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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
www.beerknurd.com

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PLACE STATS
Place 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 pwsoldier:
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3.9/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

First of all, let me say that this is one of my favorite hangout spots in San Antonio. It has its shortcomings, but the beer selection compensates for those nicely.

Atmosphere: Really depends on when you go. When it's not busy, the atmosphere is excellent, nice and relaxed. They're usually busy in the evenings though, especially on nights that they have specials going on. It often gets very crowded and a bit loud. If you're a Spurs fan, you'll feel right at home when there's a game on the TV sets. Personally, I find the spontaneous outbursts of collective cheering a tad annoying.

Quality: Clean, somewhat poorly lit in a few places, but overall very good quality. They have a very impressive collection of plateware on display. It makes for nice eye candy, as if the waitresses aren't enough!

Service: The bartenders are very knowledgable. They're always willing to make recommendations and give out samples. If you're not at the bar, however, be prepared to do a lot of waiting. The beer presentation is sometimes amiss during happy hour. Their idea of happy hour is charging pint price for an oversized hefe glass of beer. Their intentions are honorable, but some beers simply don't belong in those glasses.

Selection: 70 draft beers and somewhere around 150+ bottles, a very good selection overall. I'm especially fond of their selection of wheat beers and Belgian ales. There are a few styles that could use some expansion, particularly Bock, Barley Wine, and Strong Ale. Their seasonals pick up the slack to some degree, but it'd be nice to have a better year-round selection.

Food: I'm quite fond of their burger, and their pretzels are decent as well. Most of their other dishes are okay and they offer a decent selection of cheeses for cold plates.

I guess my biggest gripe about the Saucer is the cost. Most of the drafts are $4 or more, and a lot of their bottled beers are $10 or more.

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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%

Photo of Drewsauce
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Bier_Maximus
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of gbarbee
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of msanborn
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of StephRai
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of 92blazada
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Leschber
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of NatChris
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%

Photo of wtkphoto
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
89 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.
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