The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 82 / Bottles: 140
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jim102864:
4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Yet another solid experience at a Flying Saucer, this time in Charlotte, NC. One of the smaller pubs in the chain, but located in an upscale strip mall and close to my hotel. The usual high ceilings and plates lining the walls and ceiling. Yes, the encased pennies decorating the wall of taps, too. Unbelievably, Avery's whallop-packing Imperial Octoberfest The Kaiser on tap (a first for me) for $6 and served in a pint glass! Anywhere else these days they'd put it in a crappy little snifter under the guise of it's high abv. Anyway, two of those and I had to order wings. First and thankfully last mistake of the evening. Undercooked wings are not a personal fav. My bad for not asking them to cook them to crispy mode. Lots of other octoberfests on tap and in bottle given the time of year. Great service by the dude behind the bar who was clearly a beer enthusiast too, and quite knowledgeable about the beer scene. Oh, and the chicks in their plaid school girl skirts added to the overall experience. Recommended and a must if you're in the area.
09-27-2008 10:49:26 | More by jim102864
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2.99/5 rDev -28%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 1 | food: 3.75 | $$
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.