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

3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I'm not blown over by the location of Austin's Flying Saucer.

The Triangle mixed use development has some general problems with aesthetics, that said the saucer does a decent job a generating an old pub feel in the middle of some chaotic and shoddy postmodern architecture. Dark wood and nice old furniture. My biggest problem is the TVs, they are huge and they are every where, unless you go outside there really is no place to sit without a giant distraction machine in full view.

The clientele is a nice mix off folks that are usually fun to talk with but there is a touch of just moved to Austin yuppie hipster floating around.

The service here is a little weird. In this area, the saucer franchise is doings its best to channel some kind of cleaned up hooters vibe. The vast majority of the servers are young attractive women in school girl short skirts and tight t-shirts. You can say whatever you want, but this adds a little to much frat boy sports bar for my tastes. In addition, I know from a friend that these young ladies have to pass a reasonably thorough beer knowledge exam but their lack of 1st hand beer drinking experience often makes their beer talk seemed strained, like they're reading a corporate mission statement. The upside is saucer may be some kind of accidental incubator for hot beer nerds.

Beer selection is very good, with all regions and styles making a solid showing.

They have some good specials but over all the prices are a little high. Paid $8 for regular Schneider & Sohn Hefe.

I don't mind going to this place and they often have great stuff on tap that you can't get anywhere else in town. But it is not my favorite, the saucer doesn't seem to know what it wants to be.

Sep 26, 2009
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%

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Mazzifer from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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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