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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Not Rated.
The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
very good

35 Reviews
Reviews: 35
Visits: 60
Avg: 3.94
pDev: n/a
Taps: 82
Bottles: 140
Cask: 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: 35 | Visits: 60
Reviews by jamescain:
Photo of jamescain
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SergeLowpz
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Devil_Doc
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of blastoderm55
4.53/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of bauerodb
4.65/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great beer tasting spot. Huge selection.

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Photo of Magery
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Drewsauce
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Bier_Maximus
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of gbarbee
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of msanborn
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of StephRai
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of 92blazada
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Leschber
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of NatChris
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of mattvaletudo
3.05/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

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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Photo of johnnyringo013
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of SavageHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of wtkphoto
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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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Photo of kgrichards
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Preisman
5/5  rDev +26.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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.

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Photo of bkeller04
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of jandadeboer
4.7/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in San Antonio, TX
89 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.