The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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BA SCORE
87
very good

30 Reviews
The Flying Saucer Draught EmporiumThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(501) 372-8032 | map
www.beerknurd.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
51
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
Taps:
75
Bottles/Cans:
160
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by Fatehunter:
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of socon67
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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 Of course their beer lists were inaccurate out of date ( just like KC ).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 Strangethings
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of aratcliffe
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of 50marathons
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I love this place. Great vibe. The service is a little slow at times. The food is good. The selection is always outstanding.

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Photo of cheshirefriend
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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

Photo of Random_Lizzie
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of CRJMellor
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Food was bad, service was pretty bad. Beer menu is huge but as you know quantity does not always mean quality.

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Photo of Elicoleman
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of bnibs
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Little Rock, AR
87 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.
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