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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

#168 of 1,941 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
University City North
American, Bar, Pub
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9605 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28262-8482
+1 704-717-8179
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Jackson, GA
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been in a few of these - this one had a great atmosphere on a Thursday night. Full of a young crowd. The service was excellent. We had the fish and chips special - it was perfect. Beer battered fish fried crispy with plenty of shoestring hand cut fries. Beer was cold with an excellent selection.

Thank JohnSawyer64
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quirky bar located close to University of North Carolina campus, offers a good range of local beers and decent food. Smoke shop located next door.

Thank Steve M
West Des Moines, Iowa
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166 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great variety of beer, great atmosphere, what more can you ask for? Oh rocket tots and the best soft pretzels ever!! Wish I lived closer so I could visit more often.

Thank LifeAtlasTravel
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Beer collection is good.serving is also good.ambience is about all college students.people zeal easily and food quality is good

Thank Subhajit B
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175 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Dan would like to offer up a 4-star. The beer selection was good, a mix between recognizable and regional brews. Lots of tv's for game nights. I only went with the grilled cheese and tomato soup (it was a chilly night and a long work day) and Dan had the chicken sandwich. Both were good and plenty hearty. We are... More 

Thank phoebendan
Raleigh, North Carolina
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757 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

One of my must stop locations when I am anywhere near North Charlotte or Concord area. Excellent service and the craft beer selections are one of the best in the area. Absolutely love the homemade pretzel appetizer. When I get a salad to go with it, I don't feel as bad. Salad selection is really good too.

Thank orreo5859
Rockville, Maryland
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I have spent many times over the years, drinking all the delicious beers that are offered here. Its always a nice vibe whether I am with friends or by myself. There is good music, experienced wait staff, decent food, there is not much more that a girl could ask for. I strongly suggest, no matter where you are, try out... More 

Thank creif980
Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The food and great, and they have like 300 beers on tap, which is nice. But I have to tell you my favorite thing is the pretzels! They are big and soft traditional style pretzels with a butter coating and sprinkled with salt. I get them with a side of queso, they go great with a beer, btw.

Thank Jessica V
Warren, Vermont
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I got a 12"pizza and my partner got a burger called "The Duke". Both were very fresh and tasty. We also got chips and queso as our appetizer. The chips were a bit thick, but the tastiness of the queso more than made up for it. And as thick and creamy as the queso was, it was probably good that... More 

Thank KaronsWolf
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is a great little hidden gem. It has great food, exceptional service, and an outstanding selection of beer. I would definitely suggest this place to anyone in the University area!

Thank Josh B

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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9605 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28262-8482
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > University City North
  • Neighbourhood: University City North
  • Phone Number: +1 704-717-8179

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