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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

54 Ratings
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.74%
Taps: 82
Bottles: 140
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

11255 Huebner Rd
Ste 212
San Antonio, Texas, 78230-1685
United States
phone: (210) 696-5080

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @flyingsaucersa

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Reviews by TheChauffeur1:
Photo of TheChauffeur1
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Have been to several and this was better than most. I think it may be the excellent outside area. Decent bar food and good service. Great beer choices and the lady severs are outstanding in those skirts and socks. I really dig the way they lay out their taps. I wish I had one of those walls in my basement. They also give glasses away and you can buy any left over for a great price. I tried the mystery beer (you know the ones they can't sell) I was surprised to receive a Saint Arnold Lawn Mower. I was not a member, but it was kind of weird when my partner swiped a card in a computer and it suggested beers for him. Keep drinking and maybe someday you will get your name on a saucer. Later.

TheChauffeur1, Feb 20, 2009
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3.05/5  rDev -26.7%

Not so much a major craft brew place. More of a sports bar and place to go to be seen/hook up. A trendy place - not for craft enthusiasts. The pub food is pretty decent and reasonably priced. They have some happy hour specials from time to time, usually on beer that isn't that good. Go for lunch and avoid the douche factor that exists on a busy night. Right next door to the movie theater so it is nice to grab some grub and a couple of cold ones before you go check out a flick.

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4.54/5  rDev +9.1%

Great bar with a great drinking atmosphere. Most impressively is the waitress knowledge of beer. I have been twice in the last week and Lauren has listen to my likes and provided me some great beer I would have not known about. Not to Kenton the girls are a plus!!! Definitely like the place and will continue to visit throughout the years!

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

I would go weekly and enjoyed myself every time. The selection is better than none. The food is great. The staff is friendly and always have great advise. A few waitresses that knew my preferences and always had a taster waiting for me. And more often than not it was a great choice. Parking can be bad, but if is not impossible to deal with. Of all the Saucers I have been to this is my favorite.

Preisman, Mar 27, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -32.7%

I seem to always hit up the local Saucer, where ever that might be. It is not my favorite franchise, or beer spot by any means. It is just usually solid. This location might be one of the lesser ones out there.

A small, awkward, and crowded bar. Along with a large dinning/sitting area. The typical penny lined tap wall and metal bar. The service seems clueless, which would be one thing. Though they also don't seem to care. At least when people are trying to get beers at the bar. Maybe I can't blame them when most everyone sitting at the bar is texting on their phones? Anyway, it takes forever to get noticed here.

I felt the beer selection was very substandard for the franchise. Certainly some good beer on the wall, but overall it just left me flat. There are probably 10 beers I have never had on the wall at downtown Houston. Here, they had 4 new beers total. Scrimshaw, Rodeo Clown, Karbachtoberfest, and some Euro lager. While the first three are great, just something I would expect them to have all the time (granted Karbach is relatively new here). The selection seemed more geared toward Euro beers, which is a mixed bag. I was really put off when they did not have anything from Live Oak, and no 512 Pecan Porter. No excuse to not have those.

Food is the same generic stuff at every other location. Basically the exact same menu.

Maybe as bad as the Little Rock location. Which is not good. I was not impressed here.

champ103, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of CDRSchafer
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

I don't like places with crowded parking lots and SRO, that's why I moved to San Antonio from DC.

That being said, even though it's pretty crowded there, I generally like it. People in this town are respectful of your personal space. The tables are far enough apart to make me feel comfortable.

The beer selection could not be better. You can find most everything here.

The one quibble I did have is that they are seemingly unaware of the proper glassware as in you don't serve a Hefeweizen in a pint glass, that's just foul.

CDRSchafer, Feb 10, 2012
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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in San Antonio, TX
93 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.