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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Not Rated.
The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

23 Reviews
Reviews: 23
Visits: 48
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: 23 | Visits: 48
Photo of 2xHops
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

By far the best quality this place has is the selection of the beers. It's very good if you can have over 100 beers to choose from, so you can always pick something new each time you visit.

The atmosphere here generally are good, and it can be somewhat lively when the college crowd descend on the restaurant. However, if you come here often enough, you can guess when will be the "slow" night if you wanted some quiet and few beers.

The drawback, for me, is the menu. While I can't say I have tried every item on the menu, I can certainly say that there seems to be some inconsistency in the quality of the food. For example, the wings aren't very good at all, and it's overpriced. Some of the hot sandwiches aren't so bad, and some of the appetizers are good too.

I am a strong believer that every pub should strive to have absolutely amazing food to go along with some of the best beers they have to offer. Flying Saucer doesn't quite do this, but why am I not surprised? I usually only come here for the beer. (1,019 characters)

Photo of timmah427
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
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. (1,179 characters)

Photo of thatlongname
4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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. (640 characters)

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