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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

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  • 7
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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
Most recent review
Good spot

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...

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Arlington, TX
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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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631 restaurant reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
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48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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207 reviews 207 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I loved this place. I remember seeing the first time while we were driving through the King William district on the red double decker tour bus and just had to go back and find out what it was about. Such a fun atmosphere. All outdoors, all kinds of craft beers from all over Texas and some of the other favorites... More 

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Houston, Texas
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219 reviews 219 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

San Antonio is known for its tourist traps, but one good place to get away from it all and sip on the beer you love is The Friendly Spot. An outdoor icehouse, The Friendly Spot will keep you and your friends satisfied with abundant beer options, tasty food, and televised sports on a big screen. We visited The Friendly Spot... More 

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Austin, Texas
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161 reviews 161 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Nothin fancy...just the way I like it. Hundreds of great beers in a wonderful outdoor atmosphere. Too bad I couldn't stay longer. Oh, and a great place to smoke a good cigar.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Great outside bar with view of the Tower of the Americas. Even in December warm enough to sit and relax, although with a warm jacket admittedly!

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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?