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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

65 Reviews
Reviews: 65
Visits: 100
Avg: 4.14
pDev: n/a
Taps: 88
Bottles: 125
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @flyingsaucernas

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Reviews: 65 | Visits: 100
Reviews by ndolover:
Photo of ndolover
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The flying Saucer is a chain. This one is located in an old union station. It has high ceiling that are covered in "saucers."

They have a beer club, and seem to be good at promoting it. The wait staff seems to be all women dressed in tight clothes.

They have quite a large slection of drafts and bottles from both local breweries and from all over the world. Yahzoo was a surprise hit for me. They also had Stone, Brooklyn, DFH, etc.

The food menu was small, but they had all the usuals. Of note would be the sampler plates with cheese and meats that you can mix and match.

If you are in the dowtown area, I doubt you would be able to find a better selection of beers. If you are in to the scantily clad women they have that too. However, I found the smoking to be distracting at times. Check them out if you are in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

My second Flying Saucer visit... Austin was my first (what was their first location)?

Nice digs in a converted train station or something, but hard to park if you're from out of town, or even hoofing it I guess. I found enough time for a quick one with 30 minutes on a meter across the way.

Great selection, and a very good bartender. The crowd was slim as it was prior to work letting out. I felt welcome and it was nice, but I didn't feel like it had a particularly "Nashville" vibe - in fact, I kind of felt like the whole Flying Saucer was also just a tourist like me ~ it didn't quite gel. Why? I don't know, and maybe I'm half off the rails on this one, but that's how I saw it. Still, I'll probably head back the next time I'm in town (in like a week or two).

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Photo of Gregf51
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Great place in a historic building. Rathskeller style beer hall with high ceiling decorated with plates and plaques of people who've drank 200 beers there. Beautiful Dark wood decor, with a bunch of taps 50+ as I recall, several bottles too. Service was good, we were in on a Sunday and it wasn't very busy. Friends had food, and it looked great. Cool menu of beer-drinking food. Plenty of local beers, which is awesome. I see there are several locations throughout the heartland. I would stop at any of these that I happen to be near in my travels. I would say this is a must-stop in Nashville.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Pretty standard for a Flying Saucer but it has a funkier vibe than some (thinking about Dallas for instance).

Solid selection as should be expected. Food is typical for flying saucer. Staff is friendly. It is in a great location to grab a drink before doing something else downtown in walking distance (Johnny Cash Museum, Ryman etc.). Also compared to the beer offerings at most of the honky tonk type bars around it, it's damn tough to beat.

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Photo of tommy5
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of joshstl
4.95/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of funkydrumma
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

It's all about selection, selection, and selection. You can't find this many taps anywhere else in Nashville. The bartenders are awesome and the vibe is laid back. It can get busy some nights, and food menu is average, but nobody's coming here for the grub. It's all about the beer at the Flying Saucer, and they are killing it.

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Photo of Dreizhen
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

A very popular place to drink great beer in Nashville. Has kind of a club/lounge/house (home, not the music) feel. Service can be a touch lacking when it gets crowded, but still a fun place to go with a group, especially after visiting the neighboring Frist museum. Pretty extensive beer list with good weekly specials. If you like craft and are in Nashville, this is a good place to start. Worth seeking out if you've got a weekend.

Parking sucks.

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Photo of AdamTebbs
4.86/5  rDev +17.4%
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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Photo of PhishNoC
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of ronobvious2
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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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Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Nashville, TN
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