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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 66 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
101 E 13th St
phone: (816) 221-1900
(Place added by: JLNeal on 05-02-2008)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
(Visited 06/2011): This Flying Saucer location is in downtown KC in the Power & Light district off Walnut and E 13th. Street parking and a couple garages in the area provide options.
The interior is similar to other locations. The bar is directly in the back and there is table seating throughout the rest of the space. Saucers adorn the walls for those who have completed the tour.
With respect to the beers, Flying Saucer has over 50 with many seasonal and regional options from Free State, Boulevard, and Schlafly. They also had a Stone firkin on my visit. Many different varieties of samplers are available too, or you can build your own. As for bottles there are over 100 with many craft options from Boulevard, Bells, Schlafly, Avery, New Belgium, O'Dell etc. Some imports from Mikkeller, St. Bernardus, Unibroue and the like.
Service on a weekday lunch was good. The bartender was very knowledgeable about the beers they carried and was attentive and friendly.
We did not have food on our visit.
Overall Flying Saucer is one of those places which for better or worse you know what you are going to get. When it comes to being somewhere that you aren't sure what beer options you have it is always a good bet.
11-16-2011 15:20:02 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Flying Saucer is pretty much a sure thing no matter the location. Stopped in this one for a nightcap after a Royals game as it was three blocks from our hotel. Good sized place with a bunch of tables in the front. we grabbed two spots at the long straight bar at the back. Good selection of local and regional favorites both on draft and in bottle.
There was a New Belgium event that night so we concentrated on the Lips of Faith offerings that we can not get at home. Vickie snagged the last glass to be given away. Great service from the bartender.
One day we will be at a Flying Saucer at mealtime to render a verdict on the food but not this time. Always a worthwhile stop.
07-26-2013 15:56:45 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Part of the revitalized Light and Power district in downtown KC, this outpost of the Flying Saucer chain hasn't yet obtained the dinged up ambiance of some of the more senior members re Austin, etc. Less than a year old, this is an outstanding venue for the traveling BA to try some of the Midwest better artisan brews. Tasty offerings from Arcadia (Hopmouth), Bell's (Two Hearted, no Hopslam:) ), the full range of Boulevard products, and a nice selection of Belgians (Rochefort 8, Achel, Westmalle) are on tap or in bottle. Once again, still lacking a bit in ambiance, piped in 80ish FM DJish sounds, but the help was knowledgeable and friendly, and the plaid schoolgirl skirts on the waitresses a nice distraction. I tried the Garlic Chicken pizza as an appetizer, and it was quite good, but didn't delve further into the food menu.Worth a visit.
04-20-2009 03:14:59 |
More by jdense
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in for a drink on Saturday after a Boulevard Brewery tour. It is basically one really large square room with a high ceiling. Nice big, long bar with a nice listing of new tap beers. Good quality list with beers served properly. Service was okay. I'm a little bothered by the fact that the female server kept recommending beers that girls like to our female friend. The selection was very good. Thought about a Fantome Bris Bon but settled on a Nebraska Hop God while my friend had a Firestone Porter. Very nice tasting brews. I didn't eat but my friends enjoyed two slices of pizza. I'd love to get to many of their special tap nights but most of those are on weeknights and I live 2 hours away. It certainly is a nice beer destination in the Power & Light District.
10-16-2011 20:15:36 |
More by zeff80
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
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 | 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
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3 | $$
There is nothing wrong with this place. It is just not my style. They have a lot of taps. It is much more Belgian and German focused than most chains. The menu is horrible because the draft and bottle list are intermingled. Crazy confusing to read and sort through. The staff surprisingly knew their beer very well. (I say surprising because it looked like they hired some bimbos to pour beer, but all of the servers had great knowledge of their list). I hear their events are cool. This place feels like a factory, but it’s the best sort of downtown beer factory that I’ve been to. If you want to see the real beer scene of KC, head down to Westport. There's a lot of small children and families here. Not my thing.
08-05-2013 02:48:31 |
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