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Flying Saucer

#15 of 7,206 Restaurants in Houston
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705 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
713-228-PINT
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 176
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  • 136
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must visit spot for any beer drinker!

Crowded, noisy, reeking of grease, greasy food, but... an amazing selection of hundreds of beers and a great atmosphere!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
ElTigre2014
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Crowded, noisy, reeking of grease, greasy food, but... an amazing selection of hundreds of beers and a great atmosphere!

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San Francisco, California
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136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here with coworkers for after work drinks as it is very close to our building. They have a long list of beers to choose from. Servers are all very enthusiastic and eager to know your preference/s to allow them to recommend their "personal" favorites. I see this more of a watering hole than a place to dine.

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Thank Nick T
Chicago, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend and I were attending a conference in Houston and had some time to enjoy the city. I had been referred to the Flying Saucer Draught Emprium as a place to enjoy a few beers. I was thrilled to discover that you can enjoy a beer or several different kinds in the beautiful outdoors in downtown Houston. I was... More 

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Thank LTT1959
Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little spot downtown, especially if you like beer and great service. Had an awesome roast beef sandwich and the wings seemed to be the rave!

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Thank jackatie
Birmingham
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Now as your typical European beer snob, I would have said that one of the worst things about visiting the States is the beer. How wrong was I? Wherever you are from, whatever your taste in beer, Flying Saucer is going to delight. A pub with great atmosphere, good food and 85 draught ales (and a server that knew all... More 

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Thank bluenose1875
Houston, Texas
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great Bloody Mary with some amazing pretzels to start- had the prosciutto arugula pizza was yummy. Crust wasn't my all time fav, but it was nice and thin. Great atmosphere and service!

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Thank bhkeller2001
Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Texas is known for many thugs but beer is not normally one of them. True to the microbrew movement the Flying Saucer gives you the best of Texas and beyond. Though they could use a Bear Racer 5 and a Funky Buddha Last Snow....I wouldn't hold it against them. An awesome chance to try new beers you won't find anywhere... More 

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Thank TheRealMcCoyFoodie
Lafayette, LA
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow amazing place! The food is pretty much typical bar food but just the amount of beer they have is incredible. Looks like they do a printout of drafts weekly maybe? There's a menu of bottled beers too. No Bud Lite, sorry. It's a bit loud but it's a bar, watcha want? Fun!

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Thank Earthtravler
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch here on a Wednesday. My friend and I were able to get a table right away and the service was fast. We both enjoyed our wraps. I found the wraps to be on the large size, but a takeaway box was provided.

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Thank Megan12296
Vienna Region, Austria
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place to be. Impressive selection of food. Excellent knowledge of the staff about their beer. Food also very nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 705 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 713-228-PINT

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, American, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?