COLUMBUS, OHIO – What kind of dreams come true? My kind of dreams. Surly Girl Saloon is an alternate kitschy universe where lunch is served on red plastic trays, the meals are all comfort, and the beer is brewed by women. When inside, I like to pretend that calories don’t count. I could live in that universe all day every day. Bonus: it’s reminiscent of a haunted mansion, glittering chandelier and creepy black-and-white portraits and all.
This is Midwestern meat-and-potatoes cooking with extra cheese and cream on top. Personal favorites include the Frito Pie appetizer (Fritos and chili), an ultra savory Chicken Pot Pie and an absolutely incredible White Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup. Order a Swashbuckler Super Supper Tray if you want said red plastic tray, a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting AND a secret treasure. Secret treasures range from pirate coloring books to skull wristbands.
Another bonus: come early for their happy hour specials (deals on women-brewed beer and cocktails like Cougar Water, The Salty Wench, The Shady Lady and Surly Temple) or stay late. The kitchen is open until 2 AM. Surly Girl Saloon brings a whole new meaning to post-midnight dining.