The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

BA SCORE
92
outstanding

98 Ratings
The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

111 E 3rd St
Fort Worth, Texas, 76102-4003
United States

(817) 336-7468 | map
beerknurd.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
6.27%
 
 
Taps:
80
Bottles/Cans:
210
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of DoubleJ
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Nicely spotted in downtown Fort Worth, Flying Saucer gave me the opportunity to get a buzz before I headed off to the Stockyard. There's a very large patio which stretches out onto the street, and also a large interior with a long bar. In some ways, it felt like a biergarten. Sticking to the theme is a long tap list with certain days for discounts and events ($3 Texas Pints, Meet the Brewer). A well varied taplist from the somewhat common to the more unusual kegs, with beers like Kulmbacher Eisbock, Founders Rubaeus, Moonlight Desire, Avery Persik, Ninkasi Gound Control, Erdinger Pikantus, Watermelon Dorado. While downtown Fort Worth doesn't have much going on, the Flying Saucer does.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

This is one large Flying Saucer. A three story building right in the middle of downtown Ft Worth. My hotel was around the corner so it was an easy walk in the nice weather.

It was pretty crowded on a Thursday night and the service was a bit slow, but I guess that is par for the course.

Outdoor seating available upstairs, where I chose to get away from the smoke. I think they had about 60 or so beers on tap. It wasnt exactly a stellar selection, but it was certianly not very bad.

I would go back next time I am in Ft Worth. I like all the Flying Saucers I have visited and this one didnt let me down, too much anyway.

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Photo of Redrover
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Revisit 4/7/15 - The new location is very nice. I love the huge beer garten and outdoor stage. The inside is a bit more boxy, but there is a lot of space in the two rooms. The menu has improved, so up the score on that front.

+++Original Reviw++++
The Flying Saucer is located just off the corner of 4th and main, the Saucer occupies a cool older building. There is a public parking lot behind it.

Two rooms on the main floor with a two-story beer garden in back. The smallish bar is in front and it seats about a dozen. There are plenty of tables of various sizes. There is also a section with couches and stuffed chairs. There are very high ceilings with some quirky angles. The walls are covered with saucers. Nice tile floors and old wood add the ambiance. There are some large screens, so it is not a bad place to catch a game.

As expected, massive tap and bottle list. Always rotating in something new. They have lots of emphasis on the growing craft breweries in Texas. I counted four offerings from Rahr alone.

They have great deals like $3 pints on Mondays! Trivia on Tuesdays is a hoot. The crowds seem to be a lot of fun and the bar has a nice Texas atmosphere.

The bartenders are very good and really know the beer offerings. Note that service can slow a bit, as the bar gets crowded. I think they could really use one more tender on busy nights.

Food is just average. I like some of their offerings, but what is the deal with mayo on brats....

My favorite place to have a beer (or three) in Fort Worth.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of blitheringidiot
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

The original Flying Saucer. Cool! Lots of rooms and floors. Indoors and a 2 story out door section with a band on the ground floor. Located smack dab in the thick and middle of Ft. Worth nitelife. Great view from the back deck but watch out for killer flying crickets! ;-)

Since the place gets packed and mobbed, and the wait staff seemed understaffed, the service is so-so. As far as a place like the Flying Saucer on a Saturday nite, I am just here for beer! Yee-haw! Possibly, service is more available in the day.

Selection is sure to please the most avid beer fan, (here comes the BUT) but, too many taps 'o crap prevent a perfect 5.

Could you take your mother here? Gonna say no. Flying Saucers and Moms don't mix.

Last call: Any FS is a beer mecca and worthy of a visit. Heck, if there were one near to Yuenglingville here, I'd go!

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Photo of jrallen34
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I was in Fort Worth and I had give this place a try. There are tons of taps, at least 30 with a huge draft selection. I got to have Live Oak Hefeweizen here, which was aweseom.

The have a great beer menu, in that sense that not only do they have tons of beers, but the menu is nicely done. It is separated out by style, and lists tons of other useful information. Additionally, they have great beer flights by country or state, and lots of fusion beers.

The selection is pretty decent, lots of main staples and Texas beers but not tons of world classe beers. Very weak on RIS.

