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The Friendly Spot Ice House

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Mexican
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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, 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
Relax Outdoors

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Ash-a-lee55
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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Braselton, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?