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. Gypsy Café
2813 Thousand Oaks, (210) 494-1312, gypsycafe-sa.com
3. TIE: The Cove
606 W Cypress, (210) 227-2683, thecove.us
2423 N St. Mary’s, (210) 735-1313, facebook.com/themix.sanantonio
100 Probandt, (210) 212-5727, latunagrill.com
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