The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
BA SCORE
4.09/5
53 Ratings
The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(512) 454-7468 | map
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Added by AChamberlain on 05-11-2008

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
53
pDev:
9.54%
 
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
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4.13/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My first visit to a Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. A touch 'over-sportsy' for my tastes, but 'what the heck'.
(It's more about disc golf than UFO's. Flying 'Saucers', get it?)

A nice enough place. They have a really good tap selection. They have approximately 50 - 60 beers on-tap. A rotating cask selection. Another probably 200 beers in bottles.

They offer four different geographically-oriented flights. Also a hops flight or a malts flight, in case you want to bone-up on some knowledge. And, a Build Your Own flight, where you pick 5 different beers from the tap wall that you'd like to try.

The beer selection is pretty all-encompassing and most all beer producing regions are represented. Naturally, they have a good offering of Texas-made beers. The menu is broken down into styles of beers, for your ordering convinience.

We were there at around 11:00am, on a Tuesday, and set at the bar for lunch. The place was rather relaxed and almost empty when we came in. The bartender had a trainee, which worked out very well, as they devoted a lot of time to us, and we managed to help the new girl out with a bit of beer knowledge. As the lunch crowd packed in, our bartender maintained a very good level of service.

The food was better than expected, even if I think that they might be just a touch too proud of it. That's alright though. I go to places like this for the beer. You should too! (At least once.)

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Photo of Jmilton
4.61/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Austin, TX
Place rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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