Good place to drink, lots of comfortable furniture, and tons of patio space,

To top it off, tons of hot ass chick servers.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of AlexM
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tommyguz
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of CraigTravor
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of hockeypuck
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Nuggetz
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of 98green
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of HardTarget
3.65/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Just back from a Ft. Worth trip, and stopped by the Saucer Ft. Worth for the first time with my Dad and Bro-in-law. My dad isn't into beer, he's much more of a wine snob, but they had a red that he was pretty happy with. My Bro is more into macros, but enjoyed the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale I ordered up for him. Atmosphere was relaxed and fairly quiet for a Sat. afternoon. They were playing golf on the TV's which seemed to help keep Dad from getting too bored (not much of a bar person, surprised I got him to stop by with us). Sat on the oversized chairs and couch which we very comfortable.
Service was good. Elena took great care of us, checked in enough that we were never waiting for beer, although the food did take a while. The quality of the food and beer was great.
As is par for most of the Saucers I've been too, they didn't have a beer that I ordered, the Celebration Ale. Maybe I'm off base, but it would seem not that expensive to update their Fly Paper on a weekly basis to cut down on the "sorry, we've out of thatÂ’s. While Bigfoot made a great second choice, I really didn't want that level of alcohol that early. C'est la vive. Given the number of beers they serve (maybe 100 taps, 200 bottles?); I guess it is not possible to keep everything in stock.
We got the German Platter to snack on, and as I said, took a while, but was fresh and tasty, good pub food.
All in all, very happy with my visit and plan on stopping by next time I go beer hunting at the Ft. Worth Central Market (about 10-15 minutes away).

Update 2007
While I still like the place, the quality of the beers has dropped off. Far too many pints I've had well past their prime, and the place tends to be loud and crowded.

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

The oringal Flying Saucer.

A great bar chain and the food was excellent. I had the German platter with two different sausages, slaw, and potatoe salad. probably the best I have had and I have been to Germany.

Beer slection is amazing and they had a few bartenders that knew there stuff and brought me some off menu beers. Thanks

They had alot of local Texas beers and many impressive craft and belgian slections. Nop crap on tap that I saw. This was the smallest Flying saucer I have been too though. I liked it.

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Photo of BeerSox
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Right in the center of Fort Worth in the downtown area near Sundance Square. This location is inside an older style building, which gives it a lot of character and class.

Inside is a downstairs area with a long bar, and some lounge type areas for seating. Upstairs is an outside balcony with wooden picnic style benches. Also, there is another indoor area with chairs and tables, along with a lounge area and a TV.

The selection upstairs is great at the bar, with several craft beers to choose from, some of which are on display. 8 tapes are available of various styles. There are also waiters/waitresses to bring you your drinks.

Good laidback atomsphere upstairs, more of an active scene downstairs. Overall this is a good bar to attend with your friends. It is in a nice location as well, providing for other activities to be done before or after your visit.

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Photo of coldriver
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Our usual go-to place in Fort Worth. Really like the historic building in the Sundance Square area. Great selection of taps and frequently rotated. Patrons are typically beer savvy (but not snobs) although you still see guys ordering vortex-bottled super-cold swill. Generally service is decent although you sometimes get a new waitress that is still learning the ropes. Monday pint nights are a real bargain at $3. The outdoor seating is great, especially after dark on a hot summer night.

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Photo of Westyn
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of needMIbeer
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

A bit of a mixed bag of an experience but overall good. Though there were plenty of good options, 2 of the 4 beers I ordered while there were out but the beer menu and website had not been updated.Food was on point as expected. The service left something to be desired as our server didn't seem to have any sense of urgency and disappeared for roughly 15 minutes when we were ready for our check. I'll definitely visit agin though I'll likely choose to sit at the bar and call to confirm if specific beers are available as listed on the website.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

First time in Ft. Worth, so I made it into the top rated beer bar in Ft. Worth.

Atmosphere - It's a pretty large place with a good amount of booths, adequate seating at the bar, and some additional tables both in the back and in a side room. It's a clean, comfortable place to eat and drink.

Quality - They serve both quality beer and quality food.

Service - Both nights I stopped in I sat in different places. The bartender was conversational and helpful about the menu. The waitress was also the same way, so I didn't prefer either location as it was a positive experience in both.

Selection - They have a good 25-30 or so drafts nicely sectioned into beer style, and they have a pretty good bottle selection as well. It'd be pretty hard for you not to find something you'd like, plus they had just finished a barleywine tap takeover, so they had a great selection of that style when I was here.

Food - I ate the 2nd night I was here, and I greatly enjoyed the food. They offered up a very good variety of mostly standard bar food, and numerous dishes had a fairly unique twist on it. I would definitely eat here again.

Value - Good value.

Overall this was a great experience. I had good beers, good food, and was impressed with the service. Recommended!

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Photo of Mxsluis
4.15/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Went for the beer selection and stayed for the beer selection. Within walking distance to downtown, so we didn't have to drive. The selection was great with only one of my selections "out of stock". My service was good and watching the bar tender, he knew his job. My food was ok, but could have been influenced by the beer. Just a nice place to have a few beers on a hot day.

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Fort Worth, TX
4.15 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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