Lots of taps, and a number of them are worthwhile. From the tap, I had Yazoo’s Amarillo Pale Ale, Rye Porter and Stout, along with Rogue Hazelnut Brown & Amber, Harpoon IPA and Sweetwater 420. Also a good bottle line-up, with old stand-bys such as Arrogant Bastard, Orval and Rogue Imperial Sout and I2PA. That being said, the service was as shitty as can be. Everytime I had a question or request (which wasn’t that often), they gave me so much attitude as if I was really disturbing them. They could have cared less about anyone they didn’t already know. It was like I was begging to buy beer. I enjoyed watching the NCCA tourney on the big screen, but the 80s coverband behind me was about as bad as it gets. AVOID THURSDAY NIGHTS - the band said they’re there every Thursday for 80s night. All in all, good beer, terrible service and aweful cover band.
Massive place with extensive seating, including tons of bar seating. Huge beer list, with flights available - though the prices are exorbitant ($14 per flight of 4). With this selection though, I can't be prevented from indulging. Service is very friendly and helpful. Mandatory stop when in town, despite the prices and rather gimmicky feel of the place.
Not too far a walk fro the main tourist areas around Broadway, it’s worth a trip as the selection is large here, as is the main open plan room in a lovely converted old building. The bar covers most of the back wall with plenty of seats occupying the rest of the well furnished and well designed room. There’s a smaller conservatory type area to sit in too. There’s no shortage of beer choice for a foreign visitor like myself, although speaking to some other locals later on in the day they were not that complimentary about this ’chain’ place. They do taster trays at an expensive price.
Came here for a few pours when traveling through town. Old train station that seems to be undergoing renovations on the exterior. I defiantly recommend waking up the rickety scaffolding steps as posed to the completely dark elevator when coming from parking behind and below the building. Empty for a Tuesday night. Draft list was okay, seemed a little weak for local stuff. Service was okay.
visited May 4th 2016. Too old for this shit. Really. Too much visual stimulation, dimly lit (good luck rating appearance), crowded and the shittiest acoustics - way too noisy. However, it’s open til late.
Beer selection is good - plenty of taps that pour hard to get local/ regional brews, so this in itself a very big plus. Bottle/ can menu is also huge, but as with places like this tends to have mix-up (I ordered Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter and was served their regular porter because the baltic wasn’t in stock - waitress uncapped before I could observe and replace. Also - full size glasses only. No half pints and god forbid - no tasting flights. Would avoid had I been a local, but as a tourist, it’s worth it for a round or two of local brews.
Visited on Sunday evening, 15/02/15, pretty late in the day where I finally met up with Bobby after his ridiculous Speedway inspired detour ... as such the place was quiet and not far off closing.
Set in a grand old building it had the feel of an old hotel reception lobby ... A former railway station I believe but is brought back into the 21st century with UFO decor here and there. Beer wise quite an extensive list but there was a bit of crap on tap and nothing massively exciting. That said I found a few new local ticks to keep me busy for half an hour. Service was friendly but they had little to do other than deal with us two clowns whilst we propped the bar up.
Overall a worthy stop but if you missed out on it this would not be the end of the world.
Nice building. Space inside is fairly large and has a lot of character. Was a short walk from our hotel, so we didn’t have to deal with parking. A good selection, both on tap and in bottles, with plenty of local and regional beers to choose from. Service was slow at times, but it was crowded and busy. Low rating is due to the fact that the tap lines were contaminated, causing several of our draft beers to have a similar taste (ruining them).
Visited on a Saturday for several hours and had a really enjoyable time. It is located a few blocks up the hill from the Broadway pub row. Large open space next to Union station. Great food and tap list.
Only my second Flying Saucer visit, but I thought this was a pretty cool one. Really neat building in sort of a large dining hall/lounge...I believe this is a former train station? A little bit of a walk from the central downtown area, kind of tucked behind the Union Station hotel (neat looking place). Plates (saucers, more aptly, I suppose) all over the walls and ceiling.
Draft list is large and impressive. A lot of it seems to be rather static, but definitely a good selection of rotating/special/seasonal offerings, too. Definitely a focus on regional and local breweries there. Prices are decent enough, pretty much average for a good beer bar. They do flights as well, which I always appreciate.
Our first server seemed a bit worn out and disinterested, but she left/went on a break and the woman that relieved her was great, so no real complaints there.
Maybe a little bit on the loud and dark side if you’re just looking for a place to relax and have a beer, but it wasn’t anything too crazy. And there was a hockey game that had just got out as we were arriving, a conference at the convention center, and it was Vanderbilt’s homecoming weekend, so I’m sure that contributed to it as well.