United States > Tennessee > Memphis
phaleslu (464) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 6, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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 I’ve 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.
Boesky (44) Galesburg, Illinois | January 5, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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. We’ll stop in again the next time in town.
Travlr (1927) Washington, Washington DC | September 6, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Lively place, fun crowd, friendly staff. Lots of local beers, all were pretty average. Food was OK, nothing special. Come here for the atmosphere and local ticks.
maneliquor (153) Perth, Australia | April 25, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
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 (152) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | March 5, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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 I’m 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.
Braudog (792) Phoenix, Arizona | December 20, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
December 2010. Perhaps one of the nicer-looking Saucer’s I’ve been too -- just a block off of Beale. Excellent selection -- including the Lazy Magnolia Sweet Potato stout I’d been seeking. The waitress was hot, showed me all her tattoos, and knew her beer. Food was OK. Bit smoky. Good stop.
robforbes (24) Bremerton, Washington | August 5, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
overall the place was pretty good, said they had 136 beers, many on tap. ’fire sale’ 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.
Strykzone (111) Wood River, Illinois | August 2, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
udflyerfan07 (4) Dayton, Ohio | July 31, 2010
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 1/20
Is this the best the south has to offer??? A few problems here. One, for having 75 taps or something like that (which is impressive) their selection was awful. AWFUL! I can get a better beer choice up north in a bar that has 18 taps then at this place. Two. They wouldn’t let me bring my 5 year old son into the place!! Now, I’ve taken my boy into BREWERIES up north in Ohio and Michigan, but they wouldn’t even seat us if he was there. So I had to make a 30 min drive back to the hotel and drop him off and then go back only to find myself terribly disappointed. Tennessee, stick to bourbon and leave the north to BEER!
Brigadier (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | May 19, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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 wasn’t 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 didn’t 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 you’ll 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.
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