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“Wish we'd found this lovely spot sooner!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Friendly Spot Ice House

The Friendly Spot Ice House
943 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224- 2337
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Ranked #74 of 4,139 Restaurants in San Antonio
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wish we'd found this lovely spot sooner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The Friendly Spot is just the kind of bar every town needs! Fantastic, well curated beer selection. Nice, easy to peruse beer listings, with descriptions. The staff was more than happy to help you choose, offering insight into beers you're considering and sharing their opinion if you ask.

Seating is all outdoors, very casual and comfortable. There was even a fenced in play area if you wanted to bring the kids along!

Our visit here was one of the highlights of our trip- definitely left us wishing we had a Friendly Spot to return to in our hometown!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kimberly, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

One of my favorite places. Great outdoor hangout. All different types of people hanging out and having a good time. Enjoyed ourselves on a a nice warm night with a cold drink.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great hangout for locals or visitors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Friendly Spot has an incredible beer selection and is really a one-of-a-kind place. The night we visited there was a 11 piece band...a New Orleans-style marching band group...with old and young members. We walked back to the back bar and sat at a picnic table in the gravel lot and enjoyed the music and people watching. We saw medical students there studying while having a beer, friends meeting for happy hour, etc. I love that it is such a dog-friendly place! It's an unpretentious, friendly spot for sure! We did not eat while there, but just enjoyed some unique beers and people watching. Definitely would recommend a stop there if you're in town and like to try new beers.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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“Great SA Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

This place is a great local spot to sit with friends and hangout. Beer is cold and the place gets a great crowd on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Local spot for people watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Friendly outdoor "beer garden" just south of downtown, best in the evening. Light food, plenty of beer choices and relaxing atmosphere.

Visited April 2013
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