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The Friendly Spot

Not Rated.
The Friendly SpotThe Friendly Spot
BA SCORE
96
world-class

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 4.98%
Taps: 48
Bottles: 200
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

943 S Alamo St
San Antonio, Texas, 78205-3438
United States
phone: (210) 244-2337

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(Place added by: LacquerHead on 08-28-2010)
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mendvicdog, Jul 10, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +6.3%

A unique place that wins on charm and selection but loses slightly on amenities. The place has two outside bars with two large picnic areas for seating. The seating is lawn chairs or picnic benches. It can be really hot during the day and many of the benches in the back are not covered, but there are trees and awnings in the front section. The selection for draft beers is huge and the quality is very good with many local microbrews represented among the major breweries and the imports. The staff was very knowledgable. The clientele was fun and diverse with mostly locals there. My Oud Bruin was served in a pint glass?! But other than that I really enjoyed it. Recommend it to anyone in San Antonio.

chickenflea, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

bpfrush, Jun 24, 2014
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blue-dream, Jun 16, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +2.7%

This has to be one of the coolest craft beer establishments ever. Bartenders were super friendly and knowledgeable. Gave numerous free samples about most any beer I asked about. The grounds and set up are incredible. So chilled and relaxed in the outdoor seating whether under the trees out front or in the middle section where you feel like you are in some shifty south of the boarder town but with awesome craft beer and friendly waitstaff. Any craft beer buff would love this oasis. I went back a second night for a beer after the great experience the night before. Pints are a bit pricey and it would be nice if they offered 1/2 serving sizes so you could sample more without getting wasted in the Texas heat (since they have so many taps). Other than that the place is a must stop when in San Antonio. Only about 3/4 mile from river walk.

bubseymour, Jun 12, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -7.7%

In the craft beer desert, Friendly Spot is a shining beacon. They overcharge for a lot of their out of state beers but there are not any places in San Antonio that have such a variety. Plus they fill growlers now. Not too shabby. Don't go to the F Spot expecting a good deal, but do go for the casual scene and wide selection of beer.

3sheets2wind, Feb 27, 2014
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The Friendly Spot in San Antonio, TX
96 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.