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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Pub and Beer Garden · Downtown Houston
705 Main St (Capitol St), Houston, TX 77002, United States
Hours:
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–Midnight
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium offers a wide variety of imported and domestic quality craft beers, as well as a full pub menu. Come and enjoy our more than 240 beers with 100 different brewing styles to choose from. The UFO Club rewards members for tasting the beers available at the Flying Saucer.

9.3/10

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    Kevin H.
    "Great selection of beers and outdoor space right in downtown"(18 Tips)
    Manni B.
    "Join the UFO club and get your saucer on the wall!"(4 Tips)
    Brandy M.
    "Hummingbird water and the Saucer Bratzel were amazing!"(4 Tips)
    Billie M.
    "Try the snakebites and southern star bombshell blonde."(3 Tips)
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  • Cynthia N.

    Lots of microbrews on tap, w/ new ones coming in all the time. You can get sampler trays which are awesome! Join the UFO Club, get a free t-shirt. Reach 200 beers and get name plate & $100 beer party!

    Cynthia Nicole · May 20, 2013
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  • Manni B.

    Monday trivia nights are a great time. SCIENCE!! So many beers to choose from too! The saucer bratzel is tasty and comes with a spicy dipping sauce. Join the UFO club and get your saucer on the wall!

    Manni Balignasay · May 24, 2011
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  • ELS Language Centers

    This fun spot has a wide variety of quality craft beers in addition to a full menu of sandwiches, wings, pizza, and fries. They offer hundreds of varieties of beer- literally! Meals $10 to $20.

    ELS Language Centers · May 25, 2012
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  • Ryan W.

    The Friday lunch special rocks: bratwurst on a bun with just the right amount of mustard and awesome sauerkraut (speckled with rye seeds). Washed down with an IPA I hadn’t tried before. Yum!

    Ryan Wyatt · May 8, 2015
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  • Danielle N.

    They don't just have beer here- there's three super yummy ciders to try too. I'm obsessed with the pineapple cider! And food is way above typical bar food.

    Danielle Nicole · May 26, 2015
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  • Summer L.

    Wednesday is glass night and it is my fave ! Buy a beer and you keep the glass =) and try the pretzels theyr'e are soft and buttery.... not exaggerating, they're the best I've ever had !

    Summer Lee · November 13, 2012
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  • Men's Health Mag

    This hot sun makes a man crave something strong. The walls of this place are filled with taps, and not a Bud logo in sight. Go for the Saucer Black n Tan: Sierra Nevada Pale ale with Guinness on top.

    Men's Health Mag · November 15, 2011
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  • My Table Magazine

    This downtown joint is serious about beer and caters to those who feel the same way. The walls are covered with brass plates earned by diehards (here they’re referred to as “Masters of the Universe... Read more

    My Table Magazine · June 14, 2013
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  • Luciana M.

    Found it by chance after walking by the downtown... I was hungry and the bar food was great, but it's a must go place for the beer lovers!

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  • Ryan F.

    Monday night 2.75 drafts. Try Victory's Golden Monkey, the most bang for your buck at a 8.5 or greater alcohol content. Sunday night 2.75 Texas Drafts and forget about that Shiner Bach, get with the b

    Ryan Fugitt · January 19, 2010
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  • Oscar E.

    One of my favorite places in Downtown Houston, try Sour Beer, is not so good but the flavor is one on it's kind !!

    Oscar EH · August 25, 2015
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  • TopSpot Internet Marketing

    Tuesday night trivia at the Saucer made Project Manager Niki's top geek places in Houston list. Find her there, where she'll won't be using Google for once.

    TopSpot Internet Marketing · December 26, 2013
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  • Roberta B.

    EXCELLENT beer! The Belgium Framboise one, served in a champagne glass is outstanding! Really cool atmosphere and great to just chill out.

    Roberta Born · May 28, 2011
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  • Seth D.

    The atmosphere and service here is no where near the one in Ft. Worth. Had it not been for the craft brew selection, I would have left.

    Seth Douangaphaivong · January 18
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  • Plwm B.

    Great pub with some great beers but don't start a tab, it's a nightmare trying to get the money back that they took without your permission.

    Plwm Bwm · April 4, 2013
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  • Robin L.

    I have one plate here in Houston, and one in Kansas City! My plate in Kansas City states: "Houston, we have a problem. I need another beer!" The Saucer is fun wherever you find them...

    Robin LaBelle · February 10, 2011
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  • David C.

    Not a huge fan of the atmosphere in this crowded, after work bar, but it the beer selection is second to none in the city.

    David Carr · July 30, 2013
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  • Travis C.

    Huge tap list with nice rotation. Bartenders seem too busy to discuss the beer. Wait stuff doesn't seem to know the beer.

    Travis Combel · August 23, 2014
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  • Paul O.

