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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Taps: 70
Bottles: 150
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: AChamberlain on 05-11-2008)
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Reviews by thatlongname:
Photo of thatlongname
4/5  rDev -1.5%

This place gets really busy really fast but it's pretty worth it. They are a beer lover's heaven. Lots of taps and a massive beer menu. They have brewery pint nights once a week usually. (Free pint glasses!)

They have a typical pub decor. The food is pretty good surprisingly. I was expecting some pretty run of the mill burgers and such given the extreme emphasis on beer. I thought the food would be an afterthought but that was definitely not the case.

I guess the only downside would be the service. It's just hard to find a table and i think it's a little hard to get the attention of your waiter or waitress. Overall a great place.

thatlongname, Mar 14, 2011
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3.61/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

champ103, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of videofrog
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%

Visited on a Friday night. It was crowded, but not shoulder-to-shoulder. The atmosphere was lively, but not loud. Really liked how a couple of Beerknurds were toasted (one guy had hit 1000 beers tried).Our waitress was very helpful, and actually talked me out of a beer in the best way possible by offering a sample instead of an entire pint. She didn't hesitate on my other 3 choices.
I had one of the turkey sandwiches, which was not bad for the price. Choices are good with very few "palate killers" on the menu.
72 beers were available on draught. Great variety of locals, imports, and U.S. craft. Menu was easy to read with good, concise descriptions.
I've been to the Flying Saucer in Downtown Fort Worth, but I definitely enjoyed this one more. The service/atmosphere here finally convinced me to join the UFO club. Can't wait to move back to Austin.

videofrog, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of mixnslam
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%

This place being a chain establishment is what I usually frown upon but it wasn't too bad. There was a good selection of beer, customers and staff were friendly, good seating and if you like pretty little waitresses and bartenders, then you will like it here. The place is clean and the decor is pretty nice except these plates they plaster all over the walls that I think ruins the look. Overall I give it a good rating because they are true to providing a good selection of beer and a decently knowledgeable staff. Check their websites for specials.

mixnslam, Jan 19, 2012
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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Austin, TX
91 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.