December 2010. Perhaps one of the nicer-looking Saucerís Iíve been too -- just a block off of Beale. Excellent selection -- including the Lazy Magnolia Sweet Potato stout Iíd been seeking. The waitress was hot, showed me all her tattoos, and knew her beer. Food was OK. Bit smoky. Good stop.
Looks a lot like the other locations with the plates on the wall and the waitresses dressed like slutty teenagers. Decent beer list. Voluminous but nothing too rare and not much local stuff. Being that itís a block from Beale itís really loud on a Thursday night. Better when itís quiet.
I visited late on a Friday night and didnít find it particularly busy. If youíve ever been to a Flying Saucer, you know the drill. Big, functional space filled with bros and commemorative plates. The tap list was pretty boring and didnít feature much stuff from Tennessee. I eventually settled on a local IPA that wasnít bad. The service was fine. Overall, I had an unexceptional experience at an entirely mediocre bar.
Easy to find location at corner of Peabody and Second. Remodeled older building with patio with tables and stools in the front and main bar inside. Freindly service with good knowledge and very easy on your eyes. Do have over 130 taps and good selection of bottles. I found 5 new beers. Did not have food, but 70 % of space is for food so I assume it is good. Front patio is good place to have a beer, smoke a cigar and watch the street action. Nice location.
My wife and I visited here on a Friday night. Conveniently located just a block north of Beale Street, and it was 2 blocks from our hotel. The inside is a lot like the other Flying Saucers Iíve been to, so no surprises there- big main room with the saucer plates all over the walls and ceiling. The only problem with the atmosphere was that the place smelled like a deep fryer, and that stuck in our clothes. At least it was smoke free. The waitress was nice but not necessarily the most knowledgeable. The tap list was solid and we took advantage of some southern labels not available in the Midwest, like Yazoo and Lazy Magnolia. There were no crazy standouts, though. Just a lot of solid stuff. The food was not bad but nothing special; average pub fare. Good specials throughout the week for some nice discount taps. Overall, probably the best beer place to visit in Memphis.
My visit was early in the afternoon during a weekday. The place was pretty quiet but by the time I left at 4:00 PM I could tell this place gets loud and hectic as the traffic on Beale Street picks up. With the open windows you have a great view of everything that goes on.
Monday nights are $2.75 pints on most drafts if you happen to be there on the right day. I wasnít but even at $4.50 the local beers were reasonably priced. Nothing on the menu was outrageously expensive. The selection covered a nice range of styles though I didnít see any particularly big beers. Either distribution of some familiar brands has not made it this far south or they have some caps on those styles. Nonetheless youíll be able to find something you like.
The main reason to come here is for the local offerings. In one visit you can tick off Mississippi (Lazy Magnolia) and Tennessee (Yazoo and Ghost River) as well as a couple of other states if you so please. Service is fast, the wait staff is friendly, and with plenty of seating options you should have no problem finding a place unless it is at capacity.
Both the atmosphere and selection were a bit inferior to the Little Rock location I was just at a couple days ago. Near Beale Street so very convenient for most travellers. Decent selection though nothing mindblowing and quite a few out of stock. Pleasant service. Recommended place in Memphis.