The Surly Wench
The Surly Wench
Owner "Raymond"
Employees Scarlett (Now Hiring!)
Hours of Operation 2 PM — 2 AM, every day
Current Status Open for Business
People Come Here For… Drinks, live music

A punk rock pub through and through, The Surly Wench is dim, cramped, and incredibly popular. It's a small, rectangular venue with a bar bordering one entire wall. Despite this, ordering a drink on a weekend can be an exercise in line-waiting and rib-elbowing. There are a few small tables ringed with high stools for seating, but these are prime real estate. The majority of the patrons are forced to stand shoulder-to-shoulder on any given night. Almost half of the cramped interior is devoted to a low stage for live music. There's no dance floor. If you feel the need, you'll have to thrash in place.

Major IC Events


  • Catherine Chesterfield played solo sets at the club three nights a week from early September to December 2008. She had a musical styling and personality that fired up the room, becoming a fixture of their live-music nights. She emulated a big cat in her performances, prowling the stage like a panther while dressed in all black to simulate the fur color. Her departure was abrupt and unexplained to the audience frequenting the place.


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