The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 65 / Bottles: 190
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MrMcGibblets:
3.98/5 rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
somewhat typical large bar environment. a plus is that the smoke nazis have not conquered this state yet. large selection, most of it good. 2-3 dozen taps and many more options via bottle. gotta love two-hearted on tap. selections are grouped via somewhat vague styles but no individual descriptions. the beer list could be more up to date as well. u.s. craft beers and nc beers are well-represented. some macros, but not too much. glassware not great, everything i had was served in typical bar pint glasses-no nonics, etc. they do have some proper glasses for certain branded belgians. also one of the beers i had was ruined by the chemically blue water bar shit. it smelled off, and i knew it wasn't the beer but the shit they "wash" and "rinse" hundreds of glasses in...can i just get one rinse in actual running water? please? the bartender knew his beer and our waitress that was dressed like a slutty catholic schoolgirl (beats a burka any day) actually liked good beer and had seemingly valid recommendations. nice that you can get different sampler flights.
12-02-2008 07:11:04 | More by MrMcGibblets
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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
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
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Raleigh, NC
94 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.