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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

15929 City Walk
Sugar Land, Texas, 77479-6542
United States

(281) 242-7468 | map
www.beerknurd.com

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Added by rocksforbeer on 05-15-2012

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
22
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
4.5%
 
 
Taps:
68
Bottles/Cans:
130
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 22
Photo of puck1225
4.05/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A nice evening after two games during a hockey tournament. The service was a it slow, but the staff was very pleasant and made the visit enjoyable. Although they were out of my first choice, I had three excellent beers from a great selection on draft. Recommended!

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Photo of marieli
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

The selection of beers at this location was impressive when I was there. For example, Boulevard's new porter Early Riser, Rasputin XVIII, Ten Fidy Wild Turkey, SN Hellraiser, etc. Bottle selection was great, too. My only complaint is they do not have an off premise license. I would have left with a couple of rare bottles.

On the other hand, the food selection was not impressive at all. Hamburgers are tasty enough but a bit skimpy. The Shepherd's Pie was a lot of mashed potatoes but the thinnest of thinnest layers of beef mixture underneath. Pretzel was not much to write home about. Not every place can be Hay Merchant, but a better menu would serve FS very well.

This did not feel like a beer emporium. It felt like a diner, even a family friendly diner, with an awesome beer selection. To be fair, we were there for lunch. Service was good but I wouldn't say the overall feel of the place was overly welcoming.

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Photo of pecokid
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

I am not as well traveled as some and my place ratings are limited but this place easily falls within my top ten beer bars. It is better than the WOB just a block away. While it does not have the west coast selection of Falling Rock, nor the rarities of Monks, it has the space that they lack. The free parking garage around the corner is nice. Also, I am glad they take the "saucer" schtick towards plates and away from aliens. The food selection is just pub grub so foodies should find other places in the "town square".

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Photo of BWE
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

I really enjoyed this place. It has a good atmosphere and is very energetic. I don't know how many beers they have available. But it's enough to take you numerous visits to try em all. The only food we ate while there was some appetizers which were as rated, ok. But the beer selection was excellent.

They have a sampler with about 5 different types of beer of your choice. They also have something for the regulars that visit there. If you drink enough beer there then you get a ceremony of sorts, and a plate on the wall (hence the name flying saucer). The only thing I didn't like was one of the girls with us whom only likes mixed drinks and not beer was only allowed 3 drinks. It wasn't due to her behavior or anything. 3 Drink cut off for mixed drinks. It's not like they were mixed stout by any means either.

But all in all I had a great time there and tried a lot of different beers.

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Photo of ahmashar
4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Consider this to be the beer Mecca of Texas. Having been to both the Downtown location and the Sugar Land location, can tell you I find the Sugar Land location to be superior. They tend to have at least 1 ale on cask at all times, usually a Texas brew, but occasionally Stone will show up there. The staff, Beergoddesses (as their waitresses are called) and Bartenders alike, have a great working knowledge of the beer they serve, but never come across as condescending. The food is _simply_ some of the best bar food I've ever had - not the best food I've had, but bar food-wise head and shoulders above anything I've had at a bar before. The Usinger's brats sliced on "nachos" - which are more like tostadas with a generous helping of beans and cheese, are a revelation. Also, the house smoked salmon is out of this world. One of my favorite places in the world.

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Photo of champ103
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

It is about time I made a visit to the Sugar Land location. Located in the cities Town Square shopping complex. There seems to be endless streets of generic chain pubs/eateries or shops. I think the vibe here is a bit more relaxed than the chaotic bar that is downtown. There is a long L shaped wood and copper bar, with the typical penny lined tap wall. An area for darts, a private area for parties, and a much bigger outside patio than downtown. Seems there are more TVs here as well.

Service at the bar was fine. If you knew some of the staff downtown, you will see some familiar faces behind the bar here. I was there in the late afternoon/happy hour, and the place did not seem as packed, so the waitresses seemed to be able to cover the smaller dinning area here much better. Which is a good thing. Food is typical for the chain. There are a few other items, like pork belly and a burger. The pork belly did not excite me though.

Beer selection is on par, maybe less than downtown or other locations I have been to. Still plenty of Texas locals, mix of national brands, good imports, and two casks were on in good condition. Always good in my eyes.

I have to compare this with its downtown counterpart. I think I like this location better, cause it is not as crazy, more chill and easier to get to (considering the ridiculous parking and construction downtown). Well done, this meets and surpasses my expectations.

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Sugar Land, TX
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.
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