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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

94 Ratings
Ratings: 94
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
Taps: 65
Bottles: 190
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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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Reviews by drinksandeats:
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3.26/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

Was taken here by a local friend. The first thing I noticed was a blackboard outside advertising the day's specials: all NC beers for $2.75 a pint. Not too shabby.

Once inside, my mouth dropped as I looked up to the myriad plates indicating patrons' beer consumption (200 different beers drunk gets you a plate on the wall or ceiling), down to the long line of tap handles, and further down to the waitresses' tawdry outfits. We hit it on a Sunday evening and found the bar mostly empty; the place was large enough and quiet enough with enough tables to be mistaken for a library at nearby N.C. State.

Ordered a few pints at the bar and took the comfy couches in the front window, where a waitress told us she'd serve us the rest of the evening. We never saw her again.

Great selection. About a hundred beers on tap, and several hundred more in bottles. The list of NC specials was a couple dozen long. We each went through a couple of pints, most of which tasted off. Don't know if they're not keeping the draft lines clean, or if there's another problem, but it was disappointing to get a nice pint of local brew that doesn't taste right.

More User Reviews:
Photo of evan35
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jak
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Ian504
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MIchael_D_Larkin
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jprivott
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
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!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of rw1992
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Interesting place to go to. It was quite busy, but we did go on a Saturday night. Loved the selection of beer and the overall atmosphere for the place. I would definitely go again due to my first experience there. However, I would go at a different time/day in order to receive better service (due only to the fact that they were packed).

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of HopintheSouth
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great selection of good beer, gets very packed, especially on Monday (Pint Night). Worth trying out, good place to go after work for a cold beer. I spent my 21st birthday here on Pint Night and was welcomed to 'real beer' after drinking mass amounts of Coors Light and Natty Light.

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Raleigh, NC
94 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.