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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 66 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
101 E 13th St
phone: (816) 221-1900
(Place added by: JLNeal on 05-02-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 43 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I have not been disapointed with a Flying Saucer yet. This one is no different. The food was usual bar and grill type stuff but it is not bad. The service was excellent. The atmoshere is great. It is a little smaller than some of the other ones but it is still a shrine to beer and that is all that really matters. The selction is amazing with around 200 beers and the build your own flight. The beer menu makes for a great cheklist. The bartender was great and she knew every beer in the place and had an opion on each. She was super friendly as were all the staff.
12-13-2010 14:31:42 |
More by MTNboy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
This place has the best beer selection available in Kansas City. They have roughly 100 taps and 100 bottles with new selections rotating in all the time. The food is pretty good for bar food, nothing spectacular and definitely not worth a visit just for the food but I can get past this due to their excellent selection of beer. Every Wednesday they have brewery night, where you get a brewery's glass for a small fee(typically 1-3 dollars) when purchased with the brewery's beer. Thursday is their rare beer night. Some recent offerings include ST Pumking, NH Charkoota Rye, FCBS, and Nemesis. All around an excellent place to grab a beer if you're not expecting to be wowed by the food.
10-09-2010 19:55:06 |
More by seth72104
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I spent a week in Kansas City attending a conference and staying at a hotel right down the road from this Flying Saucer. It was a saviour.
Great atmosphere, similar to other Flying Saucers if you've been. Big and open and airy with pleny of breweriana and those saucers hanging everywhere showing whose drank some serious amount of beers there.
Tap list was large with plenty of local and regional brews as well as some stuff from Colorado that we don't get back home.
I went to a Schlafly night where you could get a free tulip glass with one of their beers. That was pretty sweet and I guess they do that pretty regularly with breweries.
As for the food...two words...ROCKET TOTS...
Worthy of a stop if you need a break from BBQ and also want some good craft beer.
08-31-2010 21:27:39 |
More by indiapaleale
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went through here on a trip to KC for a beer and a snack. Really nice atmosphere, laid back with cool music, walls plastered with beer nerd collectibles. My waitress was very friendly and beer knowledgeable. The waitresses all wore little plaid skirts, if that does it for you (it did for me at least). They had lots of taps and bottles and a lot of good breweries represented.
I had a Mikkeller Chipotle Porter on tap (you know a bar gives a shit about good beer if they go to the trouble of getting a rare Mikkeller on tap) and a Free State Oatmeal Stout, both good. They have a lot of rotating/seasonal taps, including Founders, Bells, Odell, Rogue, Avery, Sierra Nevada, one just for New Belgium Lips of Faith series, and one for Great Divide Yeti series.
They had an awesome bar menu, burgers, brats, etc, but also things like a make your own cheese and meat platter deal with Cotswold cheese as an option (I've never seen Cotswold cheese in a bar before). I had the Rocket Tots (spicy cheese & pepper stuffed tater tots) with habanero sour cream dip, very tasty. They also had a Young's Double Chocolate ice cream float on the menu.
Awesome place, wish there was one nearer to me.
08-10-2010 14:12:48 |
More by busternuggz
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Visited here on 2010-05-27
This is located in the heart of the Power and Light district. The bar is quite large with an astounding 4-page list of craft beers, many of which were on tap. As an example, they had Franziskaner Heffe 16oz drafts for $2.75! I went with the rarer, and exceptionally good, Founders Black DIPA called El Diablo Del Noche.
The atmosphere was quite lively and a fairly young crowd swirling about. The wait staff was fairly attentive. The food was ordinary. It was fairly priced but not exciting like the brews and the atmosphere.
05-31-2010 19:10:33 |
More by Tucquan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Alright I know its a chain and in general I try to avoid chains, but our visit to this down town KC spot was quite enjoyable. It is German beer hall theamed, dark wood, large Munich/Bavaria flag hanging from the ceiling, you get the idea. Huge selection of high quality taps and bottles, decent prub grub plus menu, friendly waitresses, large and roomy room with large windows that were open to the pleasant (we were lucky to enjoyed unusualy cool summer weather) KC summer night. We enjoyed $2.75 local pints! (what a bonus for easterners used to $5 -7 drafts) Finally, you gotta love a place that has disc golf discs all over the cieling...take the family, it's worth a visit for tons of beer selections, decent food and a quite friendly and pleasant athmosphere if you find yourself in downtown KC and you have already been to Grinders several times...
08-07-2009 13:49:08 |
More by Billolick
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
So I went down to Kansas City to visit my uncle. I was telling my uncle and aunt all about craft beer and what a whole great new world it could be for them. I had mentioned they had a great beer bar "The Flying Saucer" and both looked at each other and had never heard of it. Fast forward. So after a great brewery tour of Boulevard, they wanted to take me to a new grocery store. As we turn in to park my aunt yells "Hey there is that place you talked of"
Of course we went in. Awesome looking place. We sat down at the bar. I started talking to what i perceive was the bar manager "Matt". I am asking all these questions about beers we can't get in MN, so of course I have to have a schlafly. He gives me a sample and my aunt a sample of the O Fallons smoked porter. He chats with me the entire time. We all only have 1 beer, wish I could have had more. Very cool place. Also, I think I made a craft beer drinker out of my aunt.
07-28-2009 00:41:17 |
More by Scoobydank
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The flying saucer is a very welcome addition to downtown KC. The beer selection is on par with the best in KC. Wide variety of regional goodies from Boulevard, Schafly, Bell's, Founder's, Arcadia, but not to be outdone in the Belgian department. The service is always nice and very knowledgeable cute girls in schoolgirl outfits is always a plus. People tend to be a little more relaxed in this bar than the rest of the P&L I never feel awkward striking up a conversation. The food is great for bar food nothing out of this world, but better than your average bar fare. I always make a B-line for this place anytime I'm at the P&L.
07-21-2009 16:20:27 |
More by bfields4
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
My Girlfriend and I checked out the Flying Saucer in downtown Kansas City, MO during our 4th of July travel this year. This was our first Flying Saucer experience. It's a very nice place with convenient parking in a nearby parking deck. We went at lunch time on a holiday weekend Friday, so there was only a small crowd of people in the place (a mixture of ages and walks of life). We sat at the bar which has a lovely view of all the taps. In moments I wished we had a Flying Saucer in the Atlanta area. I like the fact that you can order a flight of tasters from the taps, nice touch. My Girlfriend was especially blown away by the Goose Island Matilda on draught, her favorite brew. The staff was very knowledgeable of the beer offered. The bar served the beer in the proper glassware and even had two nice glass washing stations, very cool. The food we ordered was quite good and tasted very fresh. If this is a good representative of a Flying Saucer, I would be happy to go to any of them.
07-06-2009 17:15:44 |
More by TheEclecticGent
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
It seems like I've been to nearly every Flying Saucer, though this was my first time at the Kansas City location. A suprisingly energized crowd for a Wednesday night (or whatever night they do a trivia thing) two weeks ago. Mostly 20 somethings, but not uncomfortable for us more "mature" types. FC always has a solid selection and this one did not dissapoint. Founders Rye PA on tap along with countless other regional and larger craft brewery offerings. The usual well endowed hotties in plaid school girl skirts and plates on the ceilings and the walls. KC teeters on the edge of beer disaster, but for places like this. Didn't try the food as this visit was after dinner with a business colleague of mine. Very much worth the trip in you're in the area.
06-20-2009 09:17:09 |
More by jim102864
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