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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

62 Ratings
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Taps: 94
Bottles: 128
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

14999 Montfort Dr
Dallas, Texas, 75254-7519
United States
phone: (972) 934-2537

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @flyingsauceradd

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Reviews by jim102864:
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3.35/5  rDev -17.7%

Something like the third FS I've visited across this great land. Probably the least friendly and inviting of all of 'em, but still a good place to get above-average beer in a somewhat difficult city to get good beer. Addison is a bit of a drive and northwest of Dallas proper. Nearly all of the FS's have visually appealing waitresses so it was a first that this place frankly did not. Not that that's the most important thing to most patrons, but given the way they dress them up in all locations, ie plaid "school girl" skirts and tshirts, and given the proximity to Dallas, you'd expect more. Hard to get used to smoking in bars again, however, thankfully, other than the loser in the goofy cowboy hat and boots sucking on Marlboros with his gal, and drinking Bud (what else?)the annoyance was kept to a minimum. The scene was basically the same as the others too what with the pennies lined along the wall of taps behind the bar and the plates everywhere and leather couches in one corner. This bar seated about 15. Rather quiet night (a Wednesday in February). The chick behind the bar was rather aloof and humorless as was her equally young, muscle bound (and damn proud of it) colleague who came in later. As to the beer, probably the limpest selection of the locations I've visited but that's all relative given the low expectations you have to have in this part of the country. Prices are expensive (ie a bomber of St Bernardus Abt 12 for $16; a bomber of Allagash Dubbel for $14) yet some selections were typical for even my more expensive region of the country, such as a bomber of Avery Reverend for $11, which I enjoyed first. I had to go that way since they were out of both my first and second choices, Tilburg's Dutch Brown and Duvel (how can you run out of Duvel?) respectively. I finished my visit with a Koningshoeven Dubbel Trappist. Overall a decent stop in an area with relatively few decent options. If the staff can shake the 'tudes and smile every now and again, that would be an improvement.

jim102864, Mar 06, 2008
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While on a recent Dallas weekend trip I was looking for a place to grab a good beer and watch Thunder Grizzlies game three. After calling and speaking to the helpful bartender, this place looked like it fit the bill.

The first thing I noticed was how open this place was, with patio seating and a couple of rooms off to the sides which should accommodate just about anyone's particular preference in that sense. All beer was served in the proper glassware of course. Would be surprised at the beer places that do not adhere to this, but it seems to be less common and beer drinkers become more sophisticated. Selection was good.

Prices were fair with a nice array of styles at differing price points. Started off with the fire sale Big Sky Saison then had an Abt 12 as well as some chili queso, which was nothing special, but then again chips and queso aren't supposed to be special, but just serve the purpose of getting some food in the belly. Had spent some time drinking at Deep Ellum Brewery, and was a bit fully already, so cut this visit a bit short

Waitress was nice and did her job well, but was not a firecracker, which is not a problem. I would rather get served than get chatted up to be honest. Her beer knowledge was good, and I have no complaints there. I don't expect a cicerone.

I approached my first visit to a Flying Saucer a bit apprehensive about the smoke and noise, and am pleased to say on this day that was not a problem. I left pleased, except for my not so pleasant conversation with the douche-bag who decided he wanted to watch hockey with one minute left on the clock and a tie ballgame between OKC and Memphis. I chose not to let this guy be a reflection on the establishment, but thought management could have asked him to wait until the end of the game instead of changing the channel, as it was obvious I had been cheering for the Thunder for its entirety.

Overall there's really nothing to set The Flying Saucer apart from any other good beer bar, but then again I couldn't find anything major to gripe about beyond Mr. Assholio either. Would definitely visit again if in the area.

stephens101, May 24, 2013
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%

Visited this particular Flying Saucer location in Addison during a visit. Always love the ambience at Flying Saucer - with the saucers up on the walls recognizing all-time great beer drinkers to have entered the coveted doors of this place. At this woodsy location there were three different areas to sit - a semi-outdoor (in the summer) front area. A cool main seating area in the middle, and the Pub of Love, which is a smokeylounge area in the back with beat up old couches to slouch on. Sexy waitresses serving up good beer. Can't beat that! Amable tvs surrounded the area. Food was just mediocore at best. I wouldn't recommend eating here except maybe for selected apps or pizza (can't go wrong with that). I wasn't a fan of their spices that they seem to OD on just about everything. Now onto the beers - GREAT vast beer collection. I quite enjoyed their local Texas beers - I was able to try the Live Oak Oaktoberfest as well as some locals from Saint Arnolds, etc.

