Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
11255 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230
Phone: (210) 696-8658
Phone: (210) 647-7468
Fax: (210) 696-8658
The Flying Sauce
The Flying Saucer
San Antonio Flying Saucer
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Brew Pubs
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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11/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I agree with some other people saying that this place is fun when your with a group. This is not like a bar or a club, its more like a drinking restaurant. There is rarely any socializing outside the group you came with.
The menu is great.
The waitresses are cute (I guess some people can't handle that.. lol). But I agree she was more attentive with the males, which makes sense, but hey my buddy got a free drink! Score!
Anyway, I wouldn't go their alone if it was to save my life. Everyone gives off a fickle air about them. Just because you are paying high prices doesn't mean you're too cool for school!!!!
09/10/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Flying Saucer with my boyfriend, and at first I was thrilled to see the menu (great selection). However, it was the WORST service I have ever received for the prices (high). By the time a waitress managed to get to us twenty minutes after we sat down, I was pissed and didn't even want a beer. The waitress was VERY attentive towards my boyfriend, and dismissive (bordering on rude) to me. I must say, the look on her face was priceless when she realized that I was going to be paying the check. I have never been one to stiff a waitress, but I stiffed THIS one with a smile on my face. If you want a darn good beer, this is the place to go. Just be aware, that the place is staffed by a bunch of classless blow-up dolls.
12/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
After going here with some friends I can honestly say I will never go there again for the rest of my life. If you want to concentrate on drinking beer and talking with only the people you came with, then this place is for you. Nobody here was the least bit friendly. As a single guy I can say the very few girls who were here did not want to be bothered by anyone. People come here to concentrate on their beer and pretend they are at home drinking. Even the waitresses were unpleasant. They can still bring stuff though, they just won't like doing it. They do have a large selection of beer. Be careful, a lot of the beer is abnormally strong.
07/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The patio is fabulous and can get full very quickly, pets are welcomed on the patio. The inside is non smoking but can get crowded very quickly. Seating is pretty creative though and even family style in some areas - you can join another table.
I disagree with others who mentioned it can get pricey - it only gets pricey if you choose to order the $6 beers all night. Try the $2.50 fire sale or the mystery beer.
The menu is somewhat limited, but they have always worked with me to make the options vegetarian and a bit healthier. Example - making the chicken quesadilla vegetarian, without chicken, and adding many veggies that were not included in the first place.
The waitstaff is hot or cold, but usually the service is good.
06/03/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Not being a beer drinker, when my single twentysomething friends wanted to go out for a night on the town (I'm in my late 30's and married) and mentioned the Flying Saucer, I was reluctant but went anyway; I'm glad I did! Yes, it's a beer drinker's paradise but it's also a non-beer drinker's type of place as well. They have these specialty flavored beers just for people like me. Some type of apple/pear combination that was wonderful! The service was great, except for those waitresses wearing the schoolgirl uniforms....
04/10/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I am a huge fan of the Flying Saucer chain and I have been to many of it?s locations.
My primary spot is Houston, but San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth are also great locations. I hope to visit others.
The food has definitely jumped up in quality recently with the new menu. The Bratzle is freaking awesome! A sliced up Bratwurst on top of a giant doughy pretzel with Guyre cheese melted all over it.
A friend of mine living in Nashville, thinks that location is excellent too, I will have to visit one day.
What can I say? Of all the beer pubs and emporiums I have visited I have to say that the Saucer is the best of the best because of the breadth of variety they have. They truly give you a sampling of what is available from around the world. They really beat out the other notables like San Diego?s Yard House which has a great selection of California micro brew?s but is rather weak in global selection.
The saucer has great service and personal treatment for regulars, we still have great people at the Houston saucer like Jake, Javi and Adam to take care of us. Over the years many of our favorites have moved on but are not forgotten.
Anyway ? If you like beer, then you have to visit a Saucer if you have the chance. So far each one has it?s own character and uniqueness to atmosphere and clientele, but the core remains through out. And so far, the Houston location is the best one hands down.
As far as service, I find that is not a problem. The tables are slower than the bar, but this place gets hopping and crowded. Sometimes it is standing room only. If you expect immediate service when it is that busy your expectations are unreasonable. And in the 4 1/2 years I have been going there the only time I have seen a real problem is when a client is acting like a horses a%&.
As for cleanliness, the bathrooms are fine, I think the biggest problem is the same I see everywhere, a bunch of knuckle dragging primitives that have no idea how to aim!
10/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Me and my girlfriend go to The Flying Saucer often, the staff is really cool and the beer selection is incredible. Its not cheap, but it really makes up with the selection and staff service. I would highly recommend it. A good place to go with friends, have some cold ones and just relax and chat. A+
05/08/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Oh baby, if you love GOOD beer (and I don't mean the Light beers that are so dang popular) go here. You get what you pay for here. The beer selection is fabulous. Dark Beers, great ales from the Pacific Northwest, etc. All very tasty. Snackers are good here too. I wish they'd open another one on the NE side of town! :-)