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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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks

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  • 10
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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
Meet your friends or maybe some new ones!

The food selection is limited and the servings are on the small side but we still come here at least once a month. If you like to sit outside with friends (we sometimes bring dominos) and like to tow the kids and even the dog along, this is your place. The beer selection is one of the best in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
LJRoadWarrior
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to people watch, enjoy a beer and snack and make sure you go early in the day or late otherwise too hot to be out there in the summer. First fridays are packed

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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and I took our 17 month old and everyone had a great time. Cold drinks, good food and playground for the kids. Couldn't ask for much more from a place in King William District

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San Antonio, Texas
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food selection is limited and the servings are on the small side but we still come here at least once a month. If you like to sit outside with friends (we sometimes bring dominos) and like to tow the kids and even the dog along, this is your place. The beer selection is one of the best in town... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We were excited to try this spot when our family met up with 4 other families. All of us have kids 11 and under, so the outdoor playground was a major attraction. The playground is okay, not the biggest but adequate. My husband loved the huge selection of draft beers, but several people in our party said they were too... More 

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Braselton, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Friendly Spot is a great place to hang out and grab a beer. The atmosphere is laid back and the outdoor style bar and seating makes it seems like you're at a party at someone's house with tons of people. Definitely worth stopping by and checking it out and I'm not even a fan of beer!

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great spot to drop by for a few cold beverages. Beer variety on tap is super. Nice atmosphere for a Spurs game. They have a large screen TV they set up.

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Chatham, Canada
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Imagine walking into an open yard filled with colourful chairs. To your left is a man with his dog having a beer, to your right is a family dropping off their kids to run free before grabbing a drink. The friendly spot is just that, friendly. There are kids, families, pets, tourists, locals, and importantly great beer, and lots of... More 

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Holstebro, Denmark
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Cool outdoor place in a quite neighborhood a short walk from San Antonio downtown. Doesn't look much - but they have an amazing selection of beers! Buy one and sit outside and enjoy in a very relaxed atmosphere.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

San Antonio has several outdoor bars, but this is the one! Tons of drink choices and some of the best and unique food you can get at a bar. The atmosphere is relaxed. Kids can play at the playground and dogs are even welcome. There's often live music or a game on the big screen.

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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about The Friendly Spot Ice House

Address: 943 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: (210) 224- 2337
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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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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