
More by trep
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Surly Girl is a new place in the Short North opened by the same owner of the great spot, Betty's. Elizabeth Lessner opened with Carmen Owens and Marcy Mays (of the local band, Scrawl). It shoots for a red district old style saloon and has alot of skulls around the bar. The bar is long and has a huge tap selection, which is to be expected from this owner. The food is different from Betty's, aiming more for a "like mom used to make" style and does a very good job of it. The back area is control by Marcy Mays and features DJs and small acts to go check out while you are having a great beer. Word of caution, on the weekends, getting a seat/table in here in the evenings can be hard and be prepared for a wait. The ambiance and the crowd that hangs out there is great and accounts for the popularity.
05-25-2006 23:28:55 |
More by Wildman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Surly Girl is a nice new addition to the range of bars and restaurants along High Street, in the Short North, Columbus' arts district. They're an off-shoot of the popular Betty's just down the street - just as good quality and service, but with a little more seating. The decor is all about cowgirls, and that theme extends into their food and beer selection. For dinner I had the "BLT & A," a bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado sandwich.
Service was great - nice and fast. Food was excellent. Tasted nice and fresh, great portions. Good value for the money.
Good selection of beers, too. In keeping with the theme of the restaurant, they highlight a number of microbrews specifically made by female brewers, such as Stoudt's. A lot of recognizable names like Bell's, Arcadia, and New Holland, too.
It's nice that they're open until 2 a.m. daily - one of the few places around with good food that stays open that late.
05-10-2006 02:04:58 |
More by ndekke39
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Surly girl is a small place in the short north district. It's got great decor with a pseudo semi-pirate motif. A large hallway shape, small but large enough to comfortably seat bar patrons and diners. All sorts of rustic stuff lining the wall, signs, mirrors, etc. Definitely not a conservative place, stylistically, or or by patron. The people in there are mixed, from 20 to 40 yrs old, not the typical college crowd.
The beer selection on tap is amazing. The Piraat Belgian Tripel IPA being a favorite of mine. The food is very good, and service is good too. A good place, conversations are easy to get into there--with the bar staff or others. It is a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for -- a great drinking/dining experience.
04-02-2006 14:21:34 |
More by nitemarebrewer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
I'm glad Dogbrick already reviewed this place. I kept wondering for months why someone hadn't until now!
This place is great. I've been quite a few times, and each time have sen new and interesting beers on tap. As said, Bells, Avery, Arcadia are well represented, and will no doubt see Founders here I'm sure as was the case at Betty's down the road. Also, my first visit they had a few Belgians on tap as well (not sure if they still do).
Service is great. Samples are readily given by the bartender, for a nominal fee. I asked for a sample of the Piraat and got close to 6 oz. for fifty cents. Not bad, right? Everyone of the staff we interacted with were really friendly and looked like they were having fun.
The decor is great. Bordello meets frontier meets pirate ship. Really something to behold.
The food was so-so the only time I visited, but I only got the hummus plate. Perhaps the other items are much better.
I find that this place is best to visit early to mid afternoon where it is moderately empty. Look out though, as it gets jam packed in the evenings!
My favorite place for good beer at this moment.
03-16-2006 01:59:21 |
More by andyo
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Surly Girl, which is an offshoot of the excellent Betty's, is situated near the corner of High and 5th Street on the northern fringe of the Short North. Street parking is available in all directions.
The atmosphere is really good, it employs a cowgirl kitsch. Deep maroon tones with candlelight, cowgirl art and a big chandelier make for a really cozy and eye-pleasing visit. The building is pretty narrow, with the bar along the left side and high tables in the front and right. There is also a stage area in the back where local bands regularly play.
The beer selection is really good. They have around 25 taps, with a great variety. Brewers such as Bell's, Rogue, New Holland and Avery are represented. They usually have one or two "big" beers like Southern Tier Jav-ah or Stoudt's Double IPA on draught too. They only carry a couple bottled beers, and next to no imports though.
Service here is friendly and efficient, and my visit was on a Monday night.
Surly Girl has a pretty good array of foods from appetizers to entrees. The Chips & Queso and Surly Girl Salad were both very tasty. I will definitely try more of their grub when I visit again.
All in all this place is fun with a great beer list, good food and live music. It is hard to find much wrong with an establishment like this.
03-14-2006 14:48:52 |
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