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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Not Rated.
The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

47 Reviews
Reviews: 47
Visits: 67
Avg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Taps: 82
Bottles: 140
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

9605 N Tryon St
Ste A
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28262-8572
United States
phone: (704) 717-8179 | map
www.beerknurd.com

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
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Reviews: 47 | Visits: 67
Reviews by CampusCrew:
Photo of CampusCrew
4.13/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

A great bar chain and the food was excellent. I had the German platter with two different sausages, slaw, and potatoe salad. probably the best I have had and I have been to Germany. Amazing beer selection,My freinds had the philly cheesesteak and said it was good, not the best but above avergae for a bar. bartenders were not nearly as trained as the one in raleigh. I was listening to one of the surfer dude bartenders and every time someone asked him what the beer was like he said "it's a strong ale" I heard him say that to customers 4 different times for different beers. it was hilarious. He was effiencent though.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of bostonbeans
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BierDude88
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Hopportunistic
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of NCMatt
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

It's wonderful to have a bar with a solid lineup of craft beer in the University area. They have a wall of taps, and a two page bottle list. Most days there's a special of one form or another. I usually go for glass night every Wednesday, but I've wanted to try beer poker on Saturdays, just haven't made it out for that yet! Prices are average for most beers not on special, but some bottles (750's and 22's in-particular) have a pretty steep mark-up. Overall, the Saucer is my go-to bar in the University area!

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Photo of dailyminefield
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of evan35
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Mirthrandir
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of One1Asterisk
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of cptbenjamin
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of 3ricks
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Tvrowe88
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Leebo424
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Robyn
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of bcp5296d
2.99/5  rDev -28.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 1 | food: 3.75

The food is really good, the service is good (I don't go there during crowded hours), and the beer selection is kind of a joke. about 100 taps and maybe 5 I'd like to order. You can tell they just buy a high quantity of less than par craft beer as most of their customers are new to the craft scene so they get away with it.

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Photo of CBM45
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Stargazer2892
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jbriggs7
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of G3RG
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bcgeiman
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Hodgin
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Kirkman
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

The standard by which all other restaurants are judged with respect to Craft beer selection. They have lots of taps and bottles. They constantly rotate out new selections for their Beer Knurds (the people who try different beers every time and when they get to 100 they get a plate on the wall).

As a craft beer advocate, I am glad that this location exists to help expose those new to the craft beer world about the variety of options.

The menu is limited to bar foods plus some German influenced items (pretzels and sausages). I would prefer to have more of a 50/50 bar/restaurant mix. This place is definitely a bar first and restaurant second. The servers are typically beautiful women with moderate to high beer knowledge in short skirts.

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Photo of blivingston1985
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I really like "The Saucer", especially for a chain, but this place has one problem... It is only one of a few bars in the UNCC University area, which makes for one busy establishment. If you can catch it at the right time, though, Flying Saucer is quite an good beer bar. I love the Bratzel and the always have a very good selection in comparison to the rest of the area. Fair prices on draught beer, but stay away from bottles. That's my general rule of thumb, anyway.

The girls that serve the brew are more often than not quite gorgeous and most of the time know the taps and bottles well.

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Charlotte, NC
93 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.