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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Not Rated.
The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Taps: 65 / Bottles: 190
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

83 Ratings
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

328 W Morgan St
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601-1369
United States
phone: (919) 821-7468

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @flyingsaucerral

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(Place added by: yosh)
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Reviews by LittleDon:
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LittleDon

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $

Great selection, clueless but attractive waitstaff, loud young professionals crowd.

Now that I've been to my third Saucer, I've seen the formula. Find a trendy spot in town to open a place with a dark interior and plenty of outdoor seats. Staff it with beautiful women under 25 who need know nothing about beer, food, or service. Use just about the same large beer selection found at every other location with a few locals thrown in for variety. Add some decent bar food.

You've got a winner.

This Saucer is similar to the other two I've been two. The main difference has been:
1) How much attention has been given to what's on tap beside the standard micros and,
2) How much the waitresses/bartenders know about beer
Some are better than other. Overall, it's formulaic. Novel at first, but tiresome after you've seen the show a few times.

My visit produced several mediocre local beers (all my doing as I tend to order what's made close by), served by a cute but clueless server (I'll give her points for trying, perhaps too hard, to be attentive). The food was surprisingly good and the prices were dirt cheap (Sheboygan Side-by-Side and six pints for under $30 + tip during happy hour). Deafeningly loud by the time I left despite it not being very crowded.

Would I go back? If I can find a place in Raleigh that scales back the quantity, focuses on quality, and gives a shit about beer more than what the servers look like (and I'm sure I can) absolutely not.

04-05-2011 01:04:41 | More by LittleDon
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MIchael_D_Larkin

North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Just about my favorite place in Raleigh. Occasionally the service can be slow (still very friendly but it gets very busy or the waitresses can sometimes be... herbally infused...). I stop by just about every time I go to Raleigh. The food menu has just recently been changed, I wish they would have expanded it more and left the original menu for the Hungry Farmer. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy a cigar. The most dog-friendly place I've seen in Raleigh so far.

07-26-2014 15:29:16 | More by MIchael_D_Larkin
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-23-2014 18:07:42 | More by woodchip
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JMC_TM

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-11-2014 22:34:31 | More by JMC_TM
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jophish17

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-05-2014 15:35:13 | More by jophish17
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jprivott

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

80 beers on tap is quite a thing to behold. I was enthused to see the nightly specials were local beers, and our bartender was prompt and attentive. Shared a light platter of meats/cheeses so I don't have much input on the food, although it looked tasty on the menu. I showed up on a weekday, and could imagine it getting quite packed on the weekends. There was also a nice patio for folks to sit or stand. Found the place by chance after pulling off the interstate, would bring a friend back, seems like a successful venture!

07-03-2014 01:46:56 | More by jprivott
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rkbrownii

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-28-2014 13:49:10 | More by rkbrownii
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BradShook

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12%

06-26-2014 00:30:59 | More by BradShook
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-10-2014 02:08:58 | More by markgugs
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RyanAU

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-04-2014 23:30:08 | More by RyanAU
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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Raleigh, NC
94 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.