The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Type: Bar, Eatery

323 President Clinton Ave
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201-1619
United States

(501) 372-8032 | map

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Photo of russpowell
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in for a few brews on a rainy Tuesday afternoon, almost had the place to myself. Pleasant enough vibe

The two beers I tried seemed a bit tired

Service was okay, but detached. Of course their beer lists were inaccurate out of date ( just like KC ). The bartender saw me looking at the tap lists & then looking at the menu, but I basically had to grab her attention with any questions. She was helping on restocking kegs, but it there were zero bar customers

Beer selection was pretty good, included about 8 locals & 10 regional beers in a 60-ish tap line up.

If I ever find my self there I would give it another try, but wouldn't really go out of my way to return

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Photo of Beeritual
3.39/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This is my home-town bar, easily the best in Little Rock, and I'm grateful to have it.

There are some really good waitresses, and obviously some girls are better than others, but some just don't give a shit and clearly don't want to be there. Typical, I suppose.

Atmosphere is pleasant, relaxed, classic pub style with lots of dark stain wood trim. There's a large upstrairs as well as an extensive 'basement.'

Food is actually pretty good. I've had everything on the menu. Mostly sandwiches, decent salads, solid appetizers, etc.

They're good about rotating seasonals, and the draft line is extensive. The bottles are always ridiculously over-priced... I'd much rather just buy the same bottle at 50% less and drink at home.

Firkins, aged beers, and other rare beer events. Trivia nights. Brewery nights where you get the free glass with the select beer. Commemorative plates hang on the ceiling/walls to mark beer counts, starting at 200. (plus they throw you a party worth several hundred in free beer).

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Visited on a business trip. Sat at the bar. Did not order food.

Vibe – Great atmosphere. Lots of beer drinkers. Open, well lit, a bit noisy. I don’t necessarily appreciate the drink 200 beers and get recognition, but it’s a business model that seems to work for some. 4.25

Quality – All beer looks to be kept cold. Correct and clean glasses. 4.25

Service – Relatively poor for such a wide and varied selection of beer. All but one of the bartenders seemed to display an unfortunate lack of knowledge regarding the beers they had on tap. Every beer I asked about seemed to stump them. Generally attentive not especially friendly. 3.25

Selection – Great selection. Probably the best tap selection in Little Rock. Most of the beers could still be considered run of the mill and easy to obtain but they had a few of tap that were rarer. Certainly a number that I had never had. 4.25

Price – Thought the prices were good. $$

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Photo of capnamerica
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Located in the Little Rock, AR Rivermarket.

Great service, with a fairly good selection. Different special for each day of the week. They need to update their tap handles. Very good import selection. Lots of local breweries available. No smoking. Very clean.

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Photo of McStagger
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Was in Little Rock for a sister's wedding. Stopped in here. Good selection of some of the choicer midwest brews. Bartender was cordial. Not super talkative, but it was 11 am. He did, however, talk me into the Schlafly IPA, which I immediately fell in love with. So good recommendation on his part.

Went back in the next day for a sandwich and another one of those awesome beers. Sandwich was good, fries were under done a bit. Still crispy, but very light, like the oil wasn't hot enough. Tasted good, though. Waitress was attentive enough.

That being said, I was somewhat surprised at the lack of west coast represenation there. Not that this is a bad thing, as I was forced to try some of the more local options, but I all I saw from the left coast was Rogue, Anchor, Green Flash and Sierra Nevada. Still, they had that sweet, sweet Schlafly's, and I was content with that.

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Photo of ScottoBlotto
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

This is my home bar, so I'm a bit biased. I work right down the road and have 6+ plates on the wall. Most reviews complain about the smoking in the beer garden, so I should update that and say there's no smoking anywhere in the building now. Good food, but no grill so that limits the selection.

The beer selection is probably the best in the state though. Over 60 taps and probably a good 150 bottles. Fort Collins, Schlafly, O'Fallon, Green Flash, Marshalls, Prairie Artisan, Diamond Bear, Core, Tallgrass, Piney River, Abita... you get it. If it's available in Arkansas, it's here. The staff gets training on beer knowledge. There are regular beer dinners, firkin tappings and tap takeovers going on. Monday is "Pint Night" or cheap drafts for most taps. Wednesday nights are glass nights, with cheap pint glasses to take home.

