Boys who like beer knew about Flying Saucer's impending landing in downtown St. Louis months in advance. On its first day it was packed to the gills with nary an empty seat at the bar. Why? Because 80 beers on tap. Because 150 more in bottles. Because Busch Stadium is within spitting distance. Because boys like beer and baseball. Now, sure, there are plenty of bars near the stadium with men in attendance, but the clientele at Flying Saucer is a little different. They have refined palates. They have disposable income and are willing to shell out a few extra dollars for that specific seasonal beer. And it is really, really easy to strike up a conversation here — the atmosphere is incredibly friendly, for there are no strangers among beer nerds. Just ask what he's drinking.
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