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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 70 / Bottles: 150
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
705 Main St
phone: (713) 228-7468
(Place added by: Xadoor)
Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by texashammer:
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
Some may think that this makes me a little biased, but bear with me and I'll explain. I worked at the Flying Saucer for two years off and on. Very interesting, let me say, viewing BA's from the other side of things. I was a beer girl in a short skirt and thank you for keeping your hands to yourself.
That said, I have been a customer for longer than I was an employee and I think I am an objective reviewer. Nowhere else in Houston offers 200+ beers (85 taps). No competition there. Food is mediocre but that's not what they claim to do, is it. Service has definitely gone downhill. TIP: please, please sit at the bar. Floor staff are, for the most part, hopeless. Get Tammy as your bartender if at all possible.
Biggest drawback is definitely atmosphere. Way too smoky, music usually loud and not good, often a slightly obnoxious crowd. All this, by the way, has come into play since Superbowl. Before football descended upon this bar, the establishment made much less money but was a much more pleasant place to be. However, still definitely worth being there for the beer and good company. Again, look for Tammy.
If you're in Houston, the Saucer is near the top of the list. Certainly the best selection in town. Also try: Rudyard's, the Gingerman, Brewery Tap. Cecil's isn't too bad either (they pay close attention to the temp's there).
03-04-2005 02:17:47 |
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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Place was packed, but I couldn't expect anything else in the middle of a big city, great selection had a tap takeover by Avery and got to try some delicious stuff, great staff too, and I bought one of their shirts, which I really like and wear all the time
08-27-2013 18:53:59 |
More by lovethebelgians
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $
Nice open front room with a long bar, not surprisingly, saucers adorn the wall. Some decorative, others are commemorative of those complete the UFO tour (or what have you). If I was local, it would be my quest. Service was good for the most part, the "beer goddess" was pretty knowledgable, but toward the end of our visit, we felt slightly looked over and it to a while to get our last drink and dessert orders in. There's sh*t tons of taps and even more in bottles. I like they they are happy to pour samples, and building your own flight is a great feature. The menu wasn't completely up to date, but they keep a chalkboard to help fill in the blanks. Both the wife and my food was quite tasty (Rueben and the hummus pita sandwich). The food prices where cheap with the portions you got. There's typically a daily special offering great draft prices. I was there on Sunday, which is $3 Texas beers. Our 2 meals, 4 drinks, and 1 dessert didn't even break $40. That's a win.
Great place, and I'm sure I'll be back again during my stay.
06-03-2013 00:25:07 |
More by EgadBananas
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25 | $$
The selection is undeniably the best in Texas, after that, the place has little to offer compared to smaller places like The Hay Merchant or The Petrol Station. Many downtown douches frequent this place keeping it from truly being a fun beer hangout, in my humble opine. Nevertheless, after moving to Seattle I can now say that I have experienced much better but this is towards the best Texas has to offer until laws change. Cool reward club allows frequent drinkers to chart their progress (?) and get points for drinking more. Works for everybody. The lady and I ate across from a guy taking his daughter on a date but his phone was his best friend, poor lil' gal. Waitress was being hit on by businessmen wishing and hoping, praying and preying. This bar as compared to the dive bars across the street highlight the lack of middle class in our country. What happened to middle class pubs? When in Texas, if in Texas again, I will stop by again to see if my views have changed or if my jaded self has been correct in its assesment. Are there 4 s's in that word? Anyhoo, give this place a shot and see what you think, it is truly a sight to be seen but consider if you want to become what the regulars here are.
03-11-2013 04:06:34 |
More by Hopmodium
District of Columbia
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$$
A good atmosphere, has a big main room. Some don't like the big open bright bars and might prefer something more intimate. There are some booths in the back, but its all about the front room.
I was there on trivia night, which was fun to play. Make sure you bring some friends. You'll need help.
Huge selection of beer. I like the option to get a taster flight of any six beers on tap. A busy place, but the bartenders could be a little more engaging.
Did not try the food.
I visit Houston on a regular basis and will be back.
12-04-2012 03:48:37 |
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