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[whitespace] Goodfellows
69 N. San Pedro St, San Jose 408.287.6969

Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat-Sun 5pm-2am
Crowd Age: 21-45
Music: Sound system blues for lunch; Top 40, R&B and hip-hop at night
Decor: Hollywood nostalgia meets rabid sports fan
Signature Drink: Twenty-two-ounce Guinness
Dancing: No
Games/Amenities: In the works (see below)

Downtown's old Shark and Rose has changed hands and been aptly renamed Goodfellows--and brand-new co-owners Danny Chapa and Steve Laniy are the fellows who did it. Yes, they are good. Now that Chapa and Laniy have the space, they're planning to add a little more sport to the utilitarian watering hole. They removed the old pool table to add new seating, three more TVs are en route for football season and the old banquet room will soon become a den of entertainment, with video games and dart boards in the works. They've added Harp to an already burgeoning list of 14 beers on tap and jazzed up a menu of appetizers, sandwiches and burgers to be served until 1:30am. Sounds like Godfather's got a whole new game, and we kiss his ring for it.

If Your Bar Could Be Any Animal, What Would It Be?: Split decision: "A lion," says Chapa, "because this bar is the king of the jungle." But Laniy says, "A cheetah, because we're fast and efficient."

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From the July 18-24, 2002 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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