CuriousMonk, Oct 25, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -16.5%

Summary: Loud and smoky. What you might have expected from a Flying Saucer before more progressive smoking laws were passed.

Loud and busy on a Thursday night. Parking lot was full, hard to find a space. Atmosphere is similar to many Saucers, soft chairs, lots of picnic tables, etc. I'm docking them points because of the inescapable smoky atmosphere. (The smoking allowed in the bar area easily makes its way into the much smaller nonsmoking areas which were only separated by open doors.) Service was questionable from the wait person (serviced many around us but not us for long periods), but very good from the beer tender. I'd score the former a 2 and the later a 4.5. Score reflects the fact that most of the "service" came from the wait person. Typical FS selection, lots of regional including two beers from the only brewery I'm aware of in the Metroplex. Quality was good, in general, at least for the two drafts I wound up with. Tasted the cask first which was a good thing. Oktoberfest with a sour milk characteristic. When I told the beer tender all he said was "I don't drink cask." Would I return? Given the smoke and service, I'd look for another place first.

LittleDon, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of Yetiman420
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%

Was able to make a quick stop on the way from a meeting to the airport.

I've been to Flying Saucer's in Nashville, Memphis, and Little Rock and have found them to be a solid choice when seeking out good beer in less-than-desirable beer areas.

I began at a table near the bar and eventually moved to one of the comfy couches in the back when Texas' outdated indoor smoking policy prevented me from enjoying my beers.

I began with the Live Oak hefe which I've been wanting to try for the longest time and was not let down. From there, I went with the 5 beer sampler - Live Oak pils, 512 two, Real Ale full moon rye PA, Franconia dunkel, 512 pecan cask. Getting all these quality TX beers on tap at a single stop speaks volumes about the focus on good beer at FS. In fact no crap on tap or in bottles as far as I'm concerned. If a good beer is available in the area, the can or will have it.

Yetiman420, Sep 08, 2010
Photo of treque
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%

Awesome place!! this place made me a beer lover, the samples are very usefull and all recommendations were apporpiated

Whenever I come back to US for sure i will lock forward to go again and again.

What I appreciate the most are the different offers they have amd the promos, you could get an Obama pint or special bottles with the brand on it.

The food was nice, and the atmosphere it was good enough, it was kind of empty but probably it was just not a busy day.

Nice selection on draft, bottle and some cans, they have some out of stock but that is ok

treque, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of RobertTh3Texian
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%

I love Flying Saucers all over, but this one on this day in dueche town central pissed me off. They had six different taps up one the wall that I couldn't drink because of the fact that they were out or as with the (512) Pecan Porter, they couldn't serve until the dist. got there. While a legitament reason, why on earth were they out of so much beer and why were the taps still up their. One of the taps had "been gone for like a week". I understand this is a busy local and they go through a lot of this very tasty beer but if the taps are spent, either take them off the wall or put a tap sock on it like FS usually do. Plus my waitress seemed to be pissed that I was only ordering from their list of beers that they aint got. Other than that good day. Got some Festena Peche and Live Oak Hefe. But for shame on your customer service this day.

RobertTh3Texian, Jun 14, 2010
Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

Stopped in for happy hour on a Wednesday night.

Don't remember specifically what the special was (either happy hour or whatever the theme was), but everything was reasonably priced. Massive selection of TX beers and national brands, but also too many BMC and other useless brands.

Scantily-clad servers are all around. Everyone's friendly enough though they can't really chat about craft beer. Not a big deal for me.

Had a Rahr's beer that was very tasty, then had a New Belgium Ranger IPA (yum) & 1 other forgettable national craft. I had low expectations for the bratwurst nachos, but they were loaded and had alot of flavor.

Was shocked to see people smoking - there are places in the US that still allow this obnoxious behavior? (Off soap-box). Dug the atmosphere but this dragged it down. It got busy and the place had a haze of smoke. Blech.

Been to a few of the other FS spots and this one compares favorably. Worth a stop if you're in N Dallas/Addison.

SunDevilBeer, Jun 12, 2010
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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Dallas, TX
91 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.