Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Columbia | Columbia, South Carolina
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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Columbia
Good based on 38 ratings
Type: Bar

931 Senate Street
Columbia, South Carolina United States 29201 [ print map ]
803 933 9712 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: M-W 11am-1am; Th-Sa 11am-2am; Su 12pm-12am

Mayor: fiveacestx (3) | Taps: 75+ | Bottles: 130+

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Columbia

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Beer Available At Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Columbia (arranged by most recent)
Bells Two Hearted Ale 100, Big Boss High Roller IPA 76, Ballast Point Even Keel 92, Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale 100, Service Ground Pounder Pale Ale 46, Palmetto Ghost Rider 2: Scorpion King , Oskar Blues Daleís Pale Ale 97, Natty Greeneís Southern Pale Ale 50, Big Boss Hells Belle Belgian Blond 44, Thomas Creek River Falls Red Ale 39, Rogue Dead Guy Ale 89, Atlanta Laughing Skull Amber Ale (2009 - present) 31, New Belgium Fat Tire 45, Highland Gaelic Ale 73, The Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale 43, Bells Best Brown Ale 92, Big Boss Bad Penny Brown Ale 42, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Stone Ruination IPA 2.0 99, Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale 96
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38 reviews for Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Columbia
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  69%
 Selection  81%
 Food  63%
 Value  68%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | February 6, 2009
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.
Oakes  (769) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie  (665) Denver, Colorado | August 20, 2008
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder  (410) Tallahassee, Florida | July 9, 2007| Updated July 17, 2007
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39  (249) Montana | April 27, 2011
Great beer selection, very nice service and average food.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer  (218) Knoxville, Tennessee | September 20, 2008| Updated November 1, 2013
Typical Saucer Emporium with college crowd. Pretty good selection, but nothing new or outstanding and a very disappointing regional representation. Food is slightly below 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut  (207) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | September 16, 2014
went here fr some beer and dinner. lots of decent stuff on tap. menu seems limited to apps and burger, bu decent execution. cool vibe, good scenery. this place is the real.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx  (157) Texas | November 19, 2015
Doesnít look like much from the outside but once inside it is very much a Flying Saucer. Lots of good beers on tap. I really wasnít on a unicorn hunt so I donít know about those but it took less than three seconds to find a beer that I wanted to try. Some parking onsite but it fills up quickly. Other than that there is paid parking close by.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Dixonian  (150) Plano, Texas | October 11, 2013
Slowly making my way to all the Saucers (except they keep opening more so I may never get to them all). Typical Saucer vibe - my bartenders and the manager were passionate and fairly knowledgable.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Aurelius  (136) Tallahassee, Florida | October 25, 2012
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.

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