The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 82 / Bottles: 140
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Onenote81:
3.95/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
My last stop in Charlotte on my way back home. Stopped here for dinner. This was the last "must see" on my list. This place was packed out around dinner time. I found one spot at the bar. Great service. Was acknowledged right away even though they were crazy busy. I started out with a SN Tumbler on tap. Their selection was pretty great. Many of their offerings were ones that you would see most anywhere around, they did carry some very special brews like: Avery Maharaja, DFH Bitch's Brew and Saison Du Buff. The prices on those were high for sure, but it was cool that they had them. They had Founders Nemesis in bottle form as well as about 50 other bottled beers. I ordered a smoked salmon sandwich on rye. Very good, but the fries that came with it were pretty average. Finished off the night with a DFH Bitch's Brew. Very good. The atmosphere was pretty cool in there. There was a sort of back room with some billiard tables and such. Cool place. This was second only to Mac's - Steele Creek. I'd love to come back sometime.
09-24-2010 19:33:17 | More by Onenote81
More User Reviews:
2.99/5 rDev -28%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 1 | food: 3.75 | $$
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.
07-29-2014 21:31:15 | More by bcp5296d
4.58/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
08-28-2013 03:28:45 | More by Kirkman
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Charlotte, NC
92 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.