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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

70 Reviews
Reviews: 70
Visits: 128
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 70
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

705 Main St
Houston, Texas, 77002-3313
United States
phone: (713) 228-7468

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @flyingsaucerhou

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Reviews: 70 | Visits: 128
Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
Photo of 4thoseabout2bock
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (1,076 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Daa
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

I love this place. We try to visit it whenever we are in the area. Overwhelming selection of beers (in a good way) but the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The only downside is its popularity. It could double in size and it would still be crowded most nights. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but beware that it gets pretty crowded and loud. (362 characters)

Photo of BdM
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of Buck89
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Huge bar with a phenomenal selection on tap, and many really nice bottles from all over the world. The staff is very friendly. I had a nice experience tasting some local Texas offerings. This is very similar to their other locations, so if you have been to one you can expect the same in Houston. The food was okay and could be better, but it is a great beer bar. (367 characters)

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dogleg
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of johnnycomelately
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.64/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

A number of taps may have been on longer than optimal. (54 characters)

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Scobu
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of PhishNoC
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ColSanders
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of matter59
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Murtaza
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

This is a really cool place to visit or frequent for that matter. they have an incredible selection of beers. long lists of beer in bottles or cans. and an overwhelmingly large variety on tap. very impressed with their offerings. they don't have many activities like pool or darts (although some) but hey, who cares when theres a cold brew in your hand. wish they had a better outdoor seating arrangement. regardless, this place in the go-to joint for good beer in Houston. (474 characters)

Photo of Briscoe88
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of TexasPunkin
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BKotch
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Desimoaj
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of cfrobrew
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Jon4than
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Houston, TX
93 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.