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 peterjk:
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3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I'm not blown over by the location of Austin's Flying Saucer.

The Triangle mixed use development has some general problems with aesthetics, that said the saucer does a decent job a generating an old pub feel in the middle of some chaotic and shoddy postmodern architecture. Dark wood and nice old furniture. My biggest problem is the TVs, they are huge and they are every where, unless you go outside there really is no place to sit without a giant distraction machine in full view.

The clientele is a nice mix off folks that are usually fun to talk with but there is a touch of just moved to Austin yuppie hipster floating around.

The service here is a little weird. In this area, the saucer franchise is doings its best to channel some kind of cleaned up hooters vibe. The vast majority of the servers are young attractive women in school girl short skirts and tight t-shirts. You can say whatever you want, but this adds a little to much frat boy sports bar for my tastes. In addition, I know from a friend that these young ladies have to pass a reasonably thorough beer knowledge exam but their lack of 1st hand beer drinking experience often makes their beer talk seemed strained, like they're reading a corporate mission statement. The upside is saucer may be some kind of accidental incubator for hot beer nerds.

Beer selection is very good, with all regions and styles making a solid showing.

They have some good specials but over all the prices are a little high. Paid $8 for regular Schneider & Sohn Hefe.

I don't mind going to this place and they often have great stuff on tap that you can't get anywhere else in town. But it is not my favorite, the saucer doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. (1,721 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.