Raleigh >Food & Dining > Flying Saucer
328 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760135.779905 -78.644768
Awesome Place – New to the area and decided to pop in. The service was great the bartenders very helpful and made me feel right a home, even though I am new to the area?.I had a great cheese plate and met some very cool people.
Great Beer, Sketchy Service – I don't want to judge a place like TFS soley on one experience, I really did want to like the place. But my one stay was less than memorable. Great layout, outstanding beer assemblage, awesome outdoor seating with a beer garden feel to it. But the waitress was a trainwreck. Always forgetting things, no table checks, and a less than friendly attitude especially after the second time I had to remind her she forgot half my order. I sensed my girlfriend and I were somehow inconveniencing her. The food wasn't bad, not great, but not bad. And the beer samplers were a lot of fun. But I have to say the ridiculous service ruined what should have been a decent experience. I sort of got the vibe there that even if I did complain at the time, no one would have cared anyway. Not sure I'll be going back.
Good Beer -- Awful Service – One of the Triangle's best beer selections is spoiled by a noisy, congested environment and terrible service. This is yet another bar in which attractive young bartenders and waitresses stand around having personal conversations while ignoring customers. If you're bold enough, or thirsty enough to get their attention to beg them for a beer, you can expect a healthy shot of attitude before eventual service.
A better option may be The Pour House, which has a decent selection of beer, more options for parking, and a prime location.
More cons than pros – this place has the best beer selection i've seen, BUT thats about it. the only night that's "lively" is monday night ($2.50 pints on CERTAIN beers), but its 95% college students and WAY TOO CROWDED. it took me 15 minutes to get a beer from the bar, which is your best bet because there are not that many seats. the waitresses are just as slow during the busy nights too....seems as if they need a more efficient system for crowded evenings. the food is good "Bar" food, but obviously not healthy. overall i would say this bar is average.
Pick a pint, or two, to sample at this rowdy watering hole. – In Short
College kids and beyond pack this bright, cavernous space on weekends and Mondays for the largest selection of draft beer in town. Contributing to the general din of the place are the namesake, sound-reflecting souvenir saucers lining the walls. It's easy to hang out with your group at picnic-style tables, though it can be nearly impossible to hear someone three feet away when it's crowded. Hidden in back is a small refuge with low music, comfortable seating and a pool table.
I love the Saucer – Awesome management. Those guys are beyond accomodating. The waitresses are the best looking in Raleigh... you can't miss them in their little school girl uniforms. Ask them about beer. They actually know their stuff. impressive.
If you like beer, this is where you belong. and the selection changes often. Try the octoberfest and pumpkin beers in the fall.
The Saucer has my favorite patio in Raleigh and I love the live music on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Best Bar in Raleigh!!! – I was in for the first time the other night and think I've found my new home. The beer selection was top notch... 'No Crap on Tap' was really true. Much better than those other draught places. The service was prompt, friendly, cute and very knowledgeable. Food was perfect for pairing with the beers. The atmosphere was inviting and hip at the same time. Great for a group of friends to get together over a few beers afterwork or for a night out. Check it out!
Water/soda tastes musty & more – After NUMEROUS complaints over many months, the owner still hasn't resolved the funky water/soda issue. The hoses need to be blown out or replaced. I understand that even during a staff meeting they were suggesting to charge people for bottled water rather than resolve the problem. Make sure your water, ice & soda are poured from the kitchen rather than the bar. I used to be a weekly regular but I've gone on to another Draft House for better tasting beverages. As for the sound system, LOUDER isn't always better & the speakers sound cheap or broken. To the owners of The Saucer, work on re-investing in the pub & maybe my friends & I will come back.
they charged me for ice – shot of whiskey: $5
"on the rocks" $0.50
bad review: priceless
no kidding. they charged me fifty cents for getting something on the rocks. what the heck is the point of that? one other time i was there i waited 20 minutes before a waitress acknowledged my existence. the service is really hit or miss at this place. some waitresses are awesome, some are completely terrible.
The Best Bar – The waitresses are fun and the bartenders are very knowledgable and relaxing. Going outside on the patio or chilling inside is the most relaxing but hip thing in Raleigh. Now they have liquor making it an all around good time.
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