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The Friendly Spot Ice House

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American, Bar
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943 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3438
+1 210-224-2337
15:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Houston, Texas
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The locals sent us here and it did not disappoint. It's and outdoor beer garden with an incredible selection of craft beers. Bartenders are helpful and sociable.

Thank EatRunDive
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the San Antonio area visiting family. Our daughter (who lives in San Antonio with her husband) suggested exploring the southern part of San Antonio. We ended up at The Friendly Spot. This is the definition of laid-back. The food was good and the atmosphere very relaxing.

Thank Keith K
San Antonio
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166 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and LOTS of selection of craft beers! The whole place is a patio with colored steal chairs from the 60's. I had the fish tacos which were very tasty but small. Fresh ingredients made it a tasty treat. A large patio is wrapped around the serving area and also another bar in the back area and a tv.... More 

Thank ABE49
Ringgold, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited San Antonio and came here from other recommendations from people like you! You did not disappoint! This place is so open, inviting, and laid back! So many craft beers are available and the hamburger we had was one of the best!

Thank Michelle A
fort worth
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107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to see the locals and just relax. I would recommend a visit for any time of year for a good drink and company.

Thank lstsundwn
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My sister in law was in town and we were in need of a place to go have a good beer and chill that was kid friendly. This is an outdoor bar with a play ground for the kiddos. We didn't have any food but the friendly punch and sangria was amazing. If your a spurs fan they had the... More 

Thank Lisa_0120
Baltimore, Maryland
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127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were wandering around the beautiful homes in King William and found this place. Being the beer lovers we are, we stopped and had a couple of local TX brews. The bartenders were friendly and there were a lot of locals stopping in. It's an outdoor space with a metal chairs and tables. They have two bars, both with different... More 

Thank raeumlich
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

As the name suggests, this place is a great place for friends to hang out and enjoy beers and snacks. Lots of local beers on tap being served by friendly bartenders. Lose the tourists and the cheesy tourist traps on the riverwalk and walk the half mile or so--you'll be very happy you did! (My only suggestion would be to... More 

Thank Alexandra S
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213 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stopped by here after a walk to a few of the missions, and enjoyed our drinks. This place is family and dog friendly with a wide choice of beer. The bartender was friendly and made recommendations. It was quite pleasant sitting out in the sun, a laid back afternoon. We only had an order of chicken wings which were okay.... More 

Thank travgal0766
Bettendorf, Iowa
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice locals place where you can sit outside with your dog and have a beer and an snack. Fun and friendly!

Thank headduck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 943 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3438
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-224-2337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?