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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Taps: 88 / Bottles: 125
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
111 10th Ave S
phone: (615) 259-3039
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by Hibernator:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium was undoubtedly the best beer bar that I visited during my vacation to Nashville over the weekend. We ended up here both Friday and Saturday night.
Yeah, this place is that good.
First off, they have music and the two bands that I watched couldn't have been more polar opposite. On Friday night, there was an awesome blues band with a woman soul singer and Saturday night was an 80's band that left a lot to desire. There was a $3 cover charge each night. This was actually the only bar that I went to all weekend that charged to get in. You come here for the beer though. I always enjoy having good live music to enjoy while having some craft beers.
The atmosphere reminds me of a cross between a big German beer hall and a a hip craft beer bar. Candles set the chill mood and there are craft beer menus located all around. Service was really good during both visits, including my well received free sample without asking. Re-fills were prompt and service was helpful. All beers were served in proper glassware and at the right temperatures.
Draft beer highlights during my visit included Shiner Bock, North Coast Scrimshaw, Victory Prima Pilsner, Yazoo Dos Perros, Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan, North Coast Red Seal Ale, Brooklyn Brewery Brown, Avery IPA, Stone Smoked Porter, Terrapin Rye Ale, Avery White Rascal, Young's Double Chocolate Stout and many more.
There are also tons of coolers behind the bar showcasing a great bottle selection. I ordered a Rochefort 10 that was delicious, served correctly and in the right glassware.
Food selection was limited and I only tried the "Chicken Snack" which are good quality, white meat chicken tenders.
As a side note, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express that is located literally across the street. Things couldn't have worked out much better than when you have a beer bar of this magnitude so close. I really appreciated this convenience and is hopefully a good tip if you're traveling from out of town and looking for somewhere to stay that is close to the honky-tonks in Nashville.
All in all, I was very pleased with the Flying Saucer. Certainly worth checking out if the area. You'll easily understand why it's one of the best beer bars in Music City USA.
09-14-2010 22:11:08 |
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More by BillRoth
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
First time to a Flying Saucer. I would say this is a cut above average for this type of regional craft beer chain. It is locatedin what I take to be a converted railroad station with a nice open air porch. The dining room has a very long bar and a good number of tables..
Selection was huge, with a great local presence and a wide choice of regional beers from breweries I was unfamiliar with. We started off with a local flight (pretty nice variety in styles and breweries) and moved on to a couple of regional beers I had never heard of. They also had quite a fine list of bottles.
All the food reviews we saw recommended the pretzel of all things so we got that. And it actually did live up to the hype. Moved on elsewhere for dinner but we'd try more from the menu.
Service was a bit daffy but pleasant and reasonably prompt. All in all, we really enjoyed it.
05-24-2013 00:34:19 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Now this is a beer bar. Walked in around 30 min. after it opened and already there were about 20 people in the place on a Thursday. Was greeted as soon as I sat down, given a beer menu and a friendly "just let me know when you're ready". Great beer selection and even though there were statements that they had wine and liquor, it was hidden somewhere. Had a 12" pizza split with my wife who is somewhat of a pizza expert living in NY for her entire life. Had pepperoni on it which was well cooked and the whole thing wasn't greasy at all. And oh, did I mention there wasn't a beer over $6 on the list and most were between $4.75 - $5.50. Overall, great value and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great beer bar and great bar food.
05-23-2013 20:20:30 |
More by otispdriftwood
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$$
This is the beer bar shop in downtown Nashville by a long shop. Tap list included mostly local brews with a selection of some of that larger craft breweries like SN, Green Flash, etc. and some Belgians. TN has pretty thin distribution overall, so the tap list won't jump out at you, but it is still great for what else is around in Nashville.
The place is huge and the vibe isn't the best. Service was very friendly and very knowledgeable.
04-29-2013 15:42:15 |
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