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The Friendly Spot Ice House

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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943 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
+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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213 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank headduck
Albany, New York
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like relaxing with a drink in the sun, go to the Friendly Spot. Great selection of beers in a very relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere. There are seats at the bar, tables for groups and even a playground for the kids. Just hang-out, talk and enjoy. If you're in town and staying near the river walk, it's an easy walk... More 

Thank aspenranch
Rugby, United Kingdom
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379 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I'll fess up! We walked past the Friendly Spot, en route to an upscale eatery. "Let's pop in there for a beer first", suggested hubby. And that was the only place we went to! A great selection of craft beers, great friendly staff behind the bar. It's a chilled out beer garden, with a children's play area up front,... More 

Thank Christine W
Miller Place, New York
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about this place on TA, my hubby is a beer snob and he loved the selections. You can order food get a number and pick up when ready, They also had wine.

Thank Terry S
Lytle, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The vibe at the Friendly Spot is one of the best in town! Bring your dogs, bring your kids, sit back and enjoy some delicious craft beer!

Thank jwood1113
Monterey, Virginia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Being from the East coast, we didn't know what an "Ice House" was. It was close to our B&B so we tried it. We're hooked! We sat outside under the big trees on a cool evening and had a beer and tacos. The place has a feel of someone's big back yard. Kids were playing on the playground. People brought... More 

Thank Cathy D
San Francisco, California
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233 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went late night for some beer and food. They serve food till midnight. Tons of taps and lots of space inside and out. Fire pits (with real logs) roaring to keep you warm. Very relaxing spot to hang out with friends. Huge beer selection, but the bartender wasn't very knowledgeable about them. Only other downside was there were lots... More 

Thank Amy B
Elk River, Minnesota
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a cute little outdoor bar, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Good for larger groups.

Thank Katie G
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

so i didn't make it here but my husband couldn't stop raving about this hole in the wall joint with excellent ambiance and food. friendly place with dogs and they had a dj spinning toons

Thank gingerc c

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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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • 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?