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Photo of slander
4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Sunday in Arkansas; breakfasted with the bride, and said our goodbyes. Opting to mull around Little Rock instead of Memphis pre flight, I parked this totally absurd deal where you fold dollar bills and stuff them into slots associated with your parking spot number in this mailbox type thing, enough said. I’m ready to beer, just waiting on the Flying Saucer to open, which is nowish...

Through to the rear, a long straight stained stainless steel topped bar with a wide lip running the wall to the left. Wood panel base, piping foot rail and seating for 18 on backed high chairs. 75 taps, alternating upper lower upper lower on rows and rows of pennies copper panels. The wall of taps runs a good length split only in ½ by a double wide center cooler. Stainless steel counter top below with shelved glassware of all sizes and shapes, and more coolers on the ends. The wood trim over the bar is lined with beer labels. The large dark wood panel piece above the bar running its length has a large vertical board on center, listing that which has just landed (tap & bottle), events, pint & brewery nights, trivia & specials. Ornate-a-ties with bottles displayed and wines in some slots horizontally below the big board, and flat screens to both sides.

The walls and high ceiling are painted a mustard color, heavily pasted with name plates and a whole lot more of ornamental variety. Light brewery mirrorage and fire sale boards (this one showing $3 Diamond Bear drafts). Spots over the bar and all the way around the room along the top; spinny fan push button lamps and everlasting gob stopper lamps in between alternating. 4 x 4 black & green checkerboard floors.

20 seat 2 sided bar counter table running adjacent to the bar, from green pillar to pillar support down the center of the room, and 2 rows of 5 square tables diagonally beyond. Couch and cushy chair combos in a slightly raised area on the far wall below where some projection TV be. Some window action to their front ‘garden’ room; shirt showcase shwaggings up front, potted plants, cushy couch & chair combos, and 9 picnic tables overlooking Clinton Ave through the big windows. And a downstairs room running the length of the place with, 3 pool tables, 4 dart boards to the rear, and the quintessential Galaga. Also a side room down there for banquets perhaps, done up with old b/w prints of Arkansas folk.

They have a bunch of different ‘5 in 5 oz glasses’ flights you can choose from (around the world, Colorado, Hophead, Eurpoe, USA), but I opted to create my own, starting with the 3 they had from their local; Diamond Bear from Little Rock (English Pale Ale, there’s really not a lot to it, kind of malty with a slight hop bite on the end, needs more of a hop presence; Irish Red, malty, caramel sweet, winner!; Paradise Porter, good roasty chocolateyness, a little thin but tasty tasty, 2nd place), and managed to find a few things with which to round out the flight (Goose Island Pepe Nero, something Belgiany roasty dark and the Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, a Saison that most certainly did not suck).

But, you know, I’m not ready to go, so we’ll try that again. This time, a pair from New Belgium (Mighty Arrow Spring Ale, more piney, citrusy on the nose than the palate but not a bad pale ale, and the Ranger IPA, a nice hoppy floral IPA), a pair from Boulevard (Irish Ale, a lightly toasted Red Ale, a bit of caramel and grassy, and the Single-Wide IPA, grapefruity, but not really too well balanced, meh), and the Goose Island (lovely) Matilda to round out the flight. And bummed a sample of the Boulevard Amber for the amber vertical; Boulevard vs. Abita, Boulevard wins, but even that was just okay and not a good malty toffee thing like the local Diamond Bear.

I must say, Brandon was most accommodating with the samples. At least the kid knew about beer. The place had just opened, and as such, was comfortably dead dead dead, and still I like it a whole lot better than what we saw in Memphis 2 days ago. But like that location, the heavy smoking in the garden room does suck. And don’t come on a Sunday when things are kicked and new arrivals have not done so yet, and you should be okay.

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Photo of Compton25
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I've been here numerous times on my quest to get my plate on the wall. This is the largest selection of taps and bottles in any bar in Arkansas. You can range from local brews like Diamond Bear to Belgian beers like Chimay and Saison Dupont.
Monday night is pint night, when most beers on tap are 3 bucks a pint. On Wednesay it's brewery glass night, you can grab a beer and keep the glass.

The food is above average, with a full menu and decent prices. The salmon wrap is damn good. The service has always been great, with a very beer knowledgeable staff.

