The Friendly Spot lives up to its name, providing an inviting place for patrons - and their kids and pets - to hang out. This family-friendly ice house even has a play area where parents can watch their kids play while enjoying a drink from their menu of 250 bottled beers. Dogs are welcome too, so bring the whole family and enjoy the sunshine. From time to time, you'll be treated to a movie on their huge projection screen. Their menu features tasty bar snacks like sandwiches, hot dogs, and nachos. Factor in the friendly service, and this place really is a perfect place to enjoy a Lone Star on a beautiful day.
Set in a lively space, 502 Bar is the perfect destination if you are looking for a night that you’ll remember for a long time. Not only can patrons enjoy karaoke nights but the restaurants also hosts established singers and bands on a frequent basis. The bar also doubles up as a platform for budding artists as they regularly organize open mic nights as well. As you enjoy the performances, don’t forget to call for a drink from their menu. It includes everything from artisanal craft beers to specialty cocktails.
Set in a casual, laid-back space, Sparky's Pub is a gay-friendly hangout that welcomes people from all walks of life. Mingle with new, interesting people as you enjoy one of their specialty cocktails out on the patio, tap your feet to the music played by video Djs, make new friends while playing a game of pool or simply lay back and relax with a glass of wine. The bar also serves a limited yet great selection of snacks and tapas. Sandwiches, ice cold salads and homestyle soups are just some of the food offerings. Whether you come here alone or bring some pals in tow, Sparky's Pub ensures you have a great time.
Since its inception in 1961, B&D Ice House has been a popular hangout among the Southtown residents. The restaurant and bar is known for its rustic and humble ambiance coupled with scrumptious barbecue meals and, great beers. Owned and operated by the Dady brothers, the restaurant serves a slew of loaded sandwiches, well curated meats and light bites. Loyal patrons swear by their Smoked Turkey, Rub Spiced Peanuts and Southtown Slammer. They always serve chilled beers- on offer is a slew of Texas drafts and canned beers. Pocket-friendly prices and prompt service makes you keep coming back for more.
Limelight still shines through despite a few controversies. It opened its doors in 2006 and quickly earned the reputation of being a cozy live music bar. Equipped with a full bar that serves some great craft beers as well, arcade games and a good sound system, it is the regular musical nights that have ruled the roost here. Some of their previous line ups are Travis Garland, Gold Fields, Swingin' Utters and Titus Andronicus.
Looking to have a casual, underground, party night? On the Rocks Pub is an ideal place with spacious room, DJ music and lots of games. The place is dimly lit and the bar counter is long enough to fit the large amount of people who throng to the place. There are plenty of pay-to-play pool tables, ping pong and even some dart boards, which makes it a fun place to be with your friends. You can sway to the 80s and 90s music on the roomy dance floor while enjoying your drinks. The dive in bar near the historic Alamo is a cool, basement bar for a good time.
A fun place to enjoy the booze, The Mix is a casual dive bar that is packed on most nights. It consists of a fun ambience where one can catch friends playing pool or darts. Beer is free-flowing and affordable. Grab a mug or two and relax at a table. There is a smoking area outdoors. Live music events are also organized.