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Beer Available At The Friendly Spot (arranged by most recent)
Karbach 003 Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter 99, Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale 100, Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale 98, Dogfish Head Sixty-One 73, Saint Arnold Bishopís Barrel #1 99, Southern Star Old Potentate 55, Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13 91, BrewDog Tokyo* 98, Independence Brewing Austin Amber 20, Rahr & Sons Stormcloud IPA 37, Branchline Night Sky Eggnog Stout , Stone Enjoy By IPA 100
requinmarteau (2) , | September 11, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is must awesome. In a beautiful neighbourhood, good choice of beer and very cool staff who knows their beer and their pop culture. Fish tacos are very good.
brewballs (6) | August 13, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
I only base ithis reviw on what I have expeeienced most recenttly.It seems like The Friendly Spot has strayed from itís original vision, a place where the community can converge for a tasty brew. But now it has a sports bar vibe disquised as a faux craft beer spot. I like that it is family friendly still but above that, especially during first Friday, there is really no seating. And in addition one of the main issues I have is there is no way to see what brews are actually there. I feel like I have to squint my eyes to see what is in their coolers. On their website it should update what beers they have and not always Facebook the newest thing. Plus contrary to what people have written the beers are pricey here. Even high~end Flying Saucer has better deals. Why spend ten dollars on a pint and have to stand all night to enjoy it!
jhgrantjr (41) Tennessee | July 26, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a cool place. I was able to visit it during a conference in San Antonio. Not a long walk from the downtown/river walk area. Great guys behind the bar. Also amazing tap selection. Was able to try Stoneís Try By IPA. I also ad Saint Arnoldís Bishopís Barrel #3, and it was phenomenal. Thanks for the suggestion!
pablo951 (52) 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 (136) 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 (140) 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
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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