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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Not Rated.
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 champ103:
Photo of champ103
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

This place is very large. Several TV's, it is always crowded and loud. Usually hard to find a seat. A long bar with a huge tap wall. There is an area upstairs that is usually reserved for parties. The Saucer sometimes lets BA have a tasting upstairs. The service can be spotty. Though the waitresses are well informed about what they have. Correct glassware and temps. The selection is great. Lots of local Texas beers, many US micros, and good Imports. The selection is always rotating. Probably the best selection in town. The food is nothing special at all. Some pizzas, brats, pretzels. Most of the food is just appetizers, and bland pub grub. Overall this is a place to find some good beers in downtown Houston.

The selection is so damn impressive that it is worth putting up with the other downfalls (spotty service especially when at a table, always crowded, and crazy chaos). Though I still enjoy coming here on occasion. The mangers do an excellent job as well. It probably has a better selection than Gingerman, but I think the atmosphere and service is much lower here. (1,082 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.