My baterdender was a cookie-cutter sort of guy with beer knowledge he read from an employment manual. The other guy behind the bar was much more knowledgable and conservastional, and thus, more pleasant. Great selection for an out-of-towner.
For beer fans this is a place you have to go. They have anywhere from 90 to 120 beers on tap depending on the season. If you get a good waitress I recommend trying "Rando Beer" They will pick the beer for you, you can try it and guess what it is. Good way to try new beer, and get used to your favorites. Let me know when your going, I’ll be there.
After a trip to the land of smoke free bars this was a disappointment - went to back room to get away from smokers and had some idiots come out to sit next to me and smoke despite it being cold as hell and the rest of the bar being empty. That and asking for a beer that I saw listed on chalk board and another list and being told that they hadn’t heard of it (Real Ale IPA) and that if I wanted an IPA that Redhook was "the best". Can say that I’m getting jaded as the place really had a pretty damn good selection - guess I just hate the metroplex.
Very very good place for beer. It has its faults--I find the lighting is a bit dim (I like to bring a book to a good pub), and the noise/smoke a little too much at times. But the beer selection is excellent, esp. keeping some of the Texas-brewed micros on tap. Their Sunday prices for Texas beers and Monday prices for all beers make those the most likely days for me to visit. I don’t bother to eat there--not good value.
wonderful beer selection, the hot waitress’ know their beer too. food kinda sucks, but i don’t go there to eat. the frat boy clientel kinda takes away from the overall atmosphere, but it is in addison after all. and its a few miles from my barrio in richardson.
3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | February 25, 2004| Updated April 20, 2013
This place is cool. It’s in the middle of strip-mall suburbia heaven, but that just makes it more amazing that is has such a great tap list. Regular pub and restaurant food.
legion242 (122) Richardson, Texas | February 24, 2004| Updated July 18, 2010
After all these years, I have seen my beloved Saucer have some real highs and lows. The highest management at this location cares nothing for beer or selection, but recently his superiours have taken some control and things can stay interesting. Service ranges the whole gamut from excellent to downright ignorant. Value? Everything has been going up in recent years. Some bottles can be ridiculous, but draft prices seem to stay in line. Food is not excellent, but consistent and filling and only slightly overpriced.
Music is often way too loud, but this comes directly form the owner who wants the place loud as hell- conversation can often times be a problem.