Flying Saucer

★★★★☆
  • 328 W Morgan St

    Raleigh, NC 27601

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  • 919-821-7468

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Hours
Sun 12pm-11:55pm, Mon-Wed 11am-1am, Thu-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 12pm-2am

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Best craft beer selection in the triangle.. If your a member of Beer Advocate or Rate Beer, this place is the spot. They have the greatest selection of European and U.S. craft beer.

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★★★★★

Best craft beer selection in the triangle.. If your a member of Beer Advocate or Rate Beer, this place is the spot. They have the greatest selection of European and U.S. craft beer.

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Outstanding beer selection and excellent food.

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★★★★★

Outstanding beer selection and excellent food.

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i love this place for their slection of beer. although i dont aspire to get a plat on the wall, i have tried many of their beers. great place to go for lunch or after work.

3
★★★★★

i love this place for their slection of beer. although i dont aspire to get a plat on the wall, i have tried many of their beers. great place to go for lunch or after work.

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Food cant be beat....

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★★★★★

Food cant be beat....

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Easily the best bar in town. Awesome selection of beers from all of the world, and the food is pretty good too. I suggest the buffalo chicken wrap, it is delicious.

2
★★★★★

Easily the best bar in town. Awesome selection of beers from all of the world, and the food is pretty good too. I suggest the buffalo chicken wrap, it is delicious.

Pros: Beer selection, waitresses (Beer Goddesses)

Cons: Parking

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This place is conveniently located downtown. It has a nice patio for fall and summertime. And they have an amazing beer selection. Great bartenders and a great place to have a relaxing time with friends.

5
★★★★★

This place is conveniently located downtown. It has a nice patio for fall and summertime. And they have an amazing beer selection. Great bartenders and a great place to have a relaxing time with friends.

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The Flying Saucer is awesome! They have over 150 different brew from around the world. They also have a great appetizer and brats menu to go with the brews. The atmosphere is relaxing and laid back, the staff is excellent. It's a great place to meet up after hours with colleagues or friends.The Flying Saucer also has live music, a few pool tables and some game night contests. The price is right!I recommend The Flying Saucer to anyone looking for a great atmosphere and a awesome selection of brews!

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★★★★★

The Flying Saucer is awesome! They have over 150 different brew from around the world. They also have a great appetizer and brats menu to go with the brews. The atmosphere is relaxing and laid back, the staff is excellent. It's a great place to meet up after hours with colleagues or friends.The Flying Saucer also has live music, a few pool tables and some game night contests. The price is right!I recommend The Flying Saucer to anyone looking for a great atmosphere and a awesome selection of brews!

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I am a huge beer-drinker and love the place for the variety! The atmosphere is relaxing and not too loud. The selection of beers is great, and you can find varieties there you can't find elsewhere.

4
★★★★☆

I am a huge beer-drinker and love the place for the variety! The atmosphere is relaxing and not too loud. The selection of beers is great, and you can find varieties there you can't find elsewhere.

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This is one of my favorite places to hang out and drink beer. They have one of the largest and finest selections of beers on tap and in bottle I have seen. And service is always top notch.

5
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite places to hang out and drink beer. They have one of the largest and finest selections of beers on tap and in bottle I have seen. And service is always top notch.

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I love walking into a restaurant that drips with personality, even ones that require their waitresses to wear tiny plaid skirts with boots and stockings pulled high. There?s a comfy living room set-up in the front with leather couches that amazingly don?t come across as dirty like most furniture does in restaurants and coffeeshops. You can eat up there if you?d like or grab yourself one of the wooden tables or booths throughout the main dining room. An appealing patio is also available but it?s still a bit too cold for that here. The walls are mustard yellow and covered with various saucers and plates, including the ones awarded to those brave souls that drink 199 beers or more and get to leave a victory quote for posterity.

The menu is designed to keep people chatting and drinking with pick-your-own cheese plates, appetizers, sandwiches, and salads. There?s no rush to eat all at once; you can take as long as you want here. Not being a beer-drinker, I decided to try a barley wine that I found on their extensive beer menu. Lo and behold, I can drink them!

The cheese plates come with almonds, apples, olive tapenade, crackers, crostini, and spicy mustard in addition to whatever meats and cheese you choose. We also tried the bratwurst nachos that were served like the ones at Chili?s, with individual chips weighed down with all the toppings. I?m not a fan of that style and the bratwurst just doesn?t taste right on nachos but the Rocket Tots were great! They?re a cross between tater tots and jalapeno poppers without all the oozing cream cheese that?s standard in those. Instead, the cream cheese is in dip form on the side, a revolutionary idea, I tell you.

As a place to while away the hours on a weeknight with friends, The Flying Saucer is a great bet. And for these prices, the food stands up to the challenge of sustaining you through a few rounds.

