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

328 W Morgan St
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601-1369
United States

(919) 821-7468 | map
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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.26
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
39
pDev:
8.45%
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Ratings by TheRougeBastard:
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Reviewed by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Great place to begin a night a brew tasting! Local breweries as well as some of the best BA rated examples filled their menu! We went on a Saturday night and while it was busy, service wasn't slow by any stretch! Didn't try the food, but some examples others close by ordered smelled and looked amazing! Ditto on the Patio on a nice night, it doesn't get much better!
Jun 28, 2013
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Big place with a huge tap and bottle list in the downtown area of Raleigh. Busy on a recent summer evening, even on the outdoor patio, but did not have to wait for a table. Thinned out as the night rolled on. Crowd was mostly young (there is a college right across the street) but not rowdy. Food menu was limited but satisfying. Good service; attentive but not obtrusive. Liked the vibe; tv’s and cell phones were in limited use, so conversations dominated. Would definitely return if in the area again.
Jun 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by slasich from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.32 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jan 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by Scottync from North Carolina

Sep 01, 2018
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Reviewed by terry33 from Virginia

4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75
As of 2/19/2020, celebrating their 25th anniversary. Keep up the good work.

The beer selection is great, they have excellent Beer Cheese Soup and the breakfast pizza on Sunday are both great choices.
Mar 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Apr 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by rosmith51 from North Carolina

Jun 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.43 by StoutSnob40 from California

Mar 30, 2016
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Reviewed by TheBeerBuckler from North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3
I love this place! I tend to go on Mondays for Pint Night, it's very loud on these nights, which is kind of a set back. However if you go to the back room there's hardly ever many people in there so that you may enjoy your time with friends and be able to hear each other! The establishment in general is very nice, there's all sorts of plates on the wall and ceiling with random remarks from people who have drank large amounts of beer there which can be entertaining to stare at and read if you feel inclined to do so. The waitstaff is good for the amount of people they service on nights with specials. The main reason this is one of my favorite bars is because of the affordable price ($2.50 on Pint Night for most drafts) they have a great selection of beers! I haven't tried much actual food here, I've only dabbled in the appetizers a bit while with friends, but from the few things I have tried they were all acceptable, nothing spectacular-- but what do you expect from chips and dip or a pretzel with queso?
Nov 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by VABA from Virginia

Aug 29, 2015
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Reviewed by oldn00b from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5
My third Flying Saucer and it's a lot like the rest. It's got a lot of open space. Decent vibe. Has a very oddly placed dart board - felt like we were in the way of the servers getting their beers from the bar but they kept saying we were fine so they were definitely nice about it. Selection was a bit disappointing actually, especially after hitting up a couple places like State of Beer and Tasty with tiny menus but impeccable choices.

Food was fine, typical flying saucer bar and pub food. It happened to be an Elvis night where they were giving out Elvis pint glasses and playing a lot of Elvis songs. Was definitely a nice touch.

Overall I feel like they could do a bit to put some more interesting things on tap here but it's definitely a nice place to stop in that near a lot of other things.
Aug 14, 2015
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
My law school daughter took me here before the 4th of July celebration, yesterday. I could have stayed the rest of the day! Well over 50 drafts and then 30 plus bottled beers . . . WOW! Excellent service. Great atmosphere with music piped in ranging from Dylan to the 80s and Carolina Beach. Can't wait to return.
Jul 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.68 by AngryVeteran from North Carolina

Mar 05, 2015
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Reviewed by dailyminefield from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25
2/25/17: stopped in here last week and saw Bell's Black Note for $11/bottle on the menu. My buddy and I thought this must have been a misprint, but we ordered it anyway. Two minutes later the waitress came out with two bottles of Black Note. I've never seen this beer in a store or on draught in NC, it is rare down here, and it comes and goes like a fart in the wind.
Feb 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.18 by SFNC from North Carolina

Feb 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by Macsimus from California

Feb 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.83 by evan35 from North Carolina

Jan 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Jan 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by jak from North Carolina

Jan 02, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by gbarbee from North Carolina

Nov 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Soto from North Carolina

Sep 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by ncstateplaya from North Carolina

Sep 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by styleisking from Michigan

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Highbury09 from North Carolina

Aug 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Ian504 from North Carolina

Aug 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jul 31, 2014
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Reviewed by MIchael_D_Larkin from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5
Just about my favorite place in Raleigh. Occasionally the service can be slow (still very friendly but it gets very busy or the waitresses can sometimes be... herbally infused...). I stop by just about every time I go to Raleigh. The food menu has just recently been changed, I wish they would have expanded it more and left the original menu for the Hungry Farmer. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy a cigar. The most dog-friendly place I've seen in Raleigh so far.
Jul 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by woodchip from North Carolina

Jul 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by JMC_TM from North Carolina

Jul 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by jophish17 from Georgia

Jul 05, 2014
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Reviewed by jprivott from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
80 beers on tap is quite a thing to behold. I was enthused to see the nightly specials were local beers, and our bartender was prompt and attentive. Shared a light platter of meats/cheeses so I don't have much input on the food, although it looked tasty on the menu. I showed up on a weekday, and could imagine it getting quite packed on the weekends. There was also a nice patio for folks to sit or stand. Found the place by chance after pulling off the interstate, would bring a friend back, seems like a successful venture!
Jul 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by rkbrownii from North Carolina

Jun 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by BradShook from North Carolina

Jun 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by markgugs from New Jersey

Jun 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by RyanAU from North Carolina

Jun 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Hodgin from North Carolina

May 14, 2014
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Reviewed by rw1992 from North Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Interesting place to go to. It was quite busy, but we did go on a Saturday night. Loved the selection of beer and the overall atmosphere for the place. I would definitely go again due to my first experience there. However, I would go at a different time/day in order to receive better service (due only to the fact that they were packed).
May 12, 2014
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Raleigh, NC
Place rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 111 ratings