    Awesome service and pub atmosphere! Definitely try the Southern Star Bombshell Blonde ale....it's a little too good!

    Paul O'Connor · September 15, 2011
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  • Salem A.

    Fantastic selection of beer Good service. A bit of an 'oily ' smell indoors from kitchens So outside is better.

    Salem Amami · October 15, 2013
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  • Brandy M.

    Hummingbird water and the Saucer Bratzel were amazing! Must try! And the chili was pretty good too.

    Brandy M. · December 29, 2014
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  • Mike S.

    Amazing beer selection. Food is decent - a bit too much German food for my liking. Great atmosphere

    Mike Seilback · December 29, 2015
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  • Stephen A.

    The beer spot that caters to all! Want awesome newly released Craft brews? Got em. Want watered down mainstream beers? Got those too.

    Stephen Alexander · August 7, 2014
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  • Glenn S.

    Every Wednesday night at 7:00 is brewery night featuring a different brewery glass with their beer!

    Glenn Sprenger · December 2, 2010
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  • Amanda B.

    First time here, waitresses are very friendly n helpful.. popcorn=amazing. hummingbird water=even more amazing!

    Amanda Burk · November 21, 2010
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  • erin.

    Thursdays have Mystery Beers on Fire Sale....Great way to try new beers and spend less than $3! Read more

    erin. · February 17, 2010
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  • Batuhan"Bush" A.

    Mac and Cheese is amazing. Lovers of it should taste it.. Just the right spiciness..

    Batuhan"Bush" A · November 16, 2015
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  • Derek G.

    Best beer selection in Houston ... but you are not real until you are a UFO club member with a plate on the wall!

    Derek Gilboe · March 11, 2011
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  • Giancarlo Z.

    Hands down this is the best brewery in Houston; good food; all around awesome spot.

    Giancarlo Z · March 30, 2013
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  • Kassidy M.

    Sit in heather's section! She's my favorite beer goddess! Awesome, hot and super knowledgeable.

    Kassidy Menace · April 20, 2011
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  • Ashley R.

    Try the River Rocket sandwich for a little twist on a classic. Just trust me!

    Ashley Romano · May 2, 2013
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  • Nik K.

    Large selection of beers, good spot to walk to after/before Astros games at Minute Maid Park

    Nik K · April 8, 2015
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  • Briana R.

    Kick ass chicken sandwich is fantastic. Same with the jalapeño tater tot poppers.

    Briana Rodriguez · June 21, 2015
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  • Laura G.

    After 10 years, the beer cheese soup served in a bread bowl is still the best!

    Laura Gracey · July 12, 2015
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  • Dan B.

    The late trivia on Tues. is fun, but you better know current events, movies, TV and books.

    Dan Begallie · June 29, 2011
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  • Marley R.

    Good luck getting the bartenders attention on a Thursday! They are nice, but not very attentive!

    Marley Robberson · May 6, 2011
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  • Aaron W.

    Great place for a huge variety of beers, but none particularly interesting.

    Aaron Wieczorek · January 3
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  • Maaria Y.

    Cool place for beer lovers. Enjoyed the private party space upstairs.

    Maaria Yasin · August 22, 2015
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  • Christopher L.

    Don't let Sokies drink. He makes a mess of the table and the management will ask you to leave.

    Christopher Logan · July 18, 2011
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  • Andie P.

    If you don't really like the taste of heavy beers try Woodchuck. It's an apple cider beer. Very refreshing!

    Andie Preston · May 27, 2011
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  • Danielle S.

    the kick ass chicken sandwhich is my fave (yes, its actually called the kick ass chicken sandwhich)

    Danielle Sullivan · March 11, 2010
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  • Darrell W.

    You have to try the hot pretzels and queso! It will change you life...

    Darrell Westcott · September 1, 2011
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  • Anita A.

    Beer, beer, beer. Great place to go grab some food before hitting bars in downtown. They are open late too though.

    Anita Alvz de Cortes · December 16, 2014
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  • Nate A.

    The best spinach dip around!! The spicy hummus is really good as well!!

    Nate Adams · June 14, 2013
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  • Brett H.

    Best beer selection in Houston. See if you can find my plate, it's near the door.

    Brett H · June 24, 2009
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  • Dustin C.

    The vegetarian waitress's don't eat meat. Ask them about salads and wheat beer.

    Dustin Chad · August 23, 2010
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  • Greg L.

    Really good craft beer bar. The food is good and the service great.

    Greg Lear · March 12, 2014
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  • Scott F.

    Great rotation on their beers. The bratzel is worth every penny.

    Scott Fisher · February 6, 2015
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  • Rob B.

    Ask for Amanda at the bar as she is THE BOMB and will totally take care of you...=)

    Rob Blake · July 13, 2010
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  • Tiffany C.

    A great variety of draft beers ... Also we just paid $6 for two beers

    Tiffany Carrasco · February 18, 2014
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