The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Bar, Eatery

815 W 47th St
Austin, Texas, 78751-2359
United States

(512) 454-7468 | map
beerknurd.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.08
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
54
pDev:
9.56%
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Reviews by 2xHops:
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2xHops from Texas

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

By far the best quality this place has is the selection of the beers. It's very good if you can have over 100 beers to choose from, so you can always pick something new each time you visit.

The atmosphere here generally are good, and it can be somewhat lively when the college crowd descend on the restaurant. However, if you come here often enough, you can guess when will be the "slow" night if you wanted some quiet and few beers.

The drawback, for me, is the menu. While I can't say I have tried every item on the menu, I can certainly say that there seems to be some inconsistency in the quality of the food. For example, the wings aren't very good at all, and it's overpriced. Some of the hot sandwiches aren't so bad, and some of the appetizers are good too.

I am a strong believer that every pub should strive to have absolutely amazing food to go along with some of the best beers they have to offer. Flying Saucer doesn't quite do this, but why am I not surprised? I usually only come here for the beer.

Aug 07, 2011
More User Reviews:
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Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 31, 2018
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Jmilton from Michigan

4.61/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I used to work in Columbia, SC and our group often went to the Flying Saucer for diner on Wednesday, which is beer night. I now travel to Austin for business and thought I would try the Flying Saucer. Great beer selection and good service. Not quite the fun college crowd that frequents the Flying Saucer in Columbia, SC, but still fun. Highly recommend visiting for a beer.

Sep 22, 2017
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GreatStoutman from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Mar 21, 2016
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OldBrewer from Canada

4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Mar 11, 2016
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mig100 from Texas

3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nov 21, 2015
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BGsWo22 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Aug 31, 2015
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SergeLowpz from Texas

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Aug 26, 2015
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gilgar from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Aug 23, 2015
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Patrick_Redbeard from Texas

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

May 17, 2015
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jkinny from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Dec 11, 2014
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cfrobrew from Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

Aug 19, 2014
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reebtaerG from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Aug 18, 2014
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Ben7773 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Aug 10, 2014
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GRG1313 from California

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Jul 31, 2014
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axpetree from Texas

5/5  rDev +22.5%

Jun 15, 2014
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mgr78704 from Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

Jun 08, 2014
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Nightwish1094 from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Jun 03, 2014
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Jame515 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

May 29, 2014
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CraigTravor from California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

May 25, 2014
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charleslueg from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

May 01, 2014
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greenspointexas from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Apr 30, 2014
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Getalegup from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Mar 18, 2014
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Mazzifer from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Feb 08, 2014
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MichialTanner1 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Jan 25, 2014
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Austin, TX
Place rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 54 ratings