Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Beer Garden, Bar, and Gastropub$$$$
Central Raleigh, Raleigh
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  • Home Sweet Beer
    Home Sweet BeerMay 21, 2013
    Unforgettable experience for craft beer lovers: more than 240 beers, 100 on tap, nice staff, good food, pleasant outside area and, obviously, the UFO Club. Be loyal and become part of the history.
  • Jim H.
    Jim HerrickDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing pretzels - best we've had on this continent, by far. Be sure to try all three dips (queso, spicy mustard, cream cheese and chive) the first time. Warning: Be careful with the mustard!!!
    Upvoted Aug 13
  • Marcel E.
    Marcel EDecember 2, 2016
    Great bear selection and nice outside seating area. Food choices (especially starters) could be a bit better but overall it was great and I would definitely return if in the area again.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ThompsonSeptember 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the best bars in downtown Raleigh. Definitely join the UFO club for the full experience: it forces you to try new beers and get out of your comfort zone.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanMarch 22, 2014
    The soft pretzels are amazing. You might think "how can a pretzel be that good?" But you would be wrong and they are fantastic
  • Raleigh H.
    Raleigh HappeningSeptember 1, 2014
    Obviously the beer selection is on point but if you are looking for some grub - flying tots and the pretzel with queso are a win!
  • Jules O.
    Jules O.November 25, 2012
    large beer selection. only ~3% is impressive craft beer. skip the pint glass unless u dig drinking room temp beer w/in 5mins of it hitting the table. bartender is best guide, wait staff is clueless.
  • Michelle
    MichelleSeptember 29, 2012
    Order the "Isa style" dry rub wings! They're not on the menu but they're delicious and specially made by one of their very own cooks.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BauerMay 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The pretzel with cheese is great. Beer cheese soup in a bread bowl wasn't very good. Super soggy bread choice and overly spicy soup.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CookJuly 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If your flying around Raleigh and looking for a place to land, pop in and check out their huge selection of cold beer.
  • JR T.
    JR TynerMarch 9, 2016
    Largest beer list I've ever seen, plus fantastic pretzels!
  • Todd B.
    Todd BukerMay 2, 2012
    LOTS of different beers, many on tap. The food is okay. Nice outdoor seating. And am I the only one who noticed the waitresses tend to be hot and wear skimpy plaid skirts?
  • Brian W.
    Brian WellsAugust 13, 2014
    Excellent beer selection, and a solid menu at reasonable prices. Can get crowded, but that's 1/2 the fun.
  • Jon L.
    Jon LeeAugust 16, 2012
    Great atmosphere and decor indoors and relaxing outside. Amazing beer selection from all around the world.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AbramsMay 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Bratzel hands down the best thing on the menu. UFO club way to go love the beer selection
  • Steven W.
    Steven WardMarch 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cool place....Good food....Not really too impressed with their draft list though. World of Beer at North Hills is better IMO
  • Daedra
    DaedraMay 2, 2013
    The waitresses are awesome and know what they're doing. Beer selection is amazing. :)
  • Lindsay B.
    Lindsay BenedekDecember 14, 2013
    The MOJO Cajun wings were really good. The specialty cocktails were very good .
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LansdowneJune 8, 2011
    Cant say enough good stuff about this place. Get the turkey sandwich with extra avacadoes and a Red Oak. YUM!!
  • Kate O.
    Kate OwensDecember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you sit outside during the winter months, the heaters will certainly keep you warm. Enjoy!
  • Jasmin Y.
    Jasmin YNovember 2, 2015
    If you like Hefeweizens, try the Ayinger Brau Weisse. Amazing banana-ness!
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SchwartzOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My absolute favorite spot in Raleigh. Try the pretzels with spicy mustard and queso.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RomanJune 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Drunk? Buzzed? Split an order of pretzels. They're delicious *and* they'll sober you up.
  • Jim H.
    Jim HillMay 13, 2016
    Brats and sauerkraut were amazing. Love the outdoor porch for a cigar after a great meal... and more beer!
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WainioDecember 30, 2011
    You like good beer? Check out gheFlying Saucerfor the best selection in Raleigh. Their soft pretzel is a must have.
  • John C.
    John CassilloDecember 21, 2015
    One of the best beer selections in Raleigh. Could post up there all night, no problem.
  • Melissa R.
    Have any brat-- they are amazing! The hoseradish in the mustard is awesome!
  • Sean H.