I've spent countless hours and had countless beers here.. well actually over 300 beers so far. If you visit, look on the wall for plate #517 and you'll find me.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Yes! While in Little Rock, I visited this place on a whim, while searching for Diamond Bear beers, and it didn't take long before I realized I was in heaven. They had about 75-80 beers on tap, and quite a good bottle selection as well. A great menu that contained comfort foods, as well as some tasty bratwurst and other goodies. Atmophere was average...a little on the family restaurant side and not too intimate. But the beer selection was tremendous with lots of local brews. Staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Definitely highly recommended.

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Photo of Redrover
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I really like the entry way. It has nice heavy tables, ceiling fans, wood, plants, etc. It kind of reminds me of a gentleman’s social club.

The bar area is open with a long bar along the east and plenty of tables to share, including the communal tables down the center.

As expected, tons of taps and bottles. They are always rotating in seasonal offerings and new releases. Note this location has the least amount of local beers of any FS I have been to. .

They offer the standard FS menu, again, what is the deal with mayo on a Chicago brat ... I will snack here, but prefer to eat elsewhere.

The have very friendly and knowledgeable servers. Good with samples, advice and chit chat.

They had a huge crowd on a Wednesday and the weather was horrible. I imagine its packed Thursday through Saturday. It is great to see everyone enjoying good beer. Unlike other FS locations, this one had about 90% male patrons.

I will have no problem going back during my next visit.

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Photo of jayhawk73
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Went to the Flying Saucer w/ a bunch of friends last night. The atmosphere was good, but the music was pretty loud (guitar player), and it made it difficult to carry on a conversation. The alternate room was a smoking room, so that was a no go as well. Lots of great brews, but not as much on draft for what I was looking for. Still, I can't imagine anyplace in Little Rock is going to have more selection. Our waitress was knowledgeable, and seemed to know beer. I'm sure it's a crap shoot on service at a place w/ young waitresses, but our was very good. She even complimented our beer choices at the end of the evening. The food was pretty good as well. The beers I had were slightly more than I would expect, but not outlandish. I imagine the Flying Saucer is the place to go in Little Rock- glad it was close to my hotel while visiting.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

I've been going to this place off and on over the last five years. This review is of my last visit just a couple days ago.

The front area is nice; they open the big windows up in the summer and you can or could smoke there. There are some pic-nic tables and couches. If you get a couch it is a nice cozy place to be. Once inside the main building it is a medium sized bar with saucers all over the walls and ceiling with a stage for live music. There is also a downstairs area with pool tables.

The beer selection is great... 70 taps I think; plus a bunch of bottles. The selection seems to have more domestic micros than before... so that's good. Their specials are pretty good with $2-3 pints on the whatever beers are on specials.

The service in the past has almost always been good and knowledgeable on the beer. However, this last time one of my friends asked the bartender what "2 Below" was and the reply was "I think it's made by Fat Tire, it's just a different name. I think they're just selling the same beer under a different name" So many things wrong with that statement. So that was a little disappointing.

The food is okay. Go there for the beer selection.

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Photo of BeerBear80
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I visited here a while back while doing a military school. The curb appeal lured me in while I was exploring down town. This place impressed me, but of course we don't really have much like this back in Boise. I was amazed and the number of beers they had in stock both in bottle and on tap. The prices are reasonable and the food was great for the price. If I ever end up back in this part of the world I will hit this place back up. I recommend it to everybody I know that is headed that direction. Oh, and I still sport my iBeer shirt proudly.

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Photo of champ103
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

This is the typical Flying Saucer. There is an area out front with couches and tables. A long bar with the typical penny lined Saucer tap wall. Lots of plates line the walls as well. In the back, stairs work its way to a second floor, but it was not open when I visited. There is even a special section for the UFO Club members. Really smoky with lots of TV's and crowds. All fine and dandy, but pretty much resembles the other Saucer bars around the country.

Food is typical for the chain. I think it is the exact same menu as the Houston location. The service was hit and miss. The servers and bartenders did not really know the selection all that well (beyond the special for the day). Other than that, nothing bad.

On to the beer. Highlights for me on tap was Life and Limb, Lips Of Faith Fall Wild Ale (though the bartenders did not know what this was), and Diamond Bear Pale Ale. Plenty of taps that is typical for all the locations, though I think this one might not be as extensive as the Houston location. Plenty of bottles, on par with the chain as well.

