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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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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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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
Great riverwalk escape

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Johnny R
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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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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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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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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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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We thought we would start the night here in the Kings William district since it was around 4pm. I thought all of the beers were overpriced for an outdoor venue. If u have kids it would be great for them to play on the playground while u have a drink or two but I didn't see the charm. There was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

GREAT spot! So happy that this neighborhood has somehow been immune to the Riverwalk traffic. If people knew the great places over here, it would be flooded. As it is, a chill gathering of folks can find an oasis of calm and relaxation with a terrific beer selection. (BTW - ask for their "fire" specials on their taps. Very good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great beer bar in the king Williams district. Sick and tired of the river walk, this place is your sanctuary. Don't worry if you have kids they have a play ground for them too, food is ok not many choices but it doesn't need them. Beer selection is awesome. Locals brews from all over Texas plus the normal beer staples.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice outdoor beer joint. Family and pet friendly (meaning dogs allowed everywhere). Beer on tap wasn't as cold as I would have liked and pricey ($6.50) for a cider. Two Lone Stars, two cider and chips and salsa - $30. Nice occasionally but won't be my everyday happy hour place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This place drew me in instantly, as we were driving by. Just seeing the outdoor space, filled with chairs of all colors, trees, people, rustic yet chic, I was sold. Now, I would say you have to visit on a beautiful sunny day because otherwise your experience may not be as pleasant as mine was. The bar has quite an... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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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