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The Friendly Spot Ice House

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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943 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-224-2337
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 15:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Elk River, Minnesota
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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
Middletown, Rhode Island
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122 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great evening stop for a drink and a nibble. Great playground for the kids and a huge screen for sports.

Thank Eleanor02842
Mansfield, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Outdoor venue with inflatable big screen TV and several smaller ones throughout. Enclosed play area for kids. Dirt floor is not fun following a rainstorm. The place looked seedy on the surface, but the tables and restrooms were clean. They offer unisex restrooms, with individual rooms and locking doors. Great for parents with kids. There is also a separate bathroom... More 

Thank TravelerJLB
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236 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a must visit for at least a drink or two. I have not tried their food but many people seemed to be enjoying it.

Thank jdog99
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was an amazing place. I went around 8pm and there was no one that wasn't represented in the crowd. I saw families, friends and bachelor parties all enjoying themselves simultaneously as they sipped on their drink. I'll be back.

Thank Spencer B
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place was recommended to us by a member of staff in our hotel and it did not dissapoint. Situated in the art district of San Antonio it was very quirky, chilled and dog friendly. Great place to have a drink and cool off after visiting The Alamo 👍

Thank Julie F
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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183 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I will admit I arrived 30 minutes before they opened, but I hadn't looked at the time. I asked if I could sit at one of the outside tables and wait. I was told No, they were closed. They pointed at a BBQ restaurant across the street and said it was open and offered a big selection of beer. Ummm......I... More 

Thank Erica K
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

A great place to get a drink and snack and hang out in Southtown. Sangria is yummy. Dogs are allowed and there's a great play area for the little ones. The menu could have more gluten free options, but the hummus and carrots work.

Thank Lynette M
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The service was awful and everyone was extremely rude there. I got dirt in my teeth and hair ew. Would never go back that's forsure!!!

Thank Nikilazar

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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?