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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Type: Bar, Eatery

101 E 13th St
Kansas City, Missouri, 64106-2923
United States

(816) 221-1900 | map

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Added by JLNeal on 05-02-2008

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Reviews by fltmedic:
Photo of fltmedic
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I really love this place. This location is the only Flying Saucer that I've been to and I hope the others are this good. The entire staff is very beer knowledgeable and the selection is way above and beyond. They make it a point to tap some unusual brews and have a cask or firkin tapping about once a month. There is plenty of bar space and a small couch area too. It is a nice, big, open pub room but somehow when I get there with a group of friends it still has the feeling of a smaller pub.

The table servers are great. They have taken care of two parties for me, each with 50ish guests and they keep us happy, full, and with delicious beers in our hands for 4 hours with no mistakes or complaints. One guy asked a server what beer he was drinking because he couldn't remember what he ordered and she smelled it and told him. That's much better than the "um, let me go look at your bar tab" that most places would offer.

Everyone seems pleased with the brats and burgers, but I am here to tell you that the pretzels are to die for. The mustard is super spicy and oh so tasty.

Raglan Road is a distant second, Flying Saucer is the only place to hang on at the Power and Light District.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ChaseBoat77
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Overall a really solid place. This place fills up after 5:30 PM. Great beer selection, but they could still do some weeding. Cool, fun atmosphere in a fun part of town.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Awesome selection of beers. Nice atmosphere. Didn't eat here, so I can't comment on that. Service was decent. Best beer selection I saw in Kansas City for sure. Park in one of the garages for sure. Gets impossible to find parking otherwise.

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Photo of Roos
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of jamesgaither
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of RobWhiting
4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

What an awesome selection of craft beers! You will want to come back again and again because you will never get tired of trying something new or going back for an old favorite. If you aren't hungry, get the pretzels anyway. You will thank me later!

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Photo of nbrio85
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Excellent place to try countless amounts of beer on tap! And if they don't have it on tap they've almost always got it on bottle. Always good to great friendly service.

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Photo of russpowell
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Not sure where my old review went.... Visited twice last week

This place seems a pleasant enough place to drink at. I could do without the loud music. I felt fairly old there, very much a younger crowd.

Beer quality for the most part was good

Service was friendly/helpful

Beer selection was good not great. They were going to put some rarer 4 hands stuff on one night, but alas my schedule didn't mesh. They had tap handles on when the kegs were blown, beer listed on the menu & chalkboard that were also gone. One time it took me 3 tries to actually pick a beer they had.

The food was pretty good, not cheap, but in line with the area.

I would go again if in the are, but not go out of my way. My 3 visits have left me somewhat happy, not thrilled. This is the only Saucer I've been to, so not really sure how it stacks up. A chains go, I rate it slightly higher than Mellow Mushroom...

They did always have t least on discounted pint, so that was cool....

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Photo of heathermaryconnor
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of PresbyPint
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Visited during a recent trip to Kansas City. This bar is located in what seems to be a fun district of downtown KC, the Power & Light District, and is a short stroll away from a horde of other restaurants and bars. It is also right next door to a parking garage that, at least the Friday evening I was there, offered all-night parking for $2, which is always a plus for a downtown spot!

The tap list is extensive, the bottle list not so much - approximately as many bottles on hand as taps. Bar staff seem to know their beer, which is unfortunately not a given at many craft bars. There's a bit of a kitschy vibe, with much of the place wallpapered with "saucers" that people apparently earn by ticking 200 different beers on site, and three times in the couple hours I was there, new "saucers" were unveiled with much ado - overhead speaker announcing, bells ringing at the bar, and so forth. The place was fairly crowded, but that's to be expected for a downtown spot on a weekend evening. The food menu is standard pub fare, burgers and appetizers.

The tap list included some harder to find beer, and it looks like they try to have something unique on hand at all times, in addition to an apparent focus on Missouri and Kansas beer.

Would return if ever back in town.

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Kansas City, MO
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