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Good Time Design is an all-encompassing hospitality and entertainment group located in San Diego, California. Created in 2006 by businessman and hospitality entrepreneur, Ty Hauter, the company has rapidly grown to own and operate numerous unique establishments. Good Time Design’s portfolio includes diverse restaurants, bars and live music venues including current projects Moonshine Flats, Moonshine Beach, The Blind Burro, and Bub’s at the Ballpark and past projects Wave House, Bootlegger and Typhoon Saloon. 2016 marked the opening of Good Time Design’s first venue in Nashville, Tennessee, Cerveza Jack’s, as well as the acquisition of The George Jones, a four-story, 40,000 square foot entertainment venue in the heart of Nashville. In 2017, the Good Time Design team’s recent ventures into artist development has added to their growing mark in the entertainment and country music industry.



With his roots in a small Midwestern town, Ty attended Eastern Illinois University, graduating with a degree in political science. He worked in various watering holes throughout college, and got his start in larger scale hospitality operations while working the Chicago nightclub scene before moving to San Diego in 1990. With more than 600+ employees and $70 million in projects and operations in 2017, Hauter has made a name for himself in San Diego, most notably in the community of East Village. Ty and his company, Good Time Design, started with The Double Deuce, The Tipsy Crow and the original Whiskey Girl. Since then, the company has grown, now operating several influential restaurants and bars throughout San Diego, California and Nashville, Tennessee.

Good Time Design has focused on launching diverse restaurants and bars near Petco Park, including Bub’s at the Ballpark, The Blind Burro, Cat Eye Club, Lucky’s Lunch Counter, Moonshine Flats and The Deck at Moonshine Flats. In addition to the strong East Village presence, Good Time Design revamped a 9-hole executive golf course in Point Loma’s Liberty Station which they renamed The Loma Club, the company’s first foray into the golfing industry. In 2016, Good Time Design expanded into Pacific Beach with Cerveza Jack’s and Moonshine Beach (sister venue to Downtown’s Moonshine Flats) as well as a second Cerveza Jack’s location and acquisition of The George Jones, both in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. 

Last year, Good Time Design added Artist Development to it’s portfolio with country up-and-comer, Martin McDaniel, as the first official member GTD Entertainment roster, marking a exciting entrance into the country music scene. Looking forward to 2018, the company hopes to continue cultivating and developing other talented artists, as well as extending distribution of it’s “Buena Cerveza” brand,  including Good Time Design’s locally brewed Mexican Lager, to southern US markets and beyond.

We invite you to view our Services and Venues for a better idea of what Good Time Design can offer you and your current or potential projects within the restaurant and entertainment industries. 


Ty Hauter


David Osborne

In House Counsel
& Real Estate Development

Ashley Manriquez

Director of Business Operations

Heather Kline


Eric Rosas

Marketing Creative Director

Christina Alderman

Marketing Communications Director

Tessa Saikhon

Human Resources Manager

Erica Maldonado

Director of Private Events

Ashli Finuoli

Private Events Manager

Sherman Shoate

Director of Entertainment

Laurela Balangue

Digital Content Manager

Dan Frye

Sr. Graphic Designer

Danica Nuestro

Graphic Designer

Olivia Martinez

Graphic Designer

Meg Gwinn

Marketing Coordinator

Lanie Nolasco

Accounting / Administrative

