The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

23 Reviews
Reviews: 23
Visits: 46
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: n/a
Taps: 70
Bottles: 150
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

815 W 47th St
Austin, Texas, 78751-2359
United States
phone: (512) 454-7468

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @flyingsauceraus

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Place added by: AChamberlain on 05-11-2008

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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
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3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

The place was pretty much packed when I got there around 11pm on a Friday. The waitress apologized for the wait times and told us we had gotten there just around the rush.

The place was a bit too noisy, but it's a large place with both indoors and outdoors seating, so it's pretty much expected to be pretty loud. Not too loud considering the number of people though.

The beer menu featured a pretty good selection. In theory. In reality they didn't really have the beers I wanted.
The only beer on the entire menu that I wanted to try (one of the Jester King's) was out. I ended up settling on the Chocolate Truffle, which is a Young's Chocolate Stout with a splash of Lindeman's Framboise. Unfortunately, they were out of Framboise too, so they had to substitute Timmerman's Strawberry lambic.

While the menu was pretty large, lots of the beers were pretty low grade stuff you'd find at a gas station or grocery store. They had a few Trappist beers, which was suprising though. I might have tried the Orval if it didn't cost $10 a glass - which I suppose is a reasonable price for a bar.

The waitress was nice, talkative, and I gathered that the job had turned her onto craft beer (rather than the other way around). She gave us some recommendations and let us have some 1 oz samples. I didn't like any of her recommendations, but no point in shooting the messanger!

Overall, the place was enjoyable if somewhat disappointing. Their "fire sales" are pretty cool though. Every while (maybe hour or so?) they write on the chalk board the name of a different beer they're lowering the price of to sell fast for about $3 a pint. (1,633 characters)

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 2

Located in the Triangle shopping center, this is pretty much your typical Saucer. Except for the awesome patio outside with wood benches, and the inside has a bit more wood accents than the Houston locations. Still same old penny lined tap wall.

Service..pretty much the same. It entirely depends on what time you come and who you get. Early weekday, wide open and no problems. Food is exactly the same as almost every other location I have been to, and frankly bad. Which is par for the coarse.

Good selection of beers. Tons of Texas options, as well as the usual mix of good national brands and imports. I still love seeing Firestone Walker on tap. I guess since it has not hit Houston, it is still a new sight for me. Good beer, cool patio area, that is about it. (769 characters)

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Austin, TX
90 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.