Overall, this is just typical for the chain. Nothing special, but worth a visit if in Little Rock.

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Photo of pwoody11
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Was in Little Rock for about 2 months and visited this establishment about a dozen times. Beer selection was decent. More than most regular bars, but I wouldn't quite put this in my elite category. The food was typical of something like a TGI Fridays. Plenty of TV's to watch the game. They also had couches you could sit at if you didn't like the bar or regular tables. The best part about this place was the staff. Smokin hot girls in school girl outfits. The staff was also knowledgeable about their beer inventory. I'd also like to suggest the piano bar across the street after your finsihed here.

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Photo of mtstatebeer
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I've visited a few times since I arrived in Little Rock. Pretty cool vibe, except it can get crowded a little later on a Friday night. This can lead to a lack of service. Otherwise the waitress are all scantily clad, attractive, and also helpful. Selection is good for Arkansas (better than my home state though...), a good wide variety as well. Food was good, I had the buffalo chicken wrap last time and enjoyed it. Pretty good prices for just about everything. Nice place overall I will visit again.

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Photo of MrandMrsBeerArk
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

If you want to find the best selection of beers in Little Rock, and Arkansas for that matter, you need to go to the Flying Saucer. Between the two of us we have 5 plates from the UFO Club so this review is based on multiple visits over the years.

The Flying Saucer is located in downtown Little Rock in the River Market area. It's on a stretch of road packed with restaurants and bars that is about 3 blocks from the Clinton Presidential Library and a short walk to the Arkansas River. The main room of the Saucer is a combination of dark wood and walls covered from floor up to, and including, the ceiling with plates. The bar runs along one wall with more comfortable "living-room" style seating on the other wall and tables and chairs in the middle. The front area of the Saucer is an airy Beer Garden with windows that open to the sidewalk and picnic tables for seating. It's a great place to people watch on busy days. There is a nice area downstairs with additional couches and some pool tables that give the feel of a cave with the low ceilings. Due to quirky Arkansas laws, no minors are allowed in the Saucer as there is smoking out on the Beer Garden and downstairs. The overall feel of the Saucer is a combination of sports bar and beer hall.

Given the fact that the Saucer has a constantly rotating stable of 75 taps and over 100 beers in the bottle they do a pretty good job of serving fresh beer. Only rarely have we ever found a bottle past its prime or an off-flavor from dirty lines. This is partly due to the daily "Fire Sale" beers for $2.75 a pint to help move older beer. Sometimes you can find real deals with stronger beers like winter seasonals or SN Bigfoot on tap for a fraction of their regular price.

On average, service at the Saucer is very good. The waitresses or "Beer Goddesses" as they are called are all young, attractive, and dressed in short skirts and knee-high socks. As if that's not enough, they are quite knowledgeable in the beers that they serve. All Beer Goddesses have to pass tests on beer styles and selection. It's nice to talk with a waitress at a beer bar that has tried all the beers and can make recommendations of beers to try. Be aware that later in the evening the Saucer can be quite loud and crowded and the level of service, as expected, will drop.

The Flying Saucer has the best selection of beers in Arkansas with almost 200 different beers at all times. They carry a decent selection of Belgians (Chimay, Duvel, Kasteel) as well as a wide range of American craft breweries including New Belgium, North Coast, Avery, Rogue, and our own local Diamond Bear beers. Some have complained that the beer list is padded by some average and mass-market beers. You will see all the big boys and some mass-market pretenders, but nonetheless it's still an impressive lineup.

Expect decent, but not great pub grub at the Saucer. You can get pretty good sandwiches, wraps, and salads. The pizza is fair but was probably frozen when you ordered it. The best food on the menu is the bratwurst. Come for the beer but eat elsewhere if you are looking for good food.

Expect to pay at the Saucer what you would at other multi-tap bars. To save money, be sure to check out their Fire Sale ($2.75) and also ask if they have any other specials going on.

As mentioned already, if you are in Little Rock and want to try the best selection of beers in the state, you can definitely have a good time and find plenty to drink at the Saucer.

