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 woodychandler:
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Tucked away in The Triangle mini-mall on West 47th Street off of Lamar Boulevard, the building was semi-circular with a good bit of patio seating behind a short concrete wall on the left facing side of the building. The fire exit was on the side of the parking area, so I had to transit around and to the left to enter. Coming in through the short vestibule, the snaking, sea-green concrete-topped bar was directly in front of me. Once more, a wall of pennies embedded into the wall and sealed with acrylic served as the basis for the back bar, which was the line of taps. Shelves of glassware and bottles sat above the back bar with a huge chalkboard center. Two two-doored coolers flanked either side of the wall of taps with the kitchen to the extreme left, followed by an archway that led to the lavs. Not as many plates in the overhead as at other places that I have visited, but on the other hand, lots of Frisbees were on display. Standard restaurant tables and chairs in the bar area, followed by more of the same, along with the big, comfy chairs, leather sofas and booths in the restaurant area. As usual, the waitstaff was a major attraction (unless you are dead). My server was Teddy (not AM SERVER as my check later read).

Dec 21, 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%

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