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The Friendly Spot Ice House

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943 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224- 2337
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3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun & Friendly - Beers, Brews, & Local Views

Fun, unique place in SA to hang out & chill out. Over 250 bottled brews to choose from plus 76 on draft. If you're looking to sample some good Texas beers, this is the place! Recommend the "Evil Owl"...Sangria and Homemade Micheladas also on hand. Casual pub food (burgers, tacos, veggie burgers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
hollisJ_dr
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Davis, California
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a happening spot in San Antonio! Lots of friendly people; local dogs; good bar food and beer selection. They put up an inflatable screen for Spurs games. Lots of fun!

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Fun, unique place in SA to hang out & chill out. Over 250 bottled brews to choose from plus 76 on draft. If you're looking to sample some good Texas beers, this is the place! Recommend the "Evil Owl"...Sangria and Homemade Micheladas also on hand. Casual pub food (burgers, tacos, veggie burgers, hummus, fries, sliders, mac n'cheese, etc.) served til... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Being a true "beer geek", I looked forward to stopping in for a good craft beer on a recent vacation in San Antonio. I did a little research prior to this trip, and read that their draft beer selection was one of the best in the city. I also read that this was a very informal, outdoor setting. Arriving in... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you want somewhere to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather and you have no other option, then by all means, go to the Friendly Spot. However, friendly it certainly isn't. We went to watch the USA v Mexico game and they couldn't work the projector on the screen outside, so we ended up missing most of the first... More 

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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We passed by and popped in for a cold drink. The yard was very muddy and the drinks expensive. Having said that it was a friendly atmosphere and nice for a drink.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have traveled to san antonio multiple times for work and wanted something different then the riverwalk bars. This was perfect. Super local and nothing fancy. Just a place to sit outside and have a drink

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I frequent this place for relaxation and fantastic tap beer selection. The inflatable giant screen and projection tv is great for games.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Ok. So I love this place and definitely recommend it if you are looking for a relaxing spot to hang out and enjoy some great craft beer. They offer an extensive selection which rotates often. Most seating is outside so I recommend going on a nice day. My only minor complaint, which I overlook because of the great selection, is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was pleasant to sit out in the beer garden, but the craft beers was expensive (over $7 a 'pint' - the most expensive beer on this trip apart from the airport!). There were long queues for the bars - it was a sunny Saturday in Spring Break - but at least we got glass glasses, not plastic glasses! Pet... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It has a lot of beers to choose from. Large spaces to hang out, the only caveat is that there are only two bar tenders in the front bar, and two in the back bar, and the queuing lines can get very long... I recommend to not try the food, just dont...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 943 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: (210) 224- 2337
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?