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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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BA SCORE
89
very good

36 Reviews
The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

11255 Huebner Rd
Ste 212
San Antonio, Texas, 78230-1685
United States

(210) 696-5080 | map
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PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
63
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
Taps:
82
Bottles/Cans:
140
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 63
Reviews by glid02:
Photo of glid02
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Took another long bus ride up here while in the area.

Atmosphere is good. They've got a nice beer garden out front with a bunch of tables that hold an exorbitant amount of people inside. The bar begins on the left-hand side and snakes around to the back of the bar. Saucers hang everywhere, trophies of people who (like myself) spend entirely too much money on beer. On the ceiling hangs actual plateware, looking slightly precarious.

Quality is good. All the beer I had was served in a pint glass but at a good temperature and with the proper amount of head.

Service is hit or miss. I finnagled a place at a makeshift bar in the middle of the place and was able to have a few beers and food brought out to me. Beforehand I had to venture to the bar where I dealt with a bit of guff from the overworked bartender.

Selection is very good, but definitely not great. Tons of taps with year-rounds and seasonals from locals including Real Ale, Live Oak, and St. Arnold's along with a nice selection of others but I didn't see anything that made me say "wow".

Food wasn't all that great. The chicken tenders and fries I had tasted as though they were straight out of the freezer but they were still more than edible.

Value is good. Right about par for what I came to expect in San Antonio.

Overall I got just what I expected. A nice tap list but nothing exceptional. Still, the best bar (not including brewpubs) that I went to while in the area, so it's definitely worth a stop.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MusaJames
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I'm not a person that enjoys craft beers so having such a a great selection of German/English/ Belgian beers on tap makes me very happy. The Saucer is an enjoyable place when it isn't so crowded. The food is pretty damn good and I have eaten there plenty of times. Food prices are not my favorite but oh well.

What I don't like about the place is the damn crowd that can pack the place on the weekends.

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Photo of SemperIPA
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Good chow. San Miguel Burger was legit. Beer selection better than average. Pretty good place!

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Photo of bigchiquilin
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of SergeLowpz
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Devil_Doc
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of blastoderm55
4.53/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of bauerodb
4.65/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great beer tasting spot. Huge selection.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of mattvaletudo
3.05/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Not so much a major craft brew place. More of a sports bar and place to go to be seen/hook up. A trendy place - not for craft enthusiasts. The pub food is pretty decent and reasonably priced. They have some happy hour specials from time to time, usually on beer that isn't that good. Go for lunch and avoid the douche factor that exists on a busy night. Right next door to the movie theater so it is nice to grab some grub and a couple of cold ones before you go check out a flick.

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Photo of johnnyringo013
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of SavageHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great bar with a great drinking atmosphere. Most impressively is the waitress knowledge of beer. I have been twice in the last week and Lauren has listen to my likes and provided me some great beer I would have not known about. Not to Kenton the girls are a plus!!! Definitely like the place and will continue to visit throughout the years!

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Preisman
5/5  rDev +26.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I would go weekly and enjoyed myself every time. The selection is better than none. The food is great. The staff is friendly and always have great advise. A few waitresses that knew my preferences and always had a taster waiting for me. And more often than not it was a great choice. Parking can be bad, but if is not impossible to deal with. Of all the Saucers I have been to this is my favorite.

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in San Antonio, TX
3.94 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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