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★★★★★

I love walking into a restaurant that drips with personality, even ones that require their waitresses to wear tiny plaid skirts with boots and stockings pulled high. There?s a comfy living room set-up in the front with leather couches that amazingly don?t come across as dirty like most furniture does in restaurants and coffeeshops. You can eat up there if you?d like or grab yourself one of the wooden tables or booths throughout the main dining room. An appealing patio is also available but it?s still a bit too cold for that here. The walls are mustard yellow and covered with various saucers and plates, including the ones awarded to those brave souls that drink 199 beers or more and get to leave a victory quote for posterity.

The menu is designed to keep people chatting and drinking with pick-your-own cheese plates, appetizers, sandwiches, and salads. There?s no rush to eat all at once; you can take as long as you want here. Not being a beer-drinker, I decided to try a barley wine that I found on their extensive beer menu. Lo and behold, I can drink them!

The cheese plates come with almonds, apples, olive tapenade, crackers, crostini, and spicy mustard in addition to whatever meats and cheese you choose. We also tried the bratwurst nachos that were served like the ones at Chili?s, with individual chips weighed down with all the toppings. I?m not a fan of that style and the bratwurst just doesn?t taste right on nachos but the Rocket Tots were great! They?re a cross between tater tots and jalapeno poppers without all the oozing cream cheese that?s standard in those. Instead, the cream cheese is in dip form on the side, a revolutionary idea, I tell you.

As a place to while away the hours on a weeknight with friends, The Flying Saucer is a great bet. And for these prices, the food stands up to the challenge of sustaining you through a few rounds.

Pros: Beer selection, fun ambience

Cons: Crowded

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Flying Saucer definitely has the best/most varied beer selection in Raleigh. Go on Monday night pint night--MOST drafts are only $2.75, and do branch out and try some new beers. Join Beerknurds for $14 get a card to swipe when you go in, a t-shirt, and free brunch on Sunday, then work towards getting a plate on the wall. On Monday's it gets extremely crowded and it can be hard to find a seat. The outdoor seating is great in warm weather. The food isn't bad either... All in all it's a great place. Even on Monday's when it's slammed I've never had bad service. The waitresses know every beer there, and they are generally fast and accurate--at least in my experience.

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★★★★★

Flying Saucer definitely has the best/most varied beer selection in Raleigh. Go on Monday night pint night--MOST drafts are only $2.75, and do branch out and try some new beers. Join Beerknurds for $14 get a card to swipe when you go in, a t-shirt, and free brunch on Sunday, then work towards getting a plate on the wall. On Monday's it gets extremely crowded and it can be hard to find a seat. The outdoor seating is great in warm weather. The food isn't bad either... All in all it's a great place. Even on Monday's when it's slammed I've never had bad service. The waitresses know every beer there, and they are generally fast and accurate--at least in my experience.

Pros: Great beer selection, Monday night pint night, good service

Cons: Mean bouncers at the door, sometimes really crowded, downtown parking can be difficult

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This place is awesome! They have the best beer selection in the state (that I'm aware of). Great atmosphere, great staff, generally good bar food. Fun place to go.
They have 'game' nights, live music, pool, contests, etc. Most of the time there isn't a cover or it's cheap.

5
★★★★★

This place is awesome! They have the best beer selection in the state (that I'm aware of). Great atmosphere, great staff, generally good bar food. Fun place to go.
They have 'game' nights, live music, pool, contests, etc. Most of the time there isn't a cover or it's cheap.

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Flying Saucer is a great place to meet friends with a ton of beers to choose from. Food is OK too, but you don't really go for the food.

2
★★★★★

Flying Saucer is a great place to meet friends with a ton of beers to choose from. Food is OK too, but you don't really go for the food.

Pros: Great service, beer selection

Cons: $3 to park

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This place is great. Come in and sit where ever you want. A TON of beer selections and they change the menu every season! The porch outside is great in the summer time and the food is pretty good too!

2
★★★★★

This place is great. Come in and sit where ever you want. A TON of beer selections and they change the menu every season! The porch outside is great in the summer time and the food is pretty good too!

Pros: atmosphere, beer, food!!

Cons: parking, service with large groups, sometimes smoky

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Most of the waitresses here are trashy and have attitudes, which I don't mind. What I do mind is waiting an eternity to be served when business is slow. I have been going to this place off and on for years, but my most recent visit will probably be my last. This place has been on a slow spiral downward for some time. I think I'll bow out before it hits rock bottom.

On a more positive note, the beer selection is incredible, and the food is pretty good. However, I thik you'll find that the service pretty much ruins the experience.

1
★★☆☆☆

Most of the waitresses here are trashy and have attitudes, which I don't mind. What I do mind is waiting an eternity to be served when business is slow. I have been going to this place off and on for years, but my most recent visit will probably be my last. This place has been on a slow spiral downward for some time. I think I'll bow out before it hits rock bottom.

