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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: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner

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  • 49
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 0
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  • 4
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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
If only the draft beer was cold

My only complaint was the draft beer was not cold. On a hot Texas day you want cold beer. The atmosphere is great. Great for families.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
George414422
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My only complaint was the draft beer was not cold. On a hot Texas day you want cold beer. The atmosphere is great. Great for families.

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Arlington, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Let me start by saying this is an outside pub style restaurant. Good food, good on tap selection, family and pet friendly. Best kid choice was the grill cheese. Best adult choice was sliders. Save time to walk around the neighborhood. Interesting architecture and better view of river on nearby bikepath than highly overrated riverwalk area. Super crowded on first... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Trendy spot to watch a game, hear some tunes or enjoy craft beers. Food is also served and the outdoor patio area is amazing. Dogs are allowed and there is even a separate play area for kids.

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San Antonio, Texas
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?