The name comes from The Smiths' last album (Strangeways, Here We Come). But one visit to this East Dallas gem and you will want to answer Morrissey’s question, "How Soon is Now?" Well, it's now... time to go to Strangeways again. Why? Because owner Eric Sanchez and his sister Rosie have created one amazing beer bar. As you pull back the front door, you’ll notice the eclectic crowd -- some folks fresh out of work in suits and ties, others pierced and inked -- but all gathered around the long, cement bar. All will be watching Rosie hurriedly move back and forth, changing the list on the huge blackboard of more 40 rotating drafts. No two days in Strangeways are the same.
This is a neighborhood bar, a place where, on any given night, locals, and even whole families, will be gathered around the horseshoe-shaped bar. Goodfriend takes pride in its comfortable atmosphere, just like it does with the beer list, which features hand-selected offerings from the best American craft breweries. The rotating drafts often feature rare, limited-availability brews, including some local favorites. With 16 taps and more than 60 bottled beers, Goodfriend always has something new to taste.