United States > Tennessee > Memphis
jackl (489) Charlottesville, Virginia | August 10, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Strebs (203) St. Louis, Missouri | November 25, 2013| Updated January 21, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
I was impressed with the beer selection at this saucer, because it appeared to be much, much better than the saucer in my hometown of STL, and immediately pounced on an Anchor Christmas Ale. When the server brought a golden beer, I approached the bartender and told her that I had ordered an Anchor, she immediately said that the Anchor keg had blown, and to talk to the server. The server immediately apologized that she thought I had said Abita Chistmas.The three other guys with me looked at her in disbelief. It seemed painfully obvious that the server and bartender had agreed to substitute the Abita for the Anchor without telling me. I had heard rumors that Flying Saucers did this as a common practice, but I had been skeptical. I hope that mine was an isolated incident, and I dislike basing a review on one interaction, but if I ever go to another saucer, I will watch the bartender very closely when they draw the beer, and would suggest you do the same....caveat emptor.
fiveacestx (126) Texas | July 28, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This Flying Saucer had a large variety of beers for Memphis, but Iíve been to five Flying Saucers and this was the worst one of the five. The waitress, Sierra, hardly acted like she gave a ratís @$$. Turned out she was filling in for some other gal that was late for her shift. Fine, but donít take it out on me.
Didnít see a whole lot of Tennessee beers there but then again Tennessee is not exactly beer Mecca anyway. The prices were on par with any other FS that Iíve been in.
papercartel (13) Tampa, Florida | April 11, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Best selection Iíve found in Memphis. Hit or miss on crowds and bar availability . 50 taps if I had to guess. First time I have seen Finches brewery.
pablo951 (84) Chicago, Illinois | April 2, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A little piece of beer heaven located in downtown Memphis. They have over hundred beers on tap With a lot of local southern micro and craft brews. Part of a chain if that matters to you. Service was very friendly and the food was very Americana. They had Yazoo on tap which made me happy.
Dixonian (150) Plano, Texas | March 25, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice big space on the corner - windows/doors on front beer garden open when weather is nice. Decent selection but lacking some regional locals.
Newk (32) , | April 27, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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
DiarmaidBHK (739) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | April 25, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jhgrantjr (41) Tennessee | March 10, 2012| Updated January 1, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
phaleslu (434) 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 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.
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