May 14, 2013

Inside Downtown's Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street): Could there be a more perfect marriage of concept and location than a craft-beer bar serving suds-friendly grub a pop fly away from Busch Stadium? Back when you thought Ballpark Village might open during, oh, the same decade as the actual ballpark, Flying Saucer was the sort of establishment you imagined would occupy it.

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A "Pick-Your-Pie" - 12" with goat cheese, tomato, and basil.
A "Pick-Your-Pie" - 12" with goat cheese, tomato, and basil.
Flying Saucer bartender, Paul Simmons.
Flying Saucer bartender, Paul Simmons.
The downtown Flying Saucer boasts 80 beers on draft and 150 bottled selections.
The downtown Flying Saucer boasts 80 beers on draft and 150 bottled selections.
San Miguel Burger - Beef and chorizo, avocado, pico de gallo, fried egg, queso fresco, and tabasco-mayo. Shown with Rocket Tots which are bite-sized cheese and pepper potato tots.
San Miguel Burger - Beef and chorizo, avocado, pico de gallo, fried egg, queso fresco, and tabasco-mayo. Shown with Rocket Tots which are bite-sized cheese and pepper potato tots.
Server Kailey Kas at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium.
Server Kailey Kas at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium.
San Miguel Burger - Beef and chorizo, avocado, pico de gallo, fried egg, queso fresco, and tabasco-mayo. Shown with Rocket Tots which are bite-sized cheese and pepper potato tots.
San Miguel Burger - Beef and chorizo, avocado, pico de gallo, fried egg, queso fresco, and tabasco-mayo. Shown with Rocket Tots which are bite-sized cheese and pepper potato tots.
Inside Downtown's Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Two big soft pretzels. Buttered, salted, and toasted with dipping sauces.
Two big soft pretzels. Buttered, salted, and toasted with dipping sauces.
Inside Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 900 Spruce Street.
Inside Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 900 Spruce Street.
Two big soft pretzels. Buttered, salted, and toasted with dipping sauces.
Two big soft pretzels. Buttered, salted, and toasted with dipping sauces.