yes, yes- there are many choices when it comes to beer, but I wouldn't recommend going there. Out of the dozen times I've been there, the service has been very slow and the bill has been wrong 90 % of the time. The girls that work there are completely rude. I worked in bar biz for years, I get that they are going to be nicer to guys because they think they'll get better tips, but girls want their beer while it's still cold too! The food isn't anything the write home about, and being on Historic Broadway in Nashville, TN I'd say you're better off at any other bar right down the road on the strip. Try Big River-- the food is amazing they have tons of options for beer and a great bar.
In a city full of great bars, there are much better choices.. The Flying Saucer has taken a turn for the worse over the past months. For years The Saucer has been one of the best bars in Nashville for beer lovers although either due to management or policy changes it's really turned into just another chain. Indifferent, slow service. Rude doorman taking your cover charge. You read correctly, there's a cover charge to enter a bar! This isn't LA, it's Nashville. This is just a bar! Did I mention that you pay to park? There is a discount from The Saucer but don't expect change from the parking pay machine. Half of the time you get ripped off. This city is full of cool bars so my advise is to find a non chain and really see what Nashville has to offer.
LOVE THE SAUCER!!. I absolutely love going to the Saucer. It's a great place to hang with friends. The dart and billiard room is my favorite during the week because it cozy. On the weekends, it's quite smokey in there though. The cigar room has a great vibe too. The main area is great for watching football games. The whole place seems to be fixated and engaging together. The beer selection is great. Love that the beer special of the day changes. It was Magic Hat #9 last night. It can be hard to find a seat when it fills up, so go early and go often.
RUDE MANAGEMENT!. On October 10th 2010 my group of friends and I went to the Flying Saucer like we do every second Sunday of the month. We got there around 2pm and started to drink and eat like normal. Somewhere around 3-3:30pm we were approached by a woman who identified herself as Brandy the General Manager. She then proceeded to yell at us for cuddling up on the couches, told us we weren't welcome, cussed at us and all but told us to leave. She proceeded to throw down a coaster that had the company website information on it so we could file a complaint and walked off. Several members of our group tried to get her to come back so they could talk to her and figure out what happened but she refused to talk to anyone. We asked our waitress what was going on and she said she had no idea and that she loved having us there. And I don't know why she wouldn't. We come in, stay for hours drinking and eating and between the 15-30 people who usually show up, spend a great deal of money. We all paid our checks and started to walk out and Brandy was standing by the door and as we walked by made a point to say "Oh and you're not welcome back." This experience was completely ridiculous and I can't understand why any of it happened. But needless to say, none of us will ever be returning to this establishment with management like this.
To the "go to red door east" comment. Too bad you guys were disrespectful and rude at the Fly, and Red Door East is awesome! But they also don't put up with rude people like yourselves.....
Go To Red Door East Instead!. I had the unfortunate experience of visiting this establishment for the first time on Saturday evening. I won't go into all of the details because there is a character limit and I will be writing out the details in my email to the corporate office. But, I will say that I have never encountered such unfriendly, horrible service in my life. My party and I were treated like flies at a picnic as if we were disgusting, unwelcomed insects. We endured two rude staff members and general chaos to find a seat but we drew the line when our waitress told a member of our party "don't f**k with me". I think I should also mention that we were not drunk and not disrespectful to the staff in any way. When we brought our issues to the manager's attention, she explained to us that they were "very busy" and the staff was probably just stressed. That's not going to cut it. So, if you want to be treated like a major inconvenience, this is your kind of bar.
Great bar to chill at..
I love the Saucer. Took some buddies of mine there for one of their birthdays. We just had a great time knocking back a few and watching the games on tv.
The atmosphere is great, beer is good and its just a fun place to hang.
Great Atmoshere and Diverse. some people have complained about the servicehere. My service was pretty decent whenever I have gone. The flying saucer has the best of both worlds. It's a happening place, yet it's laidback. I like to go every once in a while with a group of people and throw back a few. They have got a huge projection TV if u want to watch the ball game. I would suggest eating before hand, but appetizers are decent. If you are willing to spend 10 or 15 bucks, plus tips. It's definately worth it.
Waitresses are beautiful. Awesome food, great service (Laura) you have to ask for her when you go! Incredible belgium beer selection. They are smoking, but I did see smoke eaters in every room which was impressive. We went on 80's night (Thursday) and what a blast! The Band Bueller rocked and the beer never stopped! definatley my new stomping ground!
Excellent Beer Selection, unfortunate staff..
I've spent several hundred dollars in this establishment over the past 6 years. I love their beer wall. The flytes from around the world are awesome. Monday night prices for wall beers are excellent. But if you're reading this, you're seeing a one-star rating and wondering why. It all boils down to one word: Service.
It seems that every time I go to the Saucer, the service gets worse. I visit once every 3-4 months, so the decline has been very noticeable. Maybe they have new management. Maybe new owners. Maybe they're just getting lazy. I am not sure what the reasons might be, but service is slow and more often than not, rude. At the White Trash Cafe, rude service is part of the schtick. Saucer has its own vibe, and it used to be a pretty cool one. Now it feels more annoying than anything else. If I go these days, it is in spite of the service, because I want to try a particular beer, not because I enjoy my time there.
I've also noticed that since the smoking ban went into effect in Nashville earlier this year, there are more and more people there just because they allow smoking. So everyone seems to be smoking. In years past, it was just a few guys smoking cigars in the corner. Now the whole place smells like an ash tray. Not exactly the mouth flavor you want when you're trying to enjoy a 15 dollar bottle of a rare imported triple-stout.
Even at lunch, the establishment is 21 and up only, so it is all smoking, all the time. Lots of places around town have implemented "21 and up after 5 pm" sorts of rules to comply with the smoking ban during eating hours.
You'd think that a place with 70+ beers on tap would value customers who are looking for something more than a Coors Light. People with dead taste buds from smoking all the time don't usually want to spend more than the bare minimum on beer, because they can't taste it anyway.
My reluctant advice: The Flying Saucer is to be missed at all costs. I'll have to find somewhere else.
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