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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

92 Ratings
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: n/a
Taps: 88
Bottles: 125
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

111 10th Ave S
Ste 310
Nashville, Tennessee, 37203-3815
United States
phone: (615) 259-3039

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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of AdamTebbs
4.86/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Outstanding place to grab a beer in Nashville. I Like all of the flying saucers I have been to. Great beer selection. Always a fun crown and our server was very knowledgeable.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ronobvious2
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

What can I say? Probably the best place in all of Nashville to get your drink on and it's located next door to the Frist so you can get your art on and let some of the booze wear off. I'm a UFO member working on my green plate so I've hit this place enough to know it's pedigree. Thing is that they have a decent food selection too, although the Pork Belly sandwich is gone and you should be sad for that, even if you're never had it. Large tap wall, drink specials every day of the week (the "fire sale"). Just join the UFO club and make what you drink count towards something.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

I will straight up start with I like this place has a neat vibe to it it's in part of an old railroad station. Lots of taps good local representation my only beef was I felt like stouts were under represented maybe time of year? I think I've become jaded though because Tennessee distro is kinda average I felt they didn't have anything stand out on tap, but it's still a very solid tap list. Food is fairly average their renowned pretzel is good but not astonishing. A fairly knowledgable bartenders which is very nice I asked for a fruity IPA the last time I was in and she laid it on me.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

I love the Saucer, it has a huge selection of beer on tap and in bottle. Menu is sorted by Style and it is massive. I would suggest sitting where you can see the huge chalkboard, as it has new arrivals and exits not on the menu. It is very close to Vandy, so you get a lot of young college kids which can be annoying. The food is average, nothing really to rave about. If you are in Nashville, you should go here.

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Nashville, TN
93 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.