The only thing holding this place back is the lack of selection available in the state of Arkansas. Stone, Dogfish, Oskars, Brooklyn... none of these biggies are interested in coming here. The saucer has extremely knowlegable wait staff who also happen to be very attractive. They have a wall full of taps, and three cooler doors filled with good beer. They have specials that make it a value every night, especially Mondays. Lots of fun specials throughout the week, like Wednesdays you get to keep the glass etc. Great beer place.
The Flying Saucer in Little Rock certainly must be on any beer loverís "must stop" list when in this part of the country. Ambiance was good, with enough light to judge oneís beer by (as well as to gaze at the waitresses in their short-short Catholic school girl skirts). The service was top notch. Lance, the bartender who waited on me, was attentive and very knowledgeable about the house selections as well as beer styles as a whole. Upon discovering they were out of Maredsous 8 on tap (sad!), he immediately suggested and provided a sampler of Spaten Optimator. While a Doppelbock is certainly not a Belgian Strong Ale, it was a good pairing considering the sizeable selection available. Though many of the on-tap beers were mass-markets (I know, you need to sell what people drink!), there were a number of fine selections available, particularly those from American micro-breweries. The special the night I was there was a 23-ounce glass for the price of a pint. I had dinner there as well, and the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Overall, a great place to stop when in Little Rock (not the land of great beer, sadly), and I look forward to my next business trip (and hopefully a glass of the Maredsous).
What a fun place! Cool ambiance, though more tvs than Iíd prefer. Our server wasnít too beer savvy, but when I asked questions she sought out the answers, so that was very awesome. She even printed out a little description of a beer that I was asking about. They did have Maredsous 8 when I was there, so that was a bonus. As well, they had Diamond Bear beers, brewed just down the street. Great chocolate dessert too.
Rating it based on the other beer bars in the area, itís head-and-shoulders the best around. You just wonít find the selection of craft beer anywhere else around Little Rock with over 70 taps and hundreds of bottles that rotate pretty regularly. Most of the staff is beer knowledgable and the food is good. 6 plates on the wall for me and counting.
Visited here on vacation. Their selection is expansive, yet limited. They have a lot of the easy-to-get beer from around the east (which was good for me since Iím from AZ), which isnít that exciting, but they also have some very rare finds such as La Folie. I mean, come on...itís La Folie. Ambiance was quite nice. Dishes of beer drinkers from their club are all over the walls and ceiling. The line of tap handles and old-time bar in the river market district are quite unique and interesting. I also canít argue with the school-girl waitresses. Service was very quick and attentive, although there were very few people in the place at the time. The selection of food is somewhat limited, but the sandwiches my family and I got were extremely good. Prices of beer were really high, but the food prices were fair. Overall, a very nice place to visit and highly recommended. I donít think youíll find the same selection/atmosphere/fun etc. anywhere else in Little Rock.
Nice place right in the heart of the river market district. Huge tap and bottle selection, you can get Diamond Bear on tap here as well. Easily the best place for a beer in the state. Simple pub food available.
Second time I have been to one of these places (other time in Memphis). This was the first time I have eaten a meal here though. Great beer selection - probably 20-30 on tap, with lots more in bottle. All different styles and from all different places around thw world. The food menu is OK I guess, mostly bar kind of foods. Defintiely worth going here if you are looking for a variety of beers.