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The Friendly Spot Ice House

943 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224- 2337
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Ranked #80 of 4,100 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Mesquite, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful beer selections which made for a very happy husband! The menu had something for everyone and would definitely recommend it for a fun evening out.

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San Antonio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great place to hang out with friends, kids and dogs are welcome! We love to meet friends with children here because it's the best of everything. Mom and dad can relax knowing kids are nearby on the playground. They have water faucets and bowls around the area for the pups. HUGE selection of craft beers and wine on tap. Munchies... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A colleague and I went there after work one day when our entrance to the Blue Star Brewery (our usual place) was blocked by a train from Hell. We smoked our cigars while trying various beer that we had never tried in their outdoor patio setting. The atmosphere and the vibe were good. People brought their dogs, which I always... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Friendly Spot, is always offering a wide variety of craft beer on tap. They have finger food, like nachos, chips and salsa, awesome hummis, etc.. They have a playground!! They are dog friendly. All seating is outside, so stop by, pull up a chair and enjoy the beautiful weather and a cold beer!!

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Brighton, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

What a refreshing little dive place this is! They had twenty some beer taps in that shack and more around the corner. The pork tacos are awesome with delicious smoky pork goodness and a refreshing burst of flavor from the sauce and cabbage. I want some right now. The atmosphere is very laid back and relaxed. It reminded me of... More

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This place has a chill vibe. The beer selection is over the top. There are many craft beers, including ones with a local connection, as well as belgian brews. Hard to beat the bear menu here.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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211 reviews 211 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stopped in for a late afternoon beer. Super casual drinking spot with a beer garden feel. The bar tender was very friendly and described all the local beers on tap with ease. Then we were informed there were 48 more beers on tap at the back bar. Wish we had time to go back. Those into craft beer must visit... More

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

dont let the outdoor only seating fool you (dirt floors - yes really) excellent service - very friendly folks in one of the cleanest and safest cities i have ever visited. this place is great - awesome selection of draft beer. would definitely go again - highly recommended. skip the riverwalk at least 1 night and walk @ 1.5 miles... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is fantastic. Great food, an amazing selection of beer, funky/fun outside tables and they even project Spurs Games on the side of a building in the evenings. This is only outdoor seating. So don't expect to go on a rainy or cold day... but for that nice spring evening, there is no better location.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Before visiting San Antonio I asked about local bars on the trip advisor forum and this place kept coming up. I visited it for drinks only twice, cannot comment on the food tho. The place is very different to anywhere I have been in the past as it is all outside. The only drawback to this is on my first... More

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