The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 70 / Bottles: 150
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
3.9/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Flying Saucer has the feel of your basic downtown chain (similar to Rock Bottom ambiance). Unfortunately we were there on a Friday night. It was LOUD. It was crowded. It was apparently the *only* place to go downtown.
The beer list, while extensive, was not that varied. (Pretty heavy on light colored lagers, pilsners and IPAs which isn't really my thing.) Happy hour prices were a plus (upsized to 20oz hefe glasses for the price of a pint). Quality was fine.
Service was distracted, but it was loud and busy.
As for food, don't get the nachos. You get about a dozen chips with beans meticulously applied to each chip and a couple of shreds of cheese melted on top. This is not the usual copious brewhouse platter.
I also got the buffalo chicken wrap which was fine, but again a little expensive for what you got. This is not a food destination.
My opinion of the atmosphere would likely be different if I went at an off time, but given my experiences at Ginger Man on Thursday and Flying Saucer on Friday, I preferred the selection and ambiance at the former.
11-22-2006 00:44:05 | More by 4thoseabout2bock
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