As quiet as this place is every time I roll through, you'd think they'd have better service. Especially since they're charging premium prices for the lake view.
And if you're a UFO club member, you can forget about drinking towards your saucer at this Saucer. In my numerous visits, they've yet to get me the proper credit for my beer tasting. It's really quite annoying.
As a regular customer of the Flying Saucer in Addison, TX, I was thrilled to find that they were opening a location in Garland/Rockwall, just 15 minutes from my house. So, I'll admit, I was biased. I wanted to love it. But nothing could have prepared me for what I found when I got there.
You see, the Addison location holds a very special place in my heart. It is, of all the places I've visited, my favorite watering hole. At least it was. Although I love the Addison Saucer, I had some problems with it as well. It could be very cramped, and it got very smokey quickly.
The new Garland/Rockwall location offers everything I loved about the Addison location (great beer selection, knowledgeable [and super-hot] waitresses, fun atmosphere) and it improves upon the few aspects of the Addison Saucer that drove me nuts.
The new location is easily twice the size of the Addison joint, so there's plenty of room to move around. Also, (and I'm not sure if this was by luck or city ordinance) I smelled no cigarette smoke at the new location. And I didn't even venture onto the massive patio area, which sits directly upon the lovely Lake Ray Hubbard. (The Addison Saucer's puny patio sits upon the less-than-lovely parking lot for the El Fenix Mexican restaurant.)
If you're a fan of good beer, and you live anywhere near Lake Ray Hubbard, you owe it to yourself to check out the new Flying Saucer. Look for me. My name's Brook, and I'll probably be there with an IPA in my hand.