The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 70 / Bottles: 150
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
4.48/5 rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Visited on a Friday night. It was crowded, but not shoulder-to-shoulder. The atmosphere was lively, but not loud. Really liked how a couple of Beerknurds were toasted (one guy had hit 1000 beers tried).Our waitress was very helpful, and actually talked me out of a beer in the best way possible by offering a sample instead of an entire pint. She didn't hesitate on my other 3 choices.
I had one of the turkey sandwiches, which was not bad for the price. Choices are good with very few "palate killers" on the menu.
72 beers were available on draught. Great variety of locals, imports, and U.S. craft. Menu was easy to read with good, concise descriptions.
I've been to the Flying Saucer in Downtown Fort Worth, but I definitely enjoyed this one more. The service/atmosphere here finally convinced me to join the UFO club. Can't wait to move back to Austin.
02-15-2012 03:57:26 | More by videofrog
4.44/5 rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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.
01-19-2012 09:27:16 | More by mixnslam
4.43/5 rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The second Saucer i had ever been to outside my home Saucer in Houston. We went for a day trip to have lunch and beer shop. The lunch hour was very slow so we got very good service. It is a bit of a small location compared to Houston but i liked where it was, right in the Triangle. Had my 3 beers and my compadre had a couple of rootbeers since he was driving. First time we ever saw Thomas Kemper root beer, not something we get down south. The food selection was a little different, had myself a burger, which we also dont get in the houston location. Very good. Our goddess was friendly and attentive and talkative. Good experience and will be going back some time. I do like the outdoor seating area with the wooden tables and benches, will have to sit out there when cooler weather hits.
Also, your membership in the UFO club counts in ANY Saucer so no matter where you are, if you have your card your beers count to your plate.
08-08-2011 20:42:26 | More by shoky01
4.4/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Honestly I had never been and I thought that the flying saucer would be UFO themed or something after hearing the name! So was pleasantly surprised to walk in and see the old pub style decorum. I really liked the layout and thought it was pretty cool that they had darts and wall of taps was nice to see too.
Grabbed a booth and looked at the beer menu, three pages of beer, bottles and draught. The selection was outrageous in the best way possible. I ended up with a live oak hefeweizen to start(it had been something I've wanted to try for a long time so it was neat to see it on tap) and followed that with a 90 minute, needless to say I was happy.
Service was good, wish our waitress was a little more knowledgeable but hey I'm just getting picky. Got my beers quickly and she only came by when a glass was empty of my plate was clean. Had a very good burger so the food gets high marks too.
Im definitely going back!
12-12-2010 23:04:34 | More by Fenris244
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I go here maybe once a week. Pretty standard Flying Saucer atmosphere. I like it a bit more than a couple of the other ones I've been to because it's a bit more quiet.
Selection is great, although not quite as good as some of the other locations. But it's not like all you have to choose between is BMC.
I try to avoid going on the busy nights (Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday) and instead go earlier in the day before it gets too busy to find a table. My two favorite days are probably Sunday ($2.75 Texas pints) and Monday ($2.75 pints for anything on draught with a couple of exceptions).
The food is fairly average pub food for the most part. The one thing that I really do like to snack on there is the two giant pretzels, which I am obsessed with. The food can also be good or bad, depending on when you go there.
Service is also pretty average for a pub. However, a few of the waitresses are really cool. If you make friends with them, you will generally get better service, and they will come by and hang out if it's not to busy.
Overall, I would recommend going here. Good atmosphere and selection, good service if you get the right waitress, and standard pub grub.
08-24-2008 22:08:49 | More by timmah427
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Austin, TX
91 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.