In my short stay in memphis, Flying Saucer was clearly the best of the bars that I came across.
It certainly caters to a slightly louder scene. They had a band playing the night I was there and had some games on as well.
The service was always on point for me. Even with it being wednesday, it was a bit of a zoo. They had about 4 bartenders and it was never hard to get a beer.
The selection was very good. They had a whole bunch of taps available and had everything at great prices. They were blowing out prima pils, and I was able to get it for $3.
Flying Saucer was a great place to grab some good brews in Memphis. If I was staying longer in town I wouldíve had some more here, but driving got in the way of spending a lot of time here
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.
Flying Saucer is the best place in Memphis for beer on tap. The ambiance of this one downtown is a little better than the one in Cordova. But if I were rating this place just for the Memphis area, it would be in high 90s.
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.
Fun place right off Beale. Friendly staff. As we found during our visit to the Nashville location a few months back, The Saucer features lots of handles, but many of them cater to (shall we say) a less beer-centric clientele. Lots of chaff amongst the wheat.
That said, there was no shortage of worthwhile beers: Chimay White, Stone, a Flanders sour, etc. As far as food, we only had a quick order of the Asian wings, but they were well-prepared and tasty. Weíll stop in again the next time in town.
Loud and homely, never have to wait for a beer, selection is decent but missing a lot of the real good ones on the menu, food was good for snack foods, cheap and even cheaper on week nights as well as the special $3 pint of craft beer which changes daily, hot waitresses in short skirts. Pretty good I must say
bleeng (156) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | March 5, 2011
Typical Saucer that was not real busy on a recent Thursday night. Another Tennessee smoking Saucer-the windows were open and the light crowd limited the smoke but Iím sure it can get bad in there. The usual selection with New Belgium La Folie being a nice addition that night. No food surprises as the menu is the same as the other Saucers. Good service after I finally flagged down a waitress-who did not show me any ink.
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.
overall the place was pretty good, said they had 136 beers, many on tap. ífire saleí beers for $2.75 a pint. i dont know if the value was that good for the area, but it was really good compaired to seattle or san diego.
service was really good, place was very busy but never had to wait for another beer.
Just a block or so off Beale Street in Memphis in the Peabody complex. A very cool place! So many tap handles! We stopped in a couple of times on a Friday night in Memphis. An amazing variety of beers. Our server, Kelly, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We split a couple of pretzels with a few sauces so did not eat dinner here. Ambiance is unique with plates all over the walls and ceiling. Our second visit, late on Friday, had a $3 cover charge and a band playing in the front. Dart games seemed to be a constant in the back. A great place to get quality beer in Memphis.