Since opening, Alamo Ice House BBQ & Brew has been a popular destination for barbecue, beer, and the occasional visit from Texas country music legends like Robert Earl Keen. But that wasn’t enough to keep the space open in an increasingly competitive market. Earlier this week, the downtown bar and restaurant announced on Facebook that it would be calling it quits after a farewell bash on Saturday, January 6, starting at noon.
The watering hole was opened in 2014 by a team that included singer/songwriter Charlie Robison, former Chicago Cub Brooks Kieschnick, and San Antonio natives Jaime Gonzales and Ray Fuchs. The simple menu of smoked meats, craft beer selection, and casual pet-friendly backyard atmosphere — not to mention the slate of Americana and country shows — quickly drew a loyal following.
“It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of Alamo Ice House,” the team posted on January 1. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have come out and supported our dream. We’ve made new friends who are now considered family and have hosted numerous fundraisers, local artists and musicians, along with supporting and giving back to our community.”
The farewell, cash-only service will feature $5 brisket sandwiches and $3 you-call-it beers. The latter might be useful for drinking away your feelings about another San Antonio hangout gone too soon.