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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Not Rated.
The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

49 Ratings
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%
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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2.8/5  rDev -31.5%

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 +1%

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 +7.6%

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
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in San Antonio, TX
91 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.