On a more positive note, the beer selection is incredible, and the food is pretty good. However, I thik you'll find that the service pretty much ruins the experience.

Pros: Beer selection, food

Cons: Service is so bad that you don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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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.

2
★★★★★

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.

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Monstrous beer selection

Cons: Attitudinal and slow service

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Beer selection.

Cons: Awful service, high prices

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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.

1
★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Beer Selection, Bar Food

Cons: everything else

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: great selection, awesome patio

Cons: parking

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

Pros: Beer Selection, Atmosphere, Staff

Cons: None

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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.

1
★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: selection, SOME staff, hot wings

Cons: dirty beverage hoses, loud, parking

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

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The only reason I am not giving this place 5 stars is because the first time I went there, my car got booted. In short, BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU PARK. Other than that, I love this place. They have every beer you can imagine. The staff is helpful, there is plenty of seating in and outside. I reccomend the beer cheese soup and the chicken wings. Beer...there are so many selections, but I like the Hummingbird Water because I am SUCH a girl!

4
★★★★☆

The only reason I am not giving this place 5 stars is because the first time I went there, my car got booted. In short, BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU PARK. Other than that, I love this place. They have every beer you can imagine. The staff is helpful, there is plenty of seating in and outside. I reccomend the beer cheese soup and the chicken wings. Beer...there are so many selections, but I like the Hummingbird Water because I am SUCH a girl!

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The Flying Saucer is a beer lovers dream with over 80 beers on tap, and over 200 different beers on the menu.

Mondays the bar offers all of their draft beers (80+) for $2.50...every other day of the week at the saucer at least one draft beer is offered at $2.50.

Those who truly love their beer can earn a saucer with their name and perosnal quote on it for drinking 200 of the bars beers.

The saucer is great for beer, but not so great for service. If you go on a busy night be prepared to wait. The staff is all college age girls in short skirts. Some who have been there for a while are great, others are less than stellar...and some are quite bad.

If you choose to join the UFO club and try to get a plate they also often have a hard time keeping an accurate track of your beers drunk, and you need to constantly check up on them on their website.

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★★★★☆

The Flying Saucer is a beer lovers dream with over 80 beers on tap, and over 200 different beers on the menu.

Mondays the bar offers all of their draft beers (80+) for $2.50...every other day of the week at the saucer at least one draft beer is offered at $2.50.

Those who truly love their beer can earn a saucer with their name and perosnal quote on it for drinking 200 of the bars beers.

The saucer is great for beer, but not so great for service. If you go on a busy night be prepared to wait. The staff is all college age girls in short skirts. Some who have been there for a while are great, others are less than stellar...and some are quite bad.

If you choose to join the UFO club and try to get a plate they also often have a hard time keeping an accurate track of your beers drunk, and you need to constantly check up on them on their website.

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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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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Bartenders, Waitstaff, Beer

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The big draw is the plentiful choices of beer but you get hooked on the fun people and good beer. the beer is good, the taps are clean and the place is good for everyone from 21 to 91.

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★★★★★

The big draw is the plentiful choices of beer but you get hooked on the fun people and good beer. the beer is good, the taps are clean and the place is good for everyone from 21 to 91.

Pros: quality, value, selction

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We went after work on a Monday and everything on tap was $2.50. We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio. The waitress was competent and pleasant.

2
★★★★★

We went after work on a Monday and everything on tap was $2.50. We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio. The waitress was competent and pleasant.

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You cant beat the Saucer. It has everything. From an awesome wait staff to the largest selection of beer anywhere. Whether you are looking to be seen or you just want to relax with a few friends and not worry about the crowds the saucer is the place. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday nights are the nights to be seen and Sunday and Tuesday are the nights to sit back with a few friends and enjoy the atmosphere.

2
★★★★★

You cant beat the Saucer. It has everything. From an awesome wait staff to the largest selection of beer anywhere. Whether you are looking to be seen or you just want to relax with a few friends and not worry about the crowds the saucer is the place. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday nights are the nights to be seen and Sunday and Tuesday are the nights to sit back with a few friends and enjoy the atmosphere.

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This is the best bar in Raleigh... the beer selection is the best in town, the waitstaff is very friendly, and the crowd is always a great mix. You HAVE to join the UFO club ... 200 different beers and your name is immortalized on the Ring of Honor!!

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★★★★★

This is the best bar in Raleigh... the beer selection is the best in town, the waitstaff is very friendly, and the crowd is always a great mix. You HAVE to join the UFO club ... 200 different beers and your name is immortalized on the Ring of Honor!!

Pros: wait staff, selection of beer, atmosphere

Cons: parking

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Of course not. You can't have too many beers to select from. And it would take months and months to try all the one's at this bar.

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★★★★☆

Of course not. You can't have too many beers to select from. And it would take months and months to try all the one's at this bar.

 

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