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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 94 / Bottles: 128
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
14999 Montfort Dr
phone: (972) 934-2537
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 45 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is a beer drinkers heaven. Over 200 different kinds of beer available. Some beers are a little pricey, but overall, it is reasonable. You can go to this bar many times over and never drink the same beer twice if you want. And Another plus is that they will always be rotating their menu to add new beers and have more specialty beers during the different seasons. This place has become one of my main hangouts. I love it so much, that I joined the UFO club and am on a quest to drink 200 different beers. I Recomend this place to anyone who loves beer and or just wants to not drink the same few beers most every other resturant and bar serve.
::Edit:: Went back to the saucer this weekend, and decided i needed to up my review, becuase to me, this place is the perfect bar. many beers and a fun atmosphere with great service.
08-23-2007 13:55:15 |
More by KodyBrannon
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Flying Saucer in Addison is a great place to go if you are tired of the same old dance club. There is a great selection here with a menu that is very helpful along with the chalkboard to remind you of seasonals and new arrivals. I have never had a problem with skunked beer. The music is actually tollerable on some nights and is not always too loud to think. There is a realaxing and somewhat dark ambiance here where u can sit and enjoy your beer after a long day under glowing flourescents. Darts are available along with many different themed nights such as trivia, brewers nights, and live entertainment. Finding a good seat on busy nights can be tough but shouldnt be a problem if you arrive before 9:30. They provide a good cheese and meat sampler to compliment your beer choice, while it may be a little expensive it is worth it in my opinion. Overall the prices are about on par with bars of this sort. The staff attempt to be very helpful but can sometimes be a little slow due to the amount of people. This is my favorite bar in dallas since the ufo club(drink 200 beers get plate on the wall with name on it) gives me something to aim for.
06-21-2007 20:31:03 |
More by casadebia
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
Found myself in Richardson, TX on business, so I took the hop and skip (no jump necessary) into Addison to try this place. Glad I did.
I found the place with no problem. Parking, however, was a complete freakin' nightmare. Being as this was 7 PM on a Monday, and Monday's are $2.50 pint nights, I had to circle the parking lot for literally 15 minutes before a parking place opened that wasn't reserved for Steak and Ale customers, or for a Mexican restaurant that had zero customers. I would have parked there, but I figured they'd have known I wasn't a customer, since it appeared absolutely no one was interested in eating there. Finally I spotted someone leaving the Saucer and got that place. Make sure you have plenty of gasoline when you arrive. You may need to fill up before you find a place to park.
Once inside, the place was... well... different. As others have mentioned, the walls consist of pennies and plates. It's nothing if not unique. It was dark, and loud, with an eclectic mix of classic oldies and modern "feel sorry for me, I'm young and rich" whine-pop. The place, as the parking lot would suggest, was packed solid.
The beer list was pretty good, to say the least. As the special works, most pints are $2.50 on Mondays, with the exception of barleywines and most Belgians. Not at all unreasonable. I took advantage of this by having a Stone's IPA, a Kostrizer Schwartzbier, and a Belhaven Scottish. All tasted fresh and clean, leading me to believe they keep their lines up pretty well. The bottle selection is quite nice as well.
I had excellent service at the bar (John, I think). I never found myself dry, and when I ordered, it returned to me extremely fast. The girls on the main floor are, as others mentioned, dressed almost like school girls (skirts, knee socks, and beer t-shirts). I didn't mind, but then, I'm sick that way.
Selection, as mentioned above, is very good. Hard to find better, in fact. There's some rotation of taps, and their website is bound to lag a little behind, so call ahead if there's a beer you really, really want to try.
Food was pub fare. Not bad, but nothing more than that.
The prices looked in line with what one would expect to pay. Nothing way out of the ordinary here. Go on Monday, though, and wow, what a deal. Stone IPA, Kostrizer, and Belhaven for $7.50 total? I'll take that any day.
A fine establishment, and well worth a visit. I'm likely going to go again before I go back home from this trip.
06-05-2007 02:18:55 |
More by jokelahoma
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
I am in Dallas 5-6 times a year and I always stop in at the Flying Saucer. And yes, the one in Fort Worth is nicer then the Adison location and the dearly departed one on lower Grenville was even better.
They have 75 taps or so and usually have a number of worthwhile beers. They do tend to not be as exotic as other beer bars in their coverage but do have good local and West Coast beers as well as some standard others from the UK, Germany, and a few Belgians.
I like the design of the bar including the nifty cooper backsplash made from pennies, dishes on the walls, and the separate rooms.
It can get loud on trivia night and the music does tend to overplayed rock standards.The female wait staff is usually dressed in school girl uniforms which seems a bit juvenile however the service I have received has always been top notch.
This is not a place for dinner but they have some nice beer accompaniment dishes (cheeses plates etc.).
All in all one of the best beer bars in Dallas and the best place to go in North Dallas area for a beer.
