Great spot! Maybe 40ish taps at the front bar, then another same number at the back. Simple food. So comfortable sitting around out back watching a game on TV. Only complaint is there is no easy way to find out what’s on tap. Have to figure it out by the handles and asking bar staff. Lame.
Pretty cool outdoor spot with two bars. Regular hours - totally relaxed. During a televised Spurs game - packed. Best tap list of any place in the downtown-ish area. Pretty good stuff on tap including Prairie Noir among the Texas offerings. Like other downtown places, $7 a beer is not an anomaly. Didn’t eat there.
Large outdoor place with a front and a back bar, each of which has a different beer selection. Parking is difficult street. Range of beers was extensive for a small to medium sized list, very well chosen. Didn’t try the beers. Very, very quiet on a weekday, I would imagine this is a great weekend place. Worth a look for sure.
Outdoor bar. Back bar had really awesome service the night I was there, but the guy in front didn’t seem to give a fuck and was in slow motion. Nice taplist, but quite pricey. Food was decent for pseudo-bar food, but portions were small.
I’d have to imagine this place is miserable in the summer, but it was beautiful to sit under the stars on a mild evening. Also, way too many hipsters smoking.
I only base ithis reviw on what I have expeeienced most recenttly.It seems like The Friendly Spot has strayed from it’s 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!
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 Stone’s Try By IPA. I also ad Saint Arnold’s Bishop’s Barrel #3, and it was phenomenal. Thanks for the suggestion!
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 (147) Blank, Alabama | April 15, 2013| Updated June 2, 2017