The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 70 / Bottles: 150
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 67 | Display Reviews Only:
4.8/5 rDev +13.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3
For the True Beer Connoisseur this is hands down the best beer bar in Houston, TX.
There are 2 routes to go when visiting this place. You can sit at the bar. Get exceptional service from Tammy, Frank, Krissy, or Mark. There are others but these are your experts on the beer that is in the fridge or on one of the 85 taps on the wall behind them. Their service is excellent and their recommendations are excellent. Or you can sit at a table and get good service but with limited knowledge on the beer. However, it is easier to carry on a conversation. The Managers Jeff and the asst Mgr Scott are both quite knowledgeable as well and they like a challenge ask them to find a beer that is hard to find and they will try.
Krissy has several blended beers that are excellent - She is 100% sucessful on hitting the mark when I can't make up my mind. If you come in make it a point to ask for Chrissy-Weiss - which is my favorite blend of hers: Franziskaner Hefe-Weizen with Maredsous 8 in a 1:1 ratio that is the bomb. Black & Tan should be ancient history if you try this one. And where else can you find a 6 foot tall gorgeous blonde that knows everything about beer. [Besides Germany ;-) ]
For a place that has personal service and sadly where everyone knows your name you cant do better. I am not the bar type but this is home away from home and the place I would choose first to go hang out. Hope to see you there.
11-25-2002 13:01:22 | More by AtrumAnimus
4.75/5 rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Each night has something going. The atmosphere is great. They do a good job of getting local and regional breweries to come in to show case their beers. They do not always serve the beer in the correct glass but you can let them know and they'll fix it.
The beer selection changes seasonally so there is always something new to try.They have beer from all over. From local breweries to international beers.
The service is sometimes spotty. Some servers take a while to get your orders or disappear for a while, but the food and beer are worth the wait.
Check the website's calendar before you go to see what event they have going on that day.
12-08-2011 00:17:17 | More by Theitos
4.72/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went here after a MMA match. We were staying at the Doubletree close by and we decided to go hit a bar. After unsuccessfully trying to get into 5 bars and being turned away because some of us were wearing ball caps or jeans, we stumbled on the Flying Saucer(none of us had ever heard of the establishment before). We were welcomed in with open arms and our waitress was awesome. She took us on a tour of the bar and explained the beer menu to us. She was very beer savvy, and a young lady who recommends stouts is good in my book. We had quite a few beers on tap and in bottles and all were great. The food was good bar fare with the best brats I have had since I was in Germany. Very happy with the find, and everytime we go to a big city it is the first place we check for in the directory. Awesome bar.
04-28-2008 00:16:59 | More by everetends
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Houston, TX
94 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.