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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.65%
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 -8.8%

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
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

92blazada, Aug 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Leschber, Aug 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

NatChris, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of mattvaletudo
3.05/5  rDev -25.8%

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.

mattvaletudo, Aug 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

johnnyringo013, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

SavageHopHead, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

wtkphoto, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%

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!

Andyyyyyy, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

kgrichards, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Preisman
5/5  rDev +21.7%

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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

bkeller04, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jandadeboer, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

kjkinsey, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

vmdominguez, Jan 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

MikeH210, Jan 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

strangebrew1981, Nov 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

videofrog, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of champ103
2.8/5  rDev -31.9%

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 +0.5%

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
Photo of cfergusn
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%

Depending on the food and beer you get, the price can be reasonable. Food is overall good, standard bar flair with a slight twist. Selection of beer is large, which encourages you to try new types and open your taste buds. If you haven't joined the UFO club, its worth the membership. Service is hit or miss, but my beer goddess is knowledgable, as she has earned her plate. Quality is good, as there is no cheap seats, but the patio and indoor area give it a great atmosphere. Lots of medical, young professional, and at later hours, college kids visit. This is not the drink till you puke place, as most people here are responsible and respectful.

cfergusn, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of elNopalero
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%

Can’t comment on the food since I’ve only come here for beer. The waitstaff here runs the gambit, from servers who are friendly, attentive and welcoming, quick to offer you a taster if you’re undecided—there’s a good number of taps here, and no list or easy way to find out what’s pouring unless you look (and squint, if your eyesight is as crummy as mine)—to those who are standoff-ish, inattentive, or (with some of the guys) running at an energy level that exceeded my espresso intake for the day. The place can definitely pick up a fratty/dude vibe, especially when it’s hopping. Sundays are quiet and Texas pints are $3 so that’s become my go-do day for sneaking over here to work. Mondays are a madhouse until after midnight since the majority of their taps are $3. It’s a mixed bag, as you can’t always get what you want (to borrow the phrase). Last time I visited on a Monday night I noticed all the pours came with easily a finger and change of foam on top. When you fly solo and hang around the bar you notice these things. Not cool guys.

elNopalero, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of jamescain
3.1/5  rDev -24.6%

When I first moved to San Antonio I was excited to find out that I was living only a few blocks from the Flying Saucer. I had been to the one in Austin and enjoyed it so I was looking forward to living close to another one. Sadly this saucer is not like the one in Austin. There have been a few times that I'm pretty sure they were selling beers using dirty lines. I refuse to drink any beer there unless it was tapped that day, because of that. They very rarely tap "exciting" beers like the other saucers in the state. The feel of the establishment is that of a hipster bar. I have no problem with trendy places, but it is more like a college bar then a beer bar. I understand that I have the ultimate choice whether or not to go, and I choose to not go there. It's disappointing that this location is not as good as the other locations within the state. I've emailed them before, complaining about their dirty line and other various objections, but they just send me excuses and refuse to fix the problems. I'm not the only person that has experienced these problems with this bar before. There food is good though, but that is not enough to make me go there. If I were asked by someone visiting the city, where to go for a good beer, I would not recommend this place.

jamescain, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of jdense
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Stopped by afternoon of 4.20.11.

Located in a fancy strip mall about 7 miles NW of downtown, there's no sign on the main street to indicate this is the right location, thank goodness for GPS. The usual SAT layout, good size dog-friendly patio in the front of the building, about a 12 seat bar, and tables scattered not too close together. The usual impressive at first glance beer list, several Texas craft beers, but nothing too impressive. Didn't try the food. To be honest, pales in comparison to the other Flying Saucer I've been to, KC, which had Bell's Two Hearted on tap and on cask. I'm sure there's something for most everybody here, including plaid schoolgirl skirt aficionados, but I wasn't very impressed and if I come back to SAT I won't come here again.

jdense, Apr 21, 2011
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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in San Antonio, TX
92 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.