The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 88 / Bottles: 125
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4.28/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium was undoubtedly the best beer bar that I visited during my vacation to Nashville over the weekend. We ended up here both Friday and Saturday night.
Yeah, this place is that good.
First off, they have music and the two bands that I watched couldn't have been more polar opposite. On Friday night, there was an awesome blues band with a woman soul singer and Saturday night was an 80's band that left a lot to desire. There was a $3 cover charge each night. This was actually the only bar that I went to all weekend that charged to get in. You come here for the beer though. I always enjoy having good live music to enjoy while having some craft beers.
The atmosphere reminds me of a cross between a big German beer hall and a a hip craft beer bar. Candles set the chill mood and there are craft beer menus located all around. Service was really good during both visits, including my well received free sample without asking. Re-fills were prompt and service was helpful. All beers were served in proper glassware and at the right temperatures.
Draft beer highlights during my visit included Shiner Bock, North Coast Scrimshaw, Victory Prima Pilsner, Yazoo Dos Perros, Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan, North Coast Red Seal Ale, Brooklyn Brewery Brown, Avery IPA, Stone Smoked Porter, Terrapin Rye Ale, Avery White Rascal, Young's Double Chocolate Stout and many more.
There are also tons of coolers behind the bar showcasing a great bottle selection. I ordered a Rochefort 10 that was delicious, served correctly and in the right glassware.
Food selection was limited and I only tried the "Chicken Snack" which are good quality, white meat chicken tenders.
As a side note, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express that is located literally across the street. Things couldn't have worked out much better than when you have a beer bar of this magnitude so close. I really appreciated this convenience and is hopefully a good tip if you're traveling from out of town and looking for somewhere to stay that is close to the honky-tonks in Nashville.
All in all, I was very pleased with the Flying Saucer. Certainly worth checking out if the area. You'll easily understand why it's one of the best beer bars in Music City USA.
09-14-2010 22:11:08 | More by Hibernator
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