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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
95
world-class

68 Ratings
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: n/a
Taps: 66
Bottles: 200
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

101 E 13th St
Kansas City, Missouri, 64106-2923
United States
phone: (816) 221-1900

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @flyingsaucerkc

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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 45
Photo of russpowell
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Not sure where my old review went.... Visited twice last week

This place seems a pleasant enough place to drink at. I could do without the loud music. I felt fairly old there, very much a younger crowd.

Beer quality for the most part was good

Service was friendly/helpful

Beer selection was good not great. They were going to put some rarer 4 hands stuff on one night, but alas my schedule didn't mesh. They had tap handles on when the kegs were blown, beer listed on the menu & chalkboard that were also gone. One time it took me 3 tries to actually pick a beer they had.

The food was pretty good, not cheap, but in line with the area.

I would go again if in the are, but not go out of my way. My 3 visits have left me somewhat happy, not thrilled. This is the only Saucer I've been to, so not really sure how it stacks up. A chains go, I rate it slightly higher than Mellow Mushroom...

They did always have t least on discounted pint, so that was cool....

Photo of heathermaryconnor
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Visited during a recent trip to Kansas City. This bar is located in what seems to be a fun district of downtown KC, the Power & Light District, and is a short stroll away from a horde of other restaurants and bars. It is also right next door to a parking garage that, at least the Friday evening I was there, offered all-night parking for $2, which is always a plus for a downtown spot!

The tap list is extensive, the bottle list not so much - approximately as many bottles on hand as taps. Bar staff seem to know their beer, which is unfortunately not a given at many craft bars. There's a bit of a kitschy vibe, with much of the place wallpapered with "saucers" that people apparently earn by ticking 200 different beers on site, and three times in the couple hours I was there, new "saucers" were unveiled with much ado - overhead speaker announcing, bells ringing at the bar, and so forth. The place was fairly crowded, but that's to be expected for a downtown spot on a weekend evening. The food menu is standard pub fare, burgers and appetizers.

The tap list included some harder to find beer, and it looks like they try to have something unique on hand at all times, in addition to an apparent focus on Missouri and Kansas beer.

Would return if ever back in town.

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Photo of 22Blue
4.04/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Made my first visit to the Kansas City version last week for Perennial night during their Stout week. The bartender was very well versed in all that was available. The event featured BA Abraxas and was handled very well. The food was decent and prices were very reasonable. The selection was well above average and they do try and feature Missouri beers. The beer menu is somewhat difficult to navigate. Just wish the establishment was closer to my home.

Photo of BeerTwigs
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I stopped here for a bite to eat and a few beers after work while traveling for business. They definitely have a large craft selection which includes a lot of local or Kansas beers. Its nice when traveling to see a focus on local beers. They definitely had a good variety from across the Country as well as some beers from across the pond. The bar tenders were relatively busy but it was a Saturday night right after dinner. They had good knowledge and would let me sample what I was interested in. The carried a few pumpkin beers since it was September and they appeared to have a large bottle section which I didn't even get into.

They have daily specials which include new beers tapped weekly and sometimes daily. I would definitely recommend checking this place out. I am interested to check it out next time I am in town. Cheers!

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Kansas City, MO
95 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.