The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium


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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Type: Bar, Eatery

111 10th Ave S
Ste 310
Nashville, Tennessee, 37203-3815
United States

(615) 259-3039 | map

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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium was undoubtedly the best beer bar that I visited during my vacation to Nashville over the weekend. We ended up here both Friday and Saturday night.

Yeah, this place is that good.

First off, they have music and the two bands that I watched couldn't have been more polar opposite. On Friday night, there was an awesome blues band with a woman soul singer and Saturday night was an 80's band that left a lot to desire. There was a $3 cover charge each night. This was actually the only bar that I went to all weekend that charged to get in. You come here for the beer though. I always enjoy having good live music to enjoy while having some craft beers.

The atmosphere reminds me of a cross between a big German beer hall and a a hip craft beer bar. Candles set the chill mood and there are craft beer menus located all around. Service was really good during both visits, including my well received free sample without asking. Re-fills were prompt and service was helpful. All beers were served in proper glassware and at the right temperatures.

Draft beer highlights during my visit included Shiner Bock, North Coast Scrimshaw, Victory Prima Pilsner, Yazoo Dos Perros, Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan, North Coast Red Seal Ale, Brooklyn Brewery Brown, Avery IPA, Stone Smoked Porter, Terrapin Rye Ale, Avery White Rascal, Young's Double Chocolate Stout and many more.

There are also tons of coolers behind the bar showcasing a great bottle selection. I ordered a Rochefort 10 that was delicious, served correctly and in the right glassware.

Food selection was limited and I only tried the "Chicken Snack" which are good quality, white meat chicken tenders.

As a side note, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express that is located literally across the street. Things couldn't have worked out much better than when you have a beer bar of this magnitude so close. I really appreciated this convenience and is hopefully a good tip if you're traveling from out of town and looking for somewhere to stay that is close to the honky-tonks in Nashville.

All in all, I was very pleased with the Flying Saucer. Certainly worth checking out if the area. You'll easily understand why it's one of the best beer bars in Music City USA.

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Photo of coldriver
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Visited mid day on December 28th. This is the 13th Flying Saucer I've been to and I certainly like the downtown/historical building locations (Fort Worth, St Louis, etc) better than the strip mall locations (Charlotte, Cordova, etc). This one is in a historic train station which gives it some extra points although the parking situation was a bit confusing, especially with construction going on in the area. This location has a nice front area with couches great for relaxing adjacent to the dark pub main room with the bar and large tapwall. The taplist was more than adequate although less local than most locations, perhaps because the local beer scene seems a bit under development compared to many places. Food seemed to be the same menu as most Saucers.

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Photo of HardyA
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brown120
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Adamtravsdad
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of hockeypuck
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of bhochman
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

My second Flying Saucer visit... Austin was my first (what was their first location)?

Nice digs in a converted train station or something, but hard to park if you're from out of town, or even hoofing it I guess. I found enough time for a quick one with 30 minutes on a meter across the way.

Great selection, and a very good bartender. The crowd was slim as it was prior to work letting out. I felt welcome and it was nice, but I didn't feel like it had a particularly "Nashville" vibe - in fact, I kind of felt like the whole Flying Saucer was also just a tourist like me ~ it didn't quite gel. Why? I don't know, and maybe I'm half off the rails on this one, but that's how I saw it. Still, I'll probably head back the next time I'm in town (in like a week or two).

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Photo of Gregf51
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Great place in a historic building. Rathskeller style beer hall with high ceiling decorated with plates and plaques of people who've drank 200 beers there. Beautiful Dark wood decor, with a bunch of taps 50+ as I recall, several bottles too. Service was good, we were in on a Sunday and it wasn't very busy. Friends had food, and it looked great. Cool menu of beer-drinking food. Plenty of local beers, which is awesome. I see there are several locations throughout the heartland. I would stop at any of these that I happen to be near in my travels. I would say this is a must-stop in Nashville.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Pretty standard for a Flying Saucer but it has a funkier vibe than some (thinking about Dallas for instance).

Solid selection as should be expected. Food is typical for flying saucer. Staff is friendly. It is in a great location to grab a drink before doing something else downtown in walking distance (Johnny Cash Museum, Ryman etc.). Also compared to the beer offerings at most of the honky tonk type bars around it, it's damn tough to beat.

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Photo of tommy5
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of joshstl
4.95/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of funkydrumma
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

It's all about selection, selection, and selection. You can't find this many taps anywhere else in Nashville. The bartenders are awesome and the vibe is laid back. It can get busy some nights, and food menu is average, but nobody's coming here for the grub. It's all about the beer at the Flying Saucer, and they are killing it.

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Photo of Dreizhen
3.82/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

A very popular place to drink great beer in Nashville. Has kind of a club/lounge/house (home, not the music) feel. Service can be a touch lacking when it gets crowded, but still a fun place to go with a group, especially after visiting the neighboring Frist museum. Pretty extensive beer list with good weekly specials. If you like craft and are in Nashville, this is a good place to start. Worth seeking out if you've got a weekend.

Parking sucks.

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Photo of AdamTebbs
4.86/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Outstanding place to grab a beer in Nashville. I Like all of the flying saucers I have been to. Great beer selection. Always a fun crown and our server was very knowledgeable.

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Photo of PhishNoC
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of thomasarose
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of 2syllables
4.15/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ronobvious2
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

What can I say? Probably the best place in all of Nashville to get your drink on and it's located next door to the Frist so you can get your art on and let some of the booze wear off. I'm a UFO member working on my green plate so I've hit this place enough to know it's pedigree. Thing is that they have a decent food selection too, although the Pork Belly sandwich is gone and you should be sad for that, even if you're never had it. Large tap wall, drink specials every day of the week (the "fire sale"). Just join the UFO club and make what you drink count towards something.

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Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

I will straight up start with I like this place has a neat vibe to it it's in part of an old railroad station. Lots of taps good local representation my only beef was I felt like stouts were under represented maybe time of year? I think I've become jaded though because Tennessee distro is kinda average I felt they didn't have anything stand out on tap, but it's still a very solid tap list. Food is fairly average their renowned pretzel is good but not astonishing. A fairly knowledgable bartenders which is very nice I asked for a fruity IPA the last time I was in and she laid it on me.

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Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jbfarris
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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