1. The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo, (210) 224-BEER, thefriendlyspot.com
You’d be forgiven for mistaking this Southtown ice house for a dog park. Above the din of the crowd or the occasional Spurs game, you’ll hear pooches barking next to their boozed-up owners. The laid-back, outdoor setting makes it a perfect place for four-legged friends and, with recent renovations, we expect to see even more dog owners pick The Friendly Spot as their favorite watering hole. With a monster new bar in the back, The Friendly Spot’s tap count jumped from 20 to 76 — almost all are craft beers, many of them Texas brews. Their micheladas are no slouch, either. Our neighborhood Friendlies grabbed that category again this year.
2. La Gloria
100 E Grayson, (210) 267-9040, lagloriaicehouse.com
3. The Monterey
1127 S St. Mary’s, (210) 745-2581, themontereysa.com
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