Three years ago, restaurant and entertainment venue The Goodnight opened on Anderson Lane for adults looking to make dining more exciting with a variety of games.
Co-owner Dave Goodnight said he saw an opportunity to open a fun restaurant for the surrounding neighborhood that featured entertainment and elevated bar food.
“It’s hard to not have fun here,” Goodnight said.
The Goodnight has become a date night location for many couples because of the restaurant’s no-children policy, Goodnight said. All patrons must be 18 years old, and anyone younger than 21 years old is not allowed after 9 p.m.
Goodnight said the location is also a great destination for a group of friends or co-workers, and any group size or budget can be accommodated. Bringing a group to The Goodnight can be beneficial, he said, because of the variety of games, such as bowling, pool tables, pingpong, karaoke and recently added Skee-Ball.
“This is such a social place,” Goodnight said. “People love to jump around the entire place, so no one’s ever in their seats when they’re playing pingpong, pool, visiting friends in the bowling alley, whatever it may be.”
Two new locations of The Goodnight will open in the near future. One will open in 2016 at 506 W. Sixth St., and the second will open in late 2016 or early 2017 on Manchaca Road across from Moontower Saloon.
Many changes are also underway at the original location, he said, with Skee-Ball lanes added in late October, a remodel of the outdoor deck area in the works and the addition of outdoor games. Goodnight said the restaurant is also planning to release a new menu in January or February.
“We’ve learned a lot over three years,” he said. “We wouldn’t be opening more if we were not successful and we didn’t think we had the capabilities of carrying the concept consistently to two other locations.”
The Very Old Fashioned ($12) and the Kumoniwanaleia ($10) are two of The Goodnight’s infused in-house cocktails.[/caption]
The Very Old Fashioned ($12) and the Kumoniwanaleia ($10) are two of The Goodnight’s infused in-house cocktails. A variety of flavors and liquor bases are available, with menu mainstays ranging from $8 to $12. A limited selection of draft beers are available to enable staff to provide better recommendations for meal pairing, co-owner Dave Goodnight said.
Bowling lanes are The Goodnight’s signature entertainment element, with an hour of bowling costing $30, and a pair of shoes cost $3 per person.[/caption]
Bowling lanes are The Goodnight’s signature entertainment element, with an hour of bowling costing $30, and a pair of shoes cost $3 per person. Pingpong, pool, karaoke, shuffleboard and table games are also available, and three Skee-Ball machines were added in late October. All games are free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parties can reserve one or multiple gaming areas based on their needs.
The Wild Boar entree ($18) comes in a chicken-fried coating topped with jalapeno cream gravy and paired with goat cheese, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.[/caption]
The Wild Boar entree ($18) comes in a chicken-fried coating topped with jalapeno cream gravy and paired with goat cheese, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Lunch and dinner menus include a variety of appetizers, sliders, salads, burgers, pizzas and sandwiches. Brunch is served each Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.