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The Friendly Spot Ice House

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Pub, Mexican
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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
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect for a sunny day

Decided to try this place out on a wonderfully sunny Sunday in January. There were four people in our group and everyone enjoyed the Friendly Spot. It is a GREAT place to hang out and visit with friends, make new friends, or just people watch. We got there a little before noon and three of us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
NMgirl92
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Kerrville, Texas, USA
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Kerrville, Texas, USA
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decided to try this place out on a wonderfully sunny Sunday in January. There were four people in our group and everyone enjoyed the Friendly Spot. It is a GREAT place to hang out and visit with friends, make new friends, or just people watch. We got there a little before noon and three of us ordered mimosas. The mimosas... More 

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Thank NMgirl92
San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a cold beer and a cool hang downtown, this is the place to go to. Heck, even your dog can hang out! It doesn't get better than that!

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Thank MrRitmo
Wooldridge, Missouri
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots and lots of beers on tap.. And what wasn't on tap they had in bottles. Bartenders were informed about their beers. Limited Food menu, but it was good. Loved the atmosphere with old fashioned metal porch chairs, all outside. Not a good place if cold or rainy. Very dog friendly.

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Thank KPick100
Vancouver, Washington
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two bars with all out door seating. Impressive rotating tap list with a lot of small Texas brewery representation. About less then a mile from downtown and is a stop on red hop on hop off doubledecker bus.

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Thank freik
Eatonton, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little hesitant since we walked from the Riverwalk but once we arrived I was glad we went. The name speaks for itself. Very cool, friendly spot. We didn't eat but sat in the yard and had great local brew. You will be surprised at the mix of clientele....from business to families. Definitely worth the time if you... More 

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Thank Karen F
Daleville, Alabama
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We recently spent the Christmas holidays down the street at the King William Manor and the Friendly Spot Ice House was but a short walk. It is your basic neighborhood Ice House with open air seating beneath some large trees. They had a good collection of draft beers both in front and in the rear area bar. The bartenders were... More 

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Thank daleatty
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We asked at our hotel where would be good to go for an evening drink and they recommended this place - so glad they did - such an oasis of down to earth chilled out hospitality. Grab a seat, order your choice of craft beer or wine from one of the outside bars and enjoy - seemed to be frequented... More 

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Thank MDRev
San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Sitting under the beautiful trees on the kitchy old shell chairs is always a good time. You can also bring your well behaved furry friend. I've never tried any of the light snacks but every beer I've ever gotten has been cold. They have a nice selection and the staff is friendly.

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Thank abigail p
San Antonio, Texas
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129 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Nice quiet outdoor bar. Drinks are reasonable and the atmosphere is very relaxed. In Southtown and parking can be a problem.

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Thank Kevin N
Friendswood, Texas
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We were in town for a couples get away. Our hotel has a car and the driver drove us by here on 1st Friday. We decided we would come back on Saturday to watch the Texas A&M game. We were disappointed because they did not get the game even after we called to check. It seems like a really cool... 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: Pub, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?