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:
78
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Taps:
94
Bottles/Cans:
128
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 78
Reviews by assurbanipaul:
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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I refer to this one as "Saucer East," being as I am a regular of the original Fort Worth Saucer. Actually, this Addy Saucer is more typical of the size and layout of the Saucer chain since the FW establishment is in an historic building, so they can't modify it too much.

Nice and spacious, lots of room for tables and seating both inside, on the patio and in the cozy "Pub of ♥" area in the back. Crowd is usually North Dallas smoothies, not a real beer culture but nice to look at. Long bar with somewhere around 80 taps stretches across one wall, visually very stunning. At least that many or more in bottles.

I have to give props to this Addy location as they seem to do a slightly better job of QC and selection than does Fort Worth. (I believe the bar back layout has a lot to do with it, keeping the kegs cooler and tap lines shorter.) They also seem to score more selections than FW is able to despite my nagging, such as some of the Austin brews and things like multiple years of Anchor Xmas and maintaining a cask.

Staff is nice and well-trained but can sometimes be hit-or-miss on their info, since they're generally not beer geeks. Food is above average for bar fare but nothing too exciting or out of the ordinary. The only complaint I have about this place is when the band sets up indoors on weekends, the enclosed area makes it so you can't hear yourself think. Otherwise, a very nicely run place.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sara24
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Paper menu, no chalkboard. Good selection and organized properly. Go to drink on the lake.

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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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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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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Dallas, TX
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