The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

14999 Montfort Dr
Dallas, Texas, 75254-7519
United States

(972) 934-2537 | map
www.beerknurd.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
77
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Taps:
94
Bottles/Cans:
128
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 77
Reviews by allengarvin:
Photo of allengarvin
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

One of the nicer beer bars in the Dallas area, up in Addison, a convenient location for access to the airport and many conventions in the area. Most of the seating is in a wide open room, with a patio available, and a cozy little room in the back with overstuffed furniture. It does tend to be a bit loud no matter where you sit, though, and when it's busy you end up shouting to each other to be heard. Service is reasonable, though the waitresses don't always know lots about the current selections.

Selection is quite good for the area, with more than 70 beers on draught and about the same number in bottle. Occasionally, the less popular beers may suffer from staleness or less-than-perfect lines to the keg; it's somewhat inferior to the Gingerman in that regard. But generally it's very good, and the bartender can let you know what's fresh. They do their part to support native Texas beers, so try to order at least one good local.

Food is typical pub fare, but is generally decent enough to make it worthwhile to eat in while visiting. If you'd prefer something more interesting, there is a wealth of restaurants in the area, including an example of the classic DFW tex-mex institution, El Fenix, right next-door.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zizouandyuki
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Eachristman
4.61/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Awesome beer selection! Food is okay, the bratzel is my favorite. Too bad they did away with the free popcorn, it was great for munching on.

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Photo of Mortarforker
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of oldn00b
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Flying Saucer is about as great as a chain experience can be, imho. This one doesn't disappoint. It's not as funky in terms of decor as say the Nashville location but I sort of dig the more modern, darker bar vibe.

The selection is absolutely solid. Service is hard to rate but was above average and speedy enough considering the crowd level.

Food is more or less typical bar food. Still I put Flying Saucer up there for a solid place to stop if you're visiting somewhere new and looking for a good beer (as I was).

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Visited May 2015:

Stopped by this place twice while in that part of Dallas. Overall, I got to say that this place was pretty average all the way around, except for the beer selection. They has a number of beer that were local and from the state. That was really the only area of note. The service was very underwhelming. The second night that I went, it must have taken 20 minutes to get a beer...and the place was no where near packed. The first night, I sat at the bar...again, not that packed and I had trouble getting the guys attention to get another beer. Don't get me wrong, I am all about being not being bothered by the staff, but that was over the top. Food - average for what it was. The beers that were served had no head on them. I did note that they did have a cask, yet nothing on tap while I was there and some other special offerings. Something to think about though...sometimes more is not better...it is just more. Probably would not return.

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Photo of ruzzal
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of jmikepool
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Very good selection of beers

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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Dallas, TX
91 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.
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