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Beer Available At The Friendly Spot (arranged by most recent)
Southern Star Old Potentate 62, Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13 87, BrewDog Tokyo* 98, Independence Brewing Austin Amber 20, Rahr & Sons Stormcloud IPA 36, Branchline Night Sky Eggnog Stout , Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid 100, Dos Equis XX Ambar (Amber) 14, Clown Shoes Miracle IPA 90, Left Hand Warrior IPA 94, Abita Jockamo IPA 62, Independence Brewing Convict Hill Imperial Oatmeal Stout 97, Lobo Texas Lager 28, Southern Star Pro-Am 2012 96, Ommegang Scythe and Sickle Harvest Ale 95, Avery duganA 99, Deep Ellum Hop Seeker 76
pablo951 (20) Chicago, Illinois | April 21, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is a beer lovers oasis in southern San Antonio!! They have over 75 beers on tap with a lot of local micro representation as well as craft and micro selection from around the nation with a smattering of international love, and of course, they have macros.
The atmosphere is a beer garden and very chill with plenty of picnic / backyard style seating and a gravely surface. There are two bars with different tap selections and a ton of bottles and cans. Dog friendly.
sthlm (133) Iowa | April 15, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped by on a Friday night. Really weird place. A couple of separated, small buildings, with a bunch of chairs, picnic tables, and other patio assortment scattered around the rest of the gravel-topped lot. Feels a bit like something somebody threw together quickly. Since it was a Friday night, a projector was set up among the chairs, and the Spurs game was on. Strange mix of people from seemingly every socioeconomic level, including quite a few children running around. Seating was difficult to find, and overall the service was very unfriendly and pretty dreadful...which was funny given the name of the establishment. Another downside is that a lot of people were smoking, and even though it was outside, the smoke still filled the yard. Good selection of beer, especially for what else I had seen in the area, but the prices are really high. I mainly ordered local stuff and didnít get anything exotic, and none of the pints were less than $7. The food was good. Overall, I donít know how to rate this place. Great selection for the area, cool location, solid food, and overall I really did enjoy myself. However, it was expensive, the service was awful, the smoke was annoying, and there wasnít enough seating. Regardless, worth a stop if you are a visitor in the area.
ration (9) Tampere, Finland | October 31, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
Had a few during halloween. The tap selection is not great, but ok. But the bottles make up the difference. One of the best places to go within waking distance from the riverwalk.
BeerZack (22) Asheville, North Carolina | October 22, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Friendly Spot is a nice place on a nice day. If the day is not so nice, as in too hot or raining or too hot... then itís not so nice because most of the seating is outside. The beer selection is nothing spectacular, but it is pretty great for San Antonio and the Southtown area. The draft selections, if not great, are always rotating and feature new and sometimes special releases. Their bottle selection is more thorough and they actually get some stuff you might not expect. They currently serve outta plastic cups only.
3sheets2wind (2) San Antonio, Texas | October 16, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Not too many places to get interesting beer here in Bud Light Land, but Friendlyís is an oasis in the desert.
Strebs (104) St. Louis, Missouri | April 1, 2012| Updated December 4, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
The name says it all. The Friendly Spot is a great experience for anyone who enjoys socializing over beers. They donít have a beer menu...they just bring in whatís available, and when itís gone, itís gone. I had a Dogfish 60 Day IPA and a St. Feuillien Trippel, and there were other
worthy options. They bring in a large screen to show SA Spurs games outside in a beer garden. This ice house is in the King Williams neighborhood that includes a lot of other interesting places along So. Alamo St.
llcooldave (24) San Antonio, Texas | March 30, 2011| Updated December 4, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is really chill place. Lots of room outdoors to sit, relax and watch the people go by. Good beer selection focusing more on TX microbrews and limited TX releases. Food is tasty but can come out kind of slow when ordering. Service was good but you have to go to the bar and get beer and order food, thereís no table service, which I like a lot. Overall, itís a very cool place to watch the world go by while having a beer. Itís more of a spring/fall type place as majority of the seating is outdoors. I donít see going here in the summertime.
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