    Sean HommelAugust 16, 2011
    If you like beer..you'll LOVe this place...great beers, friendly bartenders and good looking waitresses all day long to keep your eyes moving. ;)
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarbourApril 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take advantage of the Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti imperial stout while it's available (seasonal).
  • Jennie
    JennieJune 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Spend $600, drink the beer you want and have some guy fashion you your own plate.
  • Ian B.
    Ian BoudreauDecember 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The River Rocket sandwich is delicious, especially paired with the Saucer's excellent German potato salad.
  • Diane
    DianeFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The pizza is amazing and so are the pretzels with queso!
  • Carolina Nightlife: Raleigh
    GREAT MONDAY NIGHTS! Damn Near ALL Pints only $3, there are tons of beers to choose from, this place is always poppin on monday's.
  • Kirwin D.
    Kirwin DarneyNovember 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    the jalapeno vinaigrette dressing is amazing. so good they should sell it by the gallon to take home.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MarshMarch 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are a UFO member, you can get the free sunday brunch at 12:00pm. Get their early, as the food goes quickly!
  • Pattie H.
    Pattie HoflandJanuary 30, 2016
    Great drafts and pretty good food! Buffalo chicken = yummm
  • Martin E.
    Martin EggenMay 28, 2016
    Decent selection of beer, can get noisy in the outside patio. Desinterested waiter. Whit beer in a regular pint glass was a let-down.
  • Nilesh P.
    Nilesh PawarAugust 19, 2014
    Amazing number of beers and cool atmosphere
  • Megan B.
    Megan BahamondeSeptember 8, 2012
    Awesome place to have good beer! Even the bar food is good
  • Megan T.
    Megan ThayerSeptember 9, 2015
    Their club sandwich and cheese fries are amazing
  • Derek D.
    Derek DukeyJune 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Monday night is pint night. 90% of the beers on tap are $3.
  • Charles H.
    Charles HarperOctober 13, 2014
    Headed back to Tampa tomorrow, long and tiring but fruitful trip. See you all soon, if not much love you to those of you I love.
  • Andy W.
    Andy WashburnOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't order a budweiser product or PBR. They have Good/Great beer here. Why would you do that?
  • Nick R.
    Nick ReinkeMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    At the computer, click "View Beers" and use the alphabetical list. It's much faster than using the Beer Finder screen.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WhiteOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you cannot find great beer hear, it's your own fault.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BryantDecember 27, 2014
    People love it here. However I never find the beer list that impressive.
  • Ellen
    EllenNovember 27, 2014
    They actually have really good thin crust pizza here! Do itttttt.
  • Mike A.
    Mike AswellJuly 29, 2013
    The Pretzels. My goodness, the pretzels.
  • Billy M.
    Billy MooreApril 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The stone IPA is by far the best draft here
  • Brad K.
    Brad KearsleyMarch 23, 2010
    Go on mondays and order crazy foreign and domestic beers. I have had over 72 different beers at this place! cant ask for much else
  • Raleigh H.
    Raleigh HappeningAugust 22, 2014
    PLENTY of beers to choose from, great food!
  • Carmen Z.
    Carmen ZeppNovember 24, 2013
    Had an awful experience at the Flying Saucer today and won't be going back. Party of 10 people (but divided into at least five separate parties) waited over an hour and half for food. Won't go back.
  • Meg C.
    Meg CrawfordOctober 25, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    It is all about crisp October nights and the BIGGEST beer list in the Triangle! Be a hero and get a Saucer on the wall. Read more
  • Julia S.
    Julia SearsJanuary 12, 2013
    If you like wheat beer, try Blanche de Bruxelles
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PatzwaldtMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    River Rocket: Salmon, Capers, Rye. Chocolate Truffle Beer :)
  • Marla B.
    Marla BApril 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love Monday night Pint Night. Great beer selection and I enjoy a their 'hummingbird water' when I don't feel like drinking a beer.
  • Ken K.
    Ken KimberOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Free Sunday brunch for UFO club members, great way to recover from Saturday night
  • Brandi B.
    Good beer selection. Be careful about what you order for food tho as some is pretty overpriced for what you get
  • Darwin C.
    Darwin CampaMarch 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Foothills Seeing Double IPA is the most alcoholic Monday $2.75 pint nite special, at 9.5% ABV. It's also a damn good beer.
  • Warren E.
    Warren EngledoveMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the saucer, but never had great service here
  • John S.
