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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Not Rated.
The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

47 Reviews
Reviews: 47
Visits: 66
rAvg: 4.14
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @flyingsaucercha

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: 66
Reviews by jim102864:
Photo of jim102864
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
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. (1,052 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of bostonbeans
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BierDude88
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Hopportunistic
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of NCMatt
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
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! (512 characters)

Photo of dailyminefield
4.1/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of evan35
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Mirthrandir
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of One1Asterisk
5/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of cptbenjamin
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of 3ricks
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Tvrowe88
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Leebo424
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Robyn
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bcp5296d
2.99/5  rDev -27.8%
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. (324 characters)

Photo of CBM45
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Stargazer2892
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jbriggs7
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of G3RG
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bcgeiman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Hodgin
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Kirkman
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
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. (747 characters)

Photo of blivingston1985
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
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. (593 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4.14/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Came here for my first time not too long ago for the Down South Beer Tasting that was put on while aasher was in town visiting me for the day. The location was a little hard to find if you were coming off the wrong street. The entrance I took was an entrance for a golf course and then turned right to go down toward the Saucer. Once in sight it was easy to find. Plenty of parking to go around, so no worries there. Upon walking into the establishment the bar is on your right with the wall lined with tap handles. Didn't get a great look at them as we were bringing our own bottles but there appeared to be a pretty decent selection going on here. There was also plenty of seating to go around in the main room as you walked in with a combo of boothes and tables. There was also a back-room with more table seating and bench seating that lined the whole outside wall of the room with tables pulled up to it. We were in the back-room due to the outside bottles obviously. The first server we had was very attentive and took very good care of us while we were there as far as bringing out food and bring extra pitchers of water. After the changeover to a new server, service wasn't nearly as good, but that is understandable based on the circumstances. Didn't get to eat any food while here, but everything everyone else got looked and smelled delicious. Glad I finally got the opportunity to stop in here and will be doing so again in the future without a doubt. (1,463 characters)

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