The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 80 / Bottles: 210
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 55 | Show All Ratings:
5/5 rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I have loved this place since I turned 21 and was able to get good beer on my own. They have LOTS of beer and the staff knows all about them, so if you have a style you prefer, ask what they have, because while the menu has most, sometimes the special "we just got one keg" doesn't get listed.
The atmosphere is great as the building is the oldest brick building in Ft. Worth and is in Sundance Square which is the nightlife home to Ft. Worth. The crowd is usually a good mix of business type people and this is due to the plethora of other places around that cater to the college aged, clubbing mindset. This is a place to come enjoy good beer with good people, not get "crunk" at a party.
If you happen to be in Tarrant County (Ft. Worth area) and want to go someplace comfortable, have a good beer and enjoy the others that are there as well, then the Saucer is for you. Honestly, the place feels like what would happen if BA was to create and open a beerpub.
01-09-2011 02:40:41 | More by pilotgod
4.9/5 rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
This is my favorite bar in the world. I'm not that well traveled but it would be hard to beat this place. Great location in Sundance Square, awesome real historic, not built to look old like the other in FW/D, and a beer selection with knowledge that just wont quit. The only downside is my bartender Curtis got promoted a few years ago, but he deserved it. No bad at all. Great beer, good pub grub, and if you can make a private tasting go. The general manager makes a mean stout infused beef stew.
05-22-2010 12:27:02 | More by RobertTh3Texian
4.86/5 rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Addison vs. Fort Worth? I can't believe Addison ranks higher than Fort Worth? Granted, I've been to each place only once but I travel extensively and seek out great beer everywhere I go. The Fort Worth Flying Saucer is *VERY* high on my list. I office in Portland, OR. With all the great beer places in Portland, if the FW FS was here, many of the old town favorites would be hurting.
Texans always say things are bigger and better in Texas. When they are talking about the Fort Worth Flying Saucer you can believe them.. Considering the paucity of Texas craft brew watering holes the Fort Worth Flying Saucer must be considered a Heavenly Oasis.
Bob "Under the influence of one well aged 2001 SN Bigfoot" Brewer.
08-14-2004 01:04:53 | More by bobbrew
4.85/5 rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by this place on saturday night while with my wife. While she isn't much of a beer fan, she has enjoyed herself in both Flying Saucer locations in the area. Overall this place is a little bit better looking than the addison one. I really dig the upstairs patio. While the stock of beer seems to be a hare different than addison, I wasn't suprised to see a lot of Rahr & sons beers. I also ate here too and the food wasn't half bad for bar food. I wouldn't make this a true dinner stop. But I wouldn't not eat here agian either. Once agian, the saucer remains my favorite beer spot. Now I can just hit up the one in fort worth if I'm ever on this side of town.
03-04-2008 16:55:59 | More by KodyBrannon
4.83/5 rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was in town for a training seminar and was looking for a great beer bar. I found one. I was with sixteen other people and we took over the upstairs area.
The beertender was GREAT. She knew her beer and kept it coming.
Service was a little weird because we were upstairs and if we wanted a beer she didn't have she had to place a phone call and a "runner" brought it up. On the plus side the "runner" always brought up a some spares. :)
The food was good enough to keep 16 hungry people from going elsewhere... and some party-poopers were trying.
We had a great time, mingled with some locals and were grateful we took cabs. :)
I asked for a Rogue Dead Guy Ale and to my delight a sixer was produced.
The variety was outstanding as was the atmosphere. Would absolutely go back.
06-20-2009 19:01:18 | More by Tlomp11
4.7/5 rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
First things first. when you walk in your notice some awesome atmoshphere. big comfy couches and such fill one side of the room. a decent sized bar, not sure if they sold liquor or wine for that matter. the beer menu is superb. but the problem i had was that some of the Rare beers they serve are not on the menu. so unless you know they have it you wont get it. I knew they had brooklyn black ops and since i am from NJ i didnt get any down here this year. So i asked and they priced the bottle at 45 bucks. Priceyy. But they cask beers on premise i assume since i had a few beers that i definitely dont think they ever were.
All in all great place except, i went to a different bar later that night and saw my waitress. she said ohh you should have ordered the abyss! i said well next time you should mention it! oh well ill go back this weekend hopefully they will still have some. I love this place, but bring your wallet.
03-14-2011 12:34:01 | More by dizknee24
4.63/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The best place in Fort Worth to sit and sample over 200 beers. It is located in the popular Sundance Square so it is a perfect place to stop while visiting the downtwon area.
On weekend afternoons, it is not crowded during lunch and it has a decent atmosphere for kids. On weekend nights, it is very smoky which is the only downfall.
The staff is very helpful and will go out of their way to help out. Although not as knowledge about beer as they could be, I have been very pleased with their recommendatiosn. I agree with the pre K-Fed Britney Spears of an early reviewer.
The beer is plentiful and my wife and I enjoy sampling as much beer as possible. The food is not bad either and the pretzels go perfect with the beer. Highly recommend if you are in the Fort Worth. I look forward to visiting other locations.
01-26-2008 17:31:25 | More by rgrholmes168
4.56/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
I was in Fort Worth and I had give this place a try. There are tons of taps, at least 30 with a huge draft selection. I got to have Live Oak Hefeweizen here, which was aweseom.
The have a great beer menu, in that sense that not only do they have tons of beers, but the menu is nicely done. It is separated out by style, and lists tons of other useful information. Additionally, they have great beer flights by country or state, and lots of fusion beers.
The selection is pretty decent, lots of main staples and Texas beers but not tons of world classe beers. Very weak on RIS.
Good place to drink, lots of comfortable furniture, and tons of patio space,
To top it off, tons of hot ass chick servers.
03-21-2010 22:11:43 | More by jrallen34
4.55/5 rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Located in downtown Fort Worth this is a great place to go if you are in town for a meeting or a convention. It is also just down the street from Bass Performance Hall if attending a concert.
The Flying Saucer has a great selection on tap, about 100 different beers both domestic and imports. Another 200 beers on hand in bottles. Food is average but you don't go here for the food.
There is a great patio to sit when the weather permits. During the summer it can be a little warm when the Texas summers are 100 degrees or more. But when you have a cold one who cares.
12-25-2009 15:26:21 | More by texhusky
4.53/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
I've been here quite a bit and always have a great time. I really enjoy trivia nights on tuesday, one day i swear we'll win a game. Bands play on the back patio during the summer which is always fun. Upstairs has a limited bar, but it's still a nice area to relax in if downstairs is too packed. Waitresses have always been real helpful and nice. Went this past weekend and i loved the selection of seasonal beers they had. Was real happy to taste some beers that come out of Austin. Definitely will be back soon!
01-11-2010 05:31:51 | More by fjordhook
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Fort Worth, TX
94 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.