United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Oakes (612) Savusavu, Fiji Islands | January 29, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Lots of beers here. They were out of a couple of my selections, though, which drives me nuts. Service was ok. Very big, bright. Open late, a nice touch. Worth a stop, because there arenít too many better places in Columbia.
Beershine (593) The Sunshine State, Florida | February 6, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
My first Flying Saucer experience was fun. Loud, raucous, packed with 20-somethings. College/frat party vibe but in a good healthy happy way. Decent draught selection can keep you yapping all night. Fun sci-fi murals. They had X-rated trivia for shits and giggles. Servers wear schoolgirl outfits, which is a very cute look. Whatever it is it wasnít boring.
NachlamSie (447) Tennessee | August 20, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is probably the nicest Flying Saucer Iíve visited. Itís very spacious and clean while still maintaining the trademark appearance of the chain. The selection is wide and has anything for most beer drinkers. I was disappointed to not see more regional beer available, but that seems to be across the board in SC. I enjoyed some Bear Republic brews. Also, the waitstaff is particularly attractive at this location which utilized the assigned uniforms quite efficiently. If I stop in Columbia again for a beer, it will most likely be here.
PorterPounder (244) Tallahassee, Florida | July 9, 2007| Updated July 17, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited here in July í07. Best selection of beers I have seen a bar in the South. Reminds me a lot of the Ginger Man in Austin. Hundreds on tap and in the bottle - basically anything you can get in the newly "high gravity allowed" state of South Carolina. Young, energetic staff - somewhat beer knowledgeable. Food was decent - only had the nachos. Prices are a tad steep - but they do allow you to have "flights" of 5 - 5 oz beers of your choice from their draught list for $8. Even have a few picked out for you - I had the "Carolinas" flight. Loud atmosphere, everyone seemed to be having a good time. Recommended.
beernovice39 (196) Montana | April 27, 2011| Updated July 17, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer selection, very nice service and average food.
nearbeer (163) Knoxville, Tennessee | September 20, 2008| Updated September 27, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Typical Saucer Emporium with college crowd. Pretty good selection, but nothing new or outstanding and a very disappointing regional representation. Food is slightly above average. Servers are attractive but not knowledgeable of either the food or beer menu, and not real interested in working either. Still probably the best selection in the area.
bu11zeye (112) Frisco (Dallas), Texas | October 16, 2005| Updated September 27, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Average Flying Saucer, but the best beer bar in Columbia.
Aurelius (109) Tallahassee, Florida | October 25, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
On par with other larger Flying Saucers. Big patio for the smokers, reasonable parking - drive on the sidestreets for street parking. Flying Saucer food is OK, the palate cleanser plate is great, esp the cheeses. Service was not as great as other places. Friendly crowd, same old pint night and trivia. One thing that makes this a good destination is that there are at least two other great beer bars with huge selections in staggering distance.
bitter (90) Henderson, Nevada | May 2, 2006
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
this is a pretty packed place with the college crowd. large line of taps. but nothing really exciting. an occasional local beer the carolina blonde and some other ones that i cant recall. a party place. cool outdoor seating patio, covered in the winter open in the summer.
Velkyal (70) Charlottesville, Virginia | September 8, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
There are very few pubs that I insist on visiting whenever I go somewhere, Flying Saucer in Columbia is one such place. Great staff, superb beer selection, a lively atmosphere and only a few minutes drive from the in-lawsí place. Perfect.
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