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Photo of ripcreek
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I've been to the Flying Saucer before and although the extensive menu can be overwhelming I found the bartender to be very helpful. I usually come in looking to try something that I haven't had before or cannot get near home. The bartender was very helpful in asking what I liked and made suggestions, including small samples. Found her to be pretty knowledgeable with the all the beers that I asked about which was refreshing.

Food choices were typical beer bar food but good. I had the double schnizel and found it to be tasty.

I always look forward to a stop at the Flying Saucer while in Little Rock.

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Photo of dotsonjamesg
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Atmosphere: The bar sits downtown on what is referred to as the "River Walk." The area has a big city feel with a small town vibe. The front is all decorated glass with brick accents. The bar has almost a saloon style setup and looks anything but modern. The interior has rich wood accents and plenty of seating, though it was a little loud inside. There are also several seating areas, including a basement level which contains a lounge style arrangement.

Service: The service was decent. My server, an attractive and thin-built young women, was helpful and knowledgeable of beer. I do wish she would have paid a little more attention to us, but we always seemed have some amount of beer in our possession, which is satisfactory.

Selection: At first glance, the brew menu is large and extensive but as you read on you quickly realize that much of the selection is simply disguised amidst vast numbers. Just about every generic, mass-produced beer from all over the world can be found at the Flying Saucer. If you're an inexperienced beer drinking, it's a great place to start working-up a taste for better and more exotic brews. If you're an experienced beer nerd, in search of that one great brew, you might get a little bored with the selection, though you may find a few things you haven't tried yet. Any "beer emporium" on the West Coast would be embarrassed to house such a large quantity of low-quality macros.

Food: The food is also pretty decent but nothing extravagant. Its a beer emporium, not really a place you go for a good meal.

Quality: All in all, my experience was a good one but wish they had some more rarities. For those of you who feel my views are bleak, let me point out the fact that this bar is self-admitted to be a draught-emporium. Although the selection for exotics was limited, the bar has great deals like $2.75 "Pint Nite" every Monday. You can also buy in to the U.F.O. club, which costs $15, and you get a Flying Saucer t-shirt and tracking card. When you drink every beer on the menu, you get prizes and your name embroidered on the wall for all to see.

They did have a good selection of Rogue, North Coast,New Belgium and even a few Avery's, including the legendary "The Czar" Russian Imperial Stout.

I will visit again oh and I did partake in the U.F.O. club =)



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Photo of BamaBeerBuff
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Visited on September 20, 2008.

The Flying Saucer is located in a hip riverfront locale in downtown Little Rock. The front is entirely glass with some nice couches, chairs, and a homey feel. Inside the bar area there are a couple of TVs, and plates line the walls, ceiling, and nearly everything else. Decor is appropriate with a nice bar. There's a small stage on the side, and there was a guy playing acoustic guitar and singing while we were in the bar.

I docked quality a little bit because the beers were served too cold and only the Belgians came with their proper glassware. I ordered a Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen and got it in a pint glass instead of a weizen. Not a big gripe, but still enough to put a slight damper on the experience.

Service was a tad slow at times, but on the whole was pretty solid. Waitress was nice, but didn't seem to know a whole lot about the beer menu.

Selection is where the Flying Saucer really excels. The tap wall behind the bar has probably close to 100 taps, and the beer menu was about 4 pages long. They had pretty much EVERYTHING you could get in Arkansas, which was most impressive.

The food was decent, but nothing too special. I got one of the sandwiches and it came out hot, tasted good, and had a beer-based au jus on the side.

Overall, I would strongly recommend the Flying Saucer to anyone in the Little Rock area--it's in a really cool area, they've got tons of beer, decent food, and good prices.

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Photo of Yetiman420
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The Flying Saucer has pretty much any beer you would want and could get in Arkansas. It's located caddy corner to Boscos and it was my third (and fourth) stops on a business trip to Arkansas.

They had two New Belgium LaFolie's left (at $30 each) until I left town. I was flying solo and shared one with a crazy ugly lady at the crowded bar. I went back the next day and drank one by myself prior to my evening flight.

They also had beers from Diamond Bear which is the local craft beer (the porter was ok).

A very nice place that can get crowded in the evening.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This was my fourth Flying Saucer, with Fort Worth, TX; Charlotte, NC; and Nashville, TN being the others, but this one was unique in my experience. First, there was a Fickle Finger of Fate painted on the side of the building, pointing the way to the entrance. The entry fronted President Clinton Avenue and the picnic tables were just inside the doorway. My group chose one such table near the window and it felt like we were on display the entire time that we were there.

