Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Columbia | Columbia, South Carolina
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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Columbia
Exceptional based on 35 ratings
Type: Bar

931 Senate Street
Columbia, South Carolina United States 29201 [ print map ]
803 933 9712

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


Mayor: AndyW68 (1) | 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)
Westbrook India Pale Ale 97, NoDa Coco Loco Porter 96, Conquest Medusa Stout , R.J. Rockers Bald Eagle Brown 30, Highland Gaelic Ale 79, BrewDog Tokyo* 99, Red Brick The Lost Years 91, Foothills Torch Pilsner 59, Terrapin Pumpkinfest 90
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35 reviews for Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Columbia
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  68%
 Selection  80%
 Food  62%
 Value  66%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  80%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
MeddleMakr  (2) South Carolina | November 23, 2011
I like going here. Yea, the service isnít always that great and the waitstaff are there just for looks, but I only really go for the beer. They have 82 beers or so on tap, but there could be more craft beers and rarities. There should be more local beers though. The food is just bar food. Some of the stuff is decent, like the quesadilla, chips and queso, and a couple sandwiches. Some of these reviewers act like this place is supposed to have good food or something. Anyhow, I go to get my name on the wall and to drink some beer that I normally wouldnít get to taste.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
lizboston  (2) New Fairfield, South Carolina | November 20, 2011
Nice place and a lot of beers on selection. But the staff is a little rude. Worth going though.
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Crompt  (11) York, South Carolina | November 12, 2011
This bar is usually very crowded with huge beer selection. The issue is that more than half of the beers are a waste of tap space because they can either be found in your local grocery store or poor quality. Iíd rather see more US craft beers from quality breweries than a bunch of imported lagers/pilsners equivalent to Bud Light. Food is average.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39  (248) Montana | April 27, 2011
Great beer selection, very nice service and average food.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
hophopaway  (10) Alabama | February 24, 2011
The service was pretty good, could have been slightly better, but nothing to complain about. The selection was huge for Columbia, SC. Lots of great choices, all within their legal limit. Beers were served for the price on the menu in 23 ounce glasses for some reason. You would think that would be a plus, but only being able to drink two beers before you have to call it a night and head out was a little dissapointing. Much better IMO are the standard 16 ounce pints you find elsewhere.
62
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
TrueTrue  (16) South Carolina | February 22, 2011
Off the bat, the selection is probably the best you will find in Columbia. However, there is some give and take; to take the selection, you have to give up some ambiance and service (on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights - yes prime beer drinking times and expected to be busy, but they are typically even slower than you would expect). I havenít had the food there. The prices seem to slide to the high-side, which is expected given the focal point being an immense beer selection and the fact you canít really get the same selection anywhere else in town (on a sheer numbers level; you can find some places with good quality craft beer). Trivia is really fun and usually the time when I have the most fun at the Saucer. Other enjoyable times are before the late evening and late night busy periods, times where you can sit back, sample through a variety of beers, and have attentative service since it isnít busy.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
devilsuit  (4) South Carolina | October 20, 2010
Pros: Great selection, attractive & skimpily attired waitstaff, convenient downtown location. Cons: chain restaurant ambiance, average bar food.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal  (74) Gordonsville, Virginia | September 8, 2010
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.
92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
mcc5468  (10) | July 1, 2010
Okay, it is a chain but what a beer selection. This was the first Flying Saucer I visited. The bartenders were awesome and the beer selection is about as good as you can get. Food selection is limited but everything I tried was good. Beer isnít cheap but not too expensive. Beer selection makes this place.
48
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 6/20
ebmalon  (22) Georgia | March 21, 2010
I really wish I could rate this better. I also donít understand why others have loved on it so much. Aside from the fact that they do have a good beer list (given the area and whatís available). My husband and I are members because we obviously love beer so we tolerate the fact that a. the service is horrendous. They focused more on hiring girls who can sport the mini skirt than knowledgeable attendants who can give advice or make a suggestion. Iíve had a ditzy waitress slosh my beer upon delivery and offer nothing more than a few napkins for me to clean up the mess. b. the food is disgusting. Itís practically unedible. Iíve tried, I want it to be good. Iíve ordered almost everything on the menu. The "german" potato salad with an inch of grease floating atop the cup itís served in. The stale chips and "salsa" which was more like a cup of rancid tomato water. Yuck. Yes, go for the beer but donít expect good service and go somewhere else when you need to sop up the alcohol in your belly.

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