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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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Lytle, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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43 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 38 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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121 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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237 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 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

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?