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954.523.2580

INFO@GOODSPIRITSRESTAURANT.COM

476 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301

Monday through Friday: 11:30am - 1:00am

Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 1:00am

Good Spirits Fifth & Fed is located in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale and harkens back to the mid-century era of the cocktail, the crooner, and the covergirl - a time in which glitz and glamour lived alongside effortless elegance. Opened in early 2018, Good Spirits Fifth & Fed was one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year.

Good Spirits Fifth & Fed is the pièce de résistance of Frank Zaffere, a thirty-year restaurateur who deliberately ensures that every dish and every cocktail served has been crafted to introduce yesterday’s lifestyle to today’s generation.

Frank Zaffere

Frank is a long-time business partner and friend of his fellow Notre Dame alumni, Paul Flanigan and Joe Zebrowski. His introduction to the restaurant industry began in 1992 when, within five days of his arrival in South Florida, he was employed as a busboy at the first Quarterdeck.

Less than 10 years later, he was named Director of Operations. Under his direction, the Quarterdeck doubled units and sales, and established partnership relationships with three major sports franchises in South Florida: the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers and Florida Marlins. Frank was the impetus behind the adoption of sushi into our operations, first as a limited menu item, and then based upon his creation and development of Dive Bar, as a major revenue center. Frank’s restaurant experience includes serving as managing partner of all the Quarterdeck locations, president of Dive Bar, president of Beach Bar @Newport Pier, Lobby Bar LLC, Good Spirits LLC, and Jedi Enterprises LLC.

Frank is also a local radio personality with ESPN 106.3, where he hosts a weekly show concentrating on Mixed Martial Arts. Frank is married with 2 children.

Email: frank@goodspiritsrestaurant.com

Joe Zebrowski

Before entering the restaurant business, Joe co-founded a very successful computer support company in the mid-1990’s called the Answer Group in North Fort Lauderdale. The Answer Group became one of the leading companies providing consumer-based customer support to technology focused industries. He left that business in 2002 to focus on real estate development and competitive sport fishing. He later went to law school at Nova Southeastern University, and he practiced as an attorney in South Florida before joining Old School.

Paul Flanigan

The patriarch of the Quarterdeck family, Paul purchased Quarterdeck from Flanigan’s Enterprises, Inc. in 1986, and he partnered with Flanigan’s for close to a decade, opening and managing a number of Flanigan’s Seafood Bar and Grill franchise and company units.
 

James Flanigan

James has worked in the restaurant industry since he was an early teenager, shadowing his father, Paul, and helping out with odds and ends around the Quarterdeck and other local bars and restaurants. He has worked from the proverbial ground floor up and has worked – or at least moonlighted – in every position in the front and back of the house. James’ career with Quarterdeck and in the industry continued through high school, college, and even law school.A Fort Lauderdale native, James graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Accounting, and from the Florida State University College of Law. During college and law school, he worked in the federal trial court in Philadelphia, the state appellate and trial courts in Tallahassee, and also in different restaurants and bars in and around the Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee area. James practiced law for almost four years in Fort Lauderdale at the law firm of Tripp Scott. His practice focused mainly on commercial litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

James lives in downtown Fort Lauderdale and plans to plant his roots in the area even further. His love for the bar and restaurant business, along with his eclectic background, eventually led him back to the hospitality industry and to form Old School Hospitality with Paul, Frank, and Joe. He now handles the day-to-day legal and accounting work for Old School Hospitality and its subsidiary restaurants from our corporate office in Fort Lauderdale.

Email: james@goodspiritsrestaurant.com

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