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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

#51 of 1,114 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Raleigh, NC
+1 919-821-7469
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Undoubtedly, the best thing about this place is the beer. Dozens are on tap or are available in bottle form; great for the travelling beer snob as much are local to North Carolina. The food is pub food, but a bit more upscale: very sandwich, burger, and wrap heavy. Flying Saucer is a chain, though (if that matters to you... More 

Thank Bavarian_Ruffian
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Great atmosphere, this is a must do place, lots to read and look at, friendly staff and reasonable prices

Thank Carleen C
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

i had visited this establishment on a work event. My husband wanted to try it so here we are! He loves all the different local beers. and the food and services were fantastic, surely be back again!

Thank sandracL8808MJ
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is by far the best bar in downtown Raleigh! I went in single and looking for a cold beer and food! I left feeling like I had not only found great food, awesome choice of beer and a place that felt like I was a local! Thanks for an awesome experience when a few 100 miles from home; GREAT... More 

Thank cruisinbellwoman
Raleigh, North Carolina
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I enjoy eating there for lunch. It is close to my office, and low key. They have a good lunch menu that ranges from salads with goat cheese to Bratwurst and chicken tenders with fries that includes a daily special. They offer a rewards card for lunches, after 7 lunches, you get one on the house. They have always been... More 

Thank stroupp
Modesto, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I was in Raleigh on a business trip. I was recommended by hotel staff to visit this place and wow am I glad I did. The staff was great and very helpful in trying to find one of the many many beers that they offer that would suit me. I ended up trying the "Battlefield bock" wow it was great.... More 

Thank Ken F
Kingston, New York
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Flying Saucer is a great place to stop in and have a "cold" one. They have 200+ different types of beers , you will be hard pressed to ask for one they do NOT have. I personally make sure every time I am in Raleigh that I stop in for one (or four) beers. So if you like beer... More 

Thank JimfromKtown
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We were here for a bachelor party and they took great care of us. Loved the ambience and the amazing beer selection. Flights were no problem and the server didn't even flinch when we asked for one (I know they can be a pain). Highly recommended!

Thank Daniel K
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I am the first one to admit that the atmosphere and selection of beers at the Flying Saucer is OUT OF THIS WORLD! (pun intended) However, on busier nights such as Friday and Saturday I have had an issue with the servers waiting a long time to check on us (its typically seat yourself) or even having to flag down... More 

Thank Kelly Lou C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

I was here for a conference. When I travel I always try to find the best pace for microbrew. This trip I dedicated myself to a circuit, walking from the hotel area downtown, through the warehouse district, and back to my hotel. I stopped in at several places. Most of them left me unimpressed. This place did not. They know... More 

Thank Justin E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raleigh, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-821-7469

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