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rivertranced (13) Denver, Colorado | January 31, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
This place is a garbage hole. OK, I didnít mean that. But it is definitely not a great place to get a beer if that is your primary intention. Itís beauty lies in its centrality and solid beer selection, so itís a great place to meet friends if you know what you are looking for. My problem with this place is the knowledge of the staff. I figure, if you work in a beer bar you should know something about beer. You donít need to be a cicerone, but you should know the difference between and ale and a lager, or perhaps something about the role of hops in beer. Iím certain that the bartenders must know a little more, but in the handful of times Iíve been in here Iíve walked out knowing less about beer after speaking with the waitresses.
SudsMcDuff (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | August 23, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
I like this place, the bartender on duty was a really nice guy, he gave me a few samples without me even asking and we talked beer in between serving and offering suggestions to other customers .. typical saucer food, good of course .. the beer tasted great and i had a nice few hours.. up to the standard of the saucer!
vmolina (4) Austin, Texas | February 11, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place to hangout..
Sammer (17) Plano, Texas | February 7, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great selection and friendly staff. Single beers or flights can be ordered. Excellent place to visit with friends and look at some beautiful UT chicks.
jumpjet2k (15) Houston, Texas | November 16, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
The Saucerís a very fun place to drink. Theyíve got pretty much everything available in town and almost always get the new beers right when they show up. Casks show up occasionally, which is nice, and every now and then theyíll Randall a beer. If youíre there, ask for Sam, one of the managers - heís a stand-up guy and knows his beer. Itís hard to choose between this and the Draughthouse for a favorite Austin beer joint.
mar (86) Dallas, Texas | October 24, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice outdoorsy patio, nice selection and decently priced.
SSW117 (3) Dallas, Texas | April 26, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great selection, but it can get quite busy at different times depending on the day. Thats not really a complaint though. Food is great, and the place is clean. Couches are a plus, even though there might be a few too many. The patio is the place for me, plenty of room (unless its friday happy hour). The UFO club is fun to help keep track of what I have tried, and help me keep on top of what is new. Check it out.
kurtzj (4) Texas | April 24, 2009
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite bar in Austin. Expect a crowd (unless you come in the afternoon), but once you get a table the service is usually very attentive. Servers come and go, so if yours isnít a beerologist just ask one of the bartenders. There are good deals most nights listed on the fire-sale blackboard. The food is good but, just like the beer, should be switched up every once in a while.
dnstone (38) Las Vegas, Nevada | April 15, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve been to several Flying Saucers and they are all worth the trip, but the Austin location was just not as unique as the others I have been to. As usual they had a great selection and atmosphere, but the shopping plaza location and "pre-packaged" feel of the inside took away from what sets the other Flying Saucers saucer locations apart from other beer bars. Austin is a great town for beer and if you have never been to a Flying Saucer bar, definately stop in; they always have an excellent selection and the atmosphere is still great.
hopeye101 (11) Draughthouse, Texas | February 13, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
- Parking not bad -- it was a Monday, though.
- Comprehensive, well organized beer menu.
- Waitress was clueless about the beers ( but cute). Woe to the casual beermonger that needs help in making a decision on what to drink.
- They should post the % ABV on the menu. They had Avery Mephistopheles as a guest beer (16%!!) Somebody should know that before buying.
- My friends LOVED the UFO club. They were intent on drinking the 200 beers to get their saucer on the wall and the free T shirt.
- The bratwurst was disappointing. Poorly warmed bratwurst , kinda greasy. Covered up by lots of kraut and mustard. Roll was nice, though.
- Bratwurst and Abt 12 is not a good pairing.
- I guess theyíll have outside seating when it warms up.
- I had a Brackenridge 471, Abt 12, Franziskaner Hefeweizen, and Racer 5. Only the Abt 12 had 1 finger of foam the others had absolutely no head.
- They really need to increase the CO2 pressure on their gas. All the beers are stadium pours
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