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Beer Available At Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Houston (arranged by most recent)
Saint Arnold Bourbonator , (512) Four 81, Sixpoint Spice of Life - Pacifica 68, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Gruit 86, Martin House Rubberneck Red 61, Odell Runoff Red IPA 96, (512) Chardonnay Barrel Aged Three , (512) Makers Mark Barrel Aged Five , Ommegang Glimmerglass Saison 95, Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome 81, Unibroue Raftman 75, 8th Wonder Rocket Fuel , Saint Arnold Icon Blue - Brown Porter 77, Jester King Ambrťe 93, Live Oak Schwarzer Rauch , Jester King La Vie en Rose 97, Dogfish Head American Beauty 93, Brazos Valley Silt Brown Ale , Brooklyn Fire & Ice 92, Cedar Creek The Belgian Dubbel 83
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Dogbrick (700) Columbus, Ohio | January 28, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 07/2007): Flying Saucer is located right on Main St in downtown Houston. There is lots of metered street parking and a couple garages nearby, and it is right on the trolley route as well.
The inside of the bar is spacious, with high ceilings. Lots of wood everywhere. The eye is immediately drawn to the wall of taps behind the bar on the left. There is seating in the middle and along the right side. The saucers with everyoneís name and catchphrase who have completed the 200-beer tour are the next attraction.
As evidenced by the wall of taps, the number of beers here is impressive. There are at least 75 different draughts from the US (including local/regional) and all over the world. International selections are available as well. As for bottles, there are over 150 with mostly the same brewers represented. Flying Saucer has several different flights of beers available for sample, divided by geographic location.
Service here is spotty. We were there on an early Monday evening and the place was surprisingly crowded, most likely due to $2.50 pint night. The server did a fair job with refills and food but she was hard to track down occasionally.
Food here is also hit or miss. The spinach artichoke dip was pretty good, and my wrap was decent.
All in all this will definitely be a regular stop for me on my visits to Houston.
bytemesis (356) Sunnyvale, California | October 22, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice place in downtown Houston - no free parking. Pretty dead at lunchtime on Monday. Great tap selection with a lot of interesting locals, nothing really exotic. Decent bottle list to supplement. A lot of space inside. Food was decent, service was good and the server knew her beer. All in all a good experience.
deyholla (302) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | May 17, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A large place with lots of seating that manages to always seem busy. Staff is helpful and usually good. Selection is great and it rotates quickly. Samplers are available. Food is so so but I do enjoy the chili cheese fries! Price are solid if not great.
ben4321 (238) Hoboken, New Jersey | May 19, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
After not actually making it in here for months and months of Houston trips, I was finally at a downtown area hotel and was able to get here twice last week. Really enjoyed the beers they had for (512) day, and thought they had some other interesting stuff come in as well. Compared to other Saucers I have visited, I would say the list is comparable or maybe a little better. Atmosphere is the same pretty much. A nice stop (and basically the only stop) in the nearby/downtown area.
KAggie97 (220) Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas | March 4, 2005| Updated June 17, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Unless you live near Downtown, this place is not one you go to every weekend. Great selection, and worth an every-once-in-a-while trip for locals and a must-visit for out-of-towners. Check their website often, as they feature new beers quite often. Best tap selection in the Houston area, period. The lasses in kilts and tight shirts do not detract from the experience, either.
fly (219) austin, Tejas, Alabama | September 16, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Planning on making more trips back. I was glad to be in at a quiet time, but it just seemed vacuous. and despite the good selection I was somehow expecting more. Thatís what happens when Iím told something is so great. Maybe Iíll think it IS next time Iím there.
SudsMcDuff (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | August 27, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Update: after all these years still my favourite beer destination, love this place!! .....decí07-Went 4 my birthday, and for specail group tastings.. . Comfortable aura when you walk in. Friendly and fairly knowledgeable (and cute) waitresses. Beer selection is probably the best in Houston. The food can be low end to high grade (the beer cheese soup was ..well, crap). This place seems to know what they are doing....
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | June 9, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of the most fun FS Iíve been too. This place is awesome! Worth a visit for sure.
bleeng (135) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | March 12, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Typical saucer-non smoking a plus. Great selection of up and coming Texas breweries, including 512, Jester King, Ranger Creek. Loads of other taps as already mentioned. Horrible parking-bring money. Lets the BA guys have their tastings there-good PR. Bartenders are knowledgeable and attentive when sitting at the bar-samples are available. Good beer bar.
BeerBelcher (134) Columbus, Ohio | May 2, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
This place was packed on Wednesday! In Milwaukee, most of our craft beer bars are small and generally not the most popular bars in town. In contrast, this place was huge and packed! And while the enthusiasm for beer was good to see, the crowd didnít come without its problems Ė there was a bouncer, it was loud, service was slow due to the crowd, and when we came in an inebriated 30-something was being thrown out for harassing a member of the short-skirted waitstaff. This place has a giant selection, an age-diverse clientele, female servers in short skirts and tight tops (ours seemed to have beer interest and knowledge), and a very automated program which recognized patrons for trying great varieties of beer. Food was unimpressive, although I liked that they had some decent cheese. This place was OK, but something about it struck me as being not quite right. It seemed like whoever was running the show was executing a business model that was co-opting a growing craft beer segment, without really internalizing a passion for beer. As evidence I canít offer much, but aside from the fact that it is a chain, I will mention that the featured brewer when I visited was Dos Equis, which is not a brewer (FEMSA) and is well, crap. I may return the next time Iím in Houston, but it wonít be without hesitation and it will be preceded by a search for alternatives.
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