05-09-2007 00:27:22 |
More by rbowser
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Located on the southwest corner of Beltline and Montfort, the Flying Saucer has one of the best beer selections in the Dallas area with approximately 70 taps and almost as many bottles. Food is not much better than standard bar fare but is certainly passable if you are hungry. If you are just looking for a snack, they offer free bowls of pickle-spiced popcorn that may seem a bit odd at first but is actually pretty good. They are semi cigar-friendly in that Ive been told they dont allow cigar smoking a couple of times by different people, but have often smoked cigars there and seen others doing the same. The place can get noisy, and if you are there when the band starts playing, forget about any chance of having any conversations. If the band does start playing, this is usually an excellent reason to move to nearby BJs Brewhouse or the Londoner, though.
12-13-2006 15:10:40 |
More by Morris729
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
You walk in to a seating area, with walls and ceiling covered in plates. As mentioned by others, strange, but kinda cool. A bar covers most of the back wall, and there are a number of TVs placed about. Off to the right are a couple of dart boards, and to the left is a lounging area with couches and a couple of video games. Smoking is allowed in spots, and the bar has got WiFi.
Quality of the beers tried was good. We were focusing on new arrivals, so you could say we cheated a bit...Choices among the new arrivals were nothing to complain about, so we didn't feel like we limited ourselves too much. Great Divide Fresh Hop, a couple of Live Oaks, St. Arnolds, and SN Celebration were all fresh.
Service was prompt and she answered the couple of questions we had without missing a beat.
Selection was quite good, but nothing too exotic. A great place to go if you want to try some of the Texas brewery offerings.
As far as food goes, we only ordered a couple of appetizers. They were tasty, but nothing to get too excited about. They were good enough that I would be willing to try dinner there if/when I make it back.
Pricing was reasonable from what we could see on the menu. It was a Monday night, so "most" pints were on special for $2.50. No complaints about that....
11-16-2006 19:57:32 |
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
One of the nicer beer bars in the Dallas area, up in Addison, a convenient location for access to the airport and many conventions in the area. Most of the seating is in a wide open room, with a patio available, and a cozy little room in the back with overstuffed furniture. It does tend to be a bit loud no matter where you sit, though, and when it's busy you end up shouting to each other to be heard. Service is reasonable, though the waitresses don't always know lots about the current selections.
Selection is quite good for the area, with more than 70 beers on draught and about the same number in bottle. Occasionally, the less popular beers may suffer from staleness or less-than-perfect lines to the keg; it's somewhat inferior to the Gingerman in that regard. But generally it's very good, and the bartender can let you know what's fresh. They do their part to support native Texas beers, so try to order at least one good local.
Food is typical pub fare, but is generally decent enough to make it worthwhile to eat in while visiting. If you'd prefer something more interesting, there is a wealth of restaurants in the area, including an example of the classic DFW tex-mex institution, El Fenix, right next-door.
07-24-2006 02:34:08 |
More by allengarvin
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Great little place in a very busy part of North Dallas. Traffic and parking can be a nightmare. There are tons of business and restaurants in the area so it is busy everyday of the week around where the saucer sits. They did start to valet which helps.
As to the bar itself, walk through the nice patio in the front, which they will open in the spring and fall when it isn't too hot yet, and get to the main bar area and check out the tap wall. It is pretty cool since it is made out of pennies and the wall is split with imports along one side and domestics along the other. Many beers on tap and they get used often so the lines usually stay pretty fresh. Many belgiums on tap which is nice and they always have about 20 beers rotating in and out. Nice selection as there are over 200 varities available with both taps and bottles.
Food is getting better as they just updated to a new menu with some more gourmet type meals. There is also a wide variety of cheeses available now with your beer if that is your thing. Many regulars come in on certain nights and they are always friendly. This has become my Cheers.
07-20-2006 16:28:08 |
More by teg8612
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
The Hooters of beer bars features cleanser laden pint glasses and at times, poorly maintained taps along with spotty service by a schoolgirl mini-skirt wearing staff that usually doesnt know too much about beer or even what they have available. The place is very noisy and you better like classic rock.
The upside is 70 taps, 50 or so bottled beers and above average bar food.
If they cant get your glass rinsed right, switch to the bottled beer. The cheese board is recommened.
Free Wi-Fi and darts. Youll need to ask for the code for the Wi-Fi.
07-02-2006 19:37:58 |
More by beerdiablo
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My favorite place to have a beer in DFW. They have a huge selection on tap and bottle. About 200 in total split pretty even between tap and bottle. They rotate beers in and out on a fairly regular basis and rarely run out of a beer. The quality is excellent and they are great about taking back a beer that you find off without asking questions. I go alot on Wed brewery nights (get a free glass from the sponsoring beer) and weekends and even during those heavy times I get great service - almost always get my next beer before I run dry. I had several of the menu items and the food is really good. Taste great and fit well with the beers. Overall the beer and food are great values. My only complaints are that it is very loud and smokey. I'm late 30's so it's probably just old-timers disease but I like to be able to hear the people at the table with me and not feel like I smoked a cartoon the next day. Better venilation would help. The other complaint is that the servers knowledge can be spotty. I've had several that were very knowledgable but had one the other night that tried to tell me that my flat New Belgium Skinny Dip was a low carb version Fat Tire (so wrong I had to laugh). Even with the smoke and noise, I'd never turn down a trip to the Saucer.
06-23-2006 20:42:54 |
More by TexIndy
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Dallas, TX
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