The bar is pretty large, and during warm weather, they open the windows of the two sides to make it sort of an open-air bar (a lot of places in Memphis do this). The decor is pretty decent, and on certain nights, they have live music. I don't believe there is a cover on weeknights.
They have a fantastic selection of beers--everything from pear cider to cherry beer to Guinness. They have an large amount of beers on tap. In addition, they also have a beer sampler of six (I think it was six) beers that you can try. Although they may not have your favorite beer, I think they do a nice job trying to include beers from the major regions of the world.
In addition, if you intend to be in Memphis for a while (or are just in for a serious night of drinking), they keep track of all the beers that you have tried, and once you have tried them all, you get your name on the ceiling (I believe it's a giant saucer). Go to the Flying Saucer, try a beer you can't pronounce, and have some fun!
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February 22, 2005
From journal Walking in Memphis
Bloomfield, New Jersey
October 28, 2004
The decor was decent enough - we loved the fact that two sides of the place opened up onto the street. We were there in May and there was a great breeze coming through the place. We sat in the more lounge-y area of the bar and were there for at least 15 minutes and never had a waitress approach us (we even flashed the high sign a couple times to get her attention and were still ignored). She approached a lot of folks AROUND us, but never us. My husband finally went directly to the bar and ordered his beer. Once it was done, he was ready to leave - my husband, the beer drinker who loves to just chill in bars.
The price was right - we were impressed at how fair the beer prices were. The location was great - right on a corner in the business district next to the big indoor mall. But the service was severely lacking and the variety just wasn't there.
From journal Miserable in Memphis
Washington, District of Columbia
September 24, 2000
From journal FEELING THE BLUES IN MEMPHIS