    John SullivanJuly 14, 2012
    I'm in town for a convention & @ the end of the bar... Come say hello.. I don't bite
  • Meghan H.
    Meghan HemingwayOctober 7, 2013
    Monday is pint night. Hummingbird water for the ladies!
  • Shae' S.
    Shae' SuttonMay 11, 2012
    Try the soft pretzels with the queso sauce!
  • Brian R.
    Brian RApril 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Bells Oberon with a slice of orange, good summer drink.
  • Dawn S.
    Dawn Strickland WilliamsNovember 9, 2011
    Pint night on Wednesday. Great beer...keep the mug.
  • TJ M.
    TJ McDonaldJune 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The red dog pints are amazing
  • Peter B.
    Peter BorbelyJuly 29, 2013
    Try the Carolina Strawberry Beer - #light #sweet #fruity
  • Warren E.
    Warren EngledoveMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch on sunday is awesome with $3 NC drafts
  • David D.
    David DeemMay 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit in Jessica's section, she is awesome. Hot and entertaining
  • Adam S.
    Adam SpringsApril 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the staff draft picks, not always the best beer, but they're usually worth checking out.
  • Korey P.
    Korey PerkinsFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the cheese fries THEY ROCK!!!
  • Kenneth Y.
    Kenneth YowellOctober 21, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Go join the UFO club and try your hand at tasting 200 different beers. At least you get a t-shirt for signing up. Tell them Ken sent ya! Read more
  • Michael E.
    Michael EranaMay 26, 2011
    Get the Beer and Cheese Soup - It's insanely good!
  • Alan C.
    Alan CohenJanuary 5, 2012
    Come for the beer. Stay for the beer.
  • D S.
    D SawyerFebruary 19, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    This place is awesome! Feels like a neighborhood bar in the middle of downtown. No pretense, just fun.
  • Elliot P.
    Elliot PeeleJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure to get here early for the Sunday Brunch buffet, it is quite picked over by 2:00.
  • Mal D.
    Mal DMJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best beer selection in the city. Maybe even the world. Read more
  • Joel W.
    Joel WallinJanuary 8, 2012
    Not a good place for liquor. I've got watered-down shots. Beer is great tho.
  • Katherine E.
    Katherine ElliottAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Seriously the women bartenders are rude and slow. They don't get orders right and don't pay attention to their customers, even on a slow night, Sorry boys, Not worth it just for the outfits they wear.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MillerMarch 24, 2015
    Don't miss out on the rocket tots!
  • Will G.
    Will GibbsOctober 24, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask about the UFO club. Just for enjoying 200 unique and delicious beers you get Saucer immortalized with your own plate on the wall! Read more
  • Leighton S.
    Leighton SmithMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    don't be lame when you come here....otherwise, I'll call you names.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BauerFebruary 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretzels are phenomenal.
  • Cindy B.
    Cindy BowlingMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Build your own flight
  • Jimmy F.
    Jimmy FarrowAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They changed the Chicken Snack breading! Nooooo!
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportJuly 3, 2013
    Amazing selection of beers.
  • Tamara N.
    Tamara N.August 14
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the special drafts!
  • Jess ⚓
    Jess ⚓September 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Hope and Mikayla are the best. They usually work the patio section.
  • Ashton S.
    Ashton SmithApril 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    When you order a salad, as for the Jalapeño dressing if you want a little spice.
  • Frank
    FrankApril 1, 2016
    Good vibe, good beer selection
  • Brice P.
    Brice PostonMarch 5, 2016
    Selection of beer and bar food.
  • Frank S.
    Frank SJune 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you've got an iPhone, download iKnurd to track your UFO club progress!
  • Keri G.
    Keri GiordanoOctober 9, 2011
    They have gluten-free beer here!
  • Grown Ass Bear
    Grown Ass BearMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ladies love the humming bird water.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SextonAugust 16, 2016
    Lots of good beer and sexist outfits
  • Paul C.
    Paul ChangApril 18, 2010
    Come thirsty. Great after-work spot especially on warm days.
  • Jayme H.
    Jayme HerronNovember 9, 2011
    Beer Cheese Soup, eat the bowl!
  • Lia L.
    Lia LarsenDecember 1, 2014
    Trivia on Thursdays
  • McKinney B.
    McKinney BrownDecember 27, 2013
    Toss your chicken tenders in BBQ sauce.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BlackburnJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    One word(s): Rocket. Tots.
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