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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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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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 9 February 2017

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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396 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 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 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

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 11 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 10 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

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?