Inside, the long, marble-topped bar was off to the left with the many, many taps and several coolers acting as the back bar. The plates were a standard fixture in the overhead. Also, with respect to fixtures, where do they find all of their honey-honeys? The servers are all drop-dead, knockout gorgeous young women in plaid micro-miniskirts, white Catholic schoolgirl leggings, and snug blouses. Yow! That's at every location, not just this one. Erin was my Teutonic-maned beertender. I kept listening for Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" every time she approached our table.

There was an expansive restaurant area aft of the bar with the kitchen all of the way aft, in the centerline, with the lavatories to the right of the kitchen.

Mommy, could we PUH-LEEZE have one of these up north?

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Photo of Beertracker
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

The Flying Saucer should definitely be on any good beer lovers radar while visiting Little Rock. The historic River Market district location is easily accessible from I-30, but parking can be a premium especially during weekdays. I must admit that this is one of my least favorite Saucer locations and from the outside, it looks kind of looks like a cheap strip mall Irish pub with all the painted windows. The inside is surprisingly spacious with plenty of seating. I visited this location a couple of different times, so my review reflects an average. The staff here seems to be at least beer literate, but not very attentive. I was surprised not to find more local offerings (e.g. Bosco's or Vino's), but Diamond Bear was flowing freely. BTW - Bosco's is just down the street and a much better choice for lunch or dinner. The place gets busy on weeknights & Saturdays. Try to stop on Monday for $2.50 pints all damn day! or Wednesday for brewery night where you buy the beer and get the glass. They also have $2.50 Diamond Bear pints on Thursdays. Solid bottle selection, draughts are OK. Join the UFO Club and drink beer at the Flying Saucer!

CHEERS! Beertracker

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Photo of aforbes10
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped in at my first Flying Saucer here in Little Rock last week on the tail end of a business trip. The place looks good when you walk yourself setup, with a variety of seating arrangements. A server came over and asked what beer we wanted from the large, well put-together beer menu but then had little to no ability to answer our questions regarding the particular seasonals on tap (the Rogue offering, in particular, she was completely clueless about). Beer menu is nice, with a good number of decent to very good tap selections. Nice to see so many from New Belgium, Rogue, Boulevard, Breckenridge, etc. They seem to have deals on certain things on certain days. I ordered the mysterious Rogue seasonal and then later asked the bartender what it was (it was "Brewer", and it was pretty good). Ate a nice Salmon and cream cheese wrap that came with kind of tasteless tortilla chips and salsa. Not really all that impressive of a place, save for the excellent beer selection, but i can't say that i wouldn't go to a place like this if there was one in South Bend

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Photo of Nesued
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Was travelling on business and came upon this Flying Saucer while walking the streets after the conference day was finished. Since we have a Flying Saucer in Columbia, South Carolina I figured I would stop in and see how this one compares with the only other one I've come to know and love.

One initial comment: This place was easy for me to miss. In fact I did the first time I walk by it on the oppsite side of the street. Only when I looked across and read the lettering on the side was I able to identify it as a Flying Saucer. Not sure if this was a zoning restriction of not being able to post better placarding.

The entry into the establishment opened to an anteroom that contained both individual seating and benches around picnic table-style seating. This didn't have the same "porch" feel as the Flying Saucer has in Columbia. My opinion was that having bench-style seating would be better suited to an outdoor environment where you can allow the sound of talk and laughter to dissipate to the great outdoors a bit better. I grabbed a seat in this anteroom and opened the beer menu. Sampled a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (with lemon) for the first time was enjoyed it. Was early in the evening and the place had not started "jumping" yet, but I'm thinking the echoes would be a bit hard to take once the rooms filled up. Perhaps I'm spoiled by the Columbia Flying Saucer where a majority of the activity takes place on the outdoor patio area.

The beer menu was ample with 70+ beers on tap (at best estimate). Tried a few more local brews which seemed to take up much of the "on-tap" selections.

All in all, I was looking at this establishment in comparison to another Flying Saucer and they seem to be of similar offerings of brews. A nice place to both gather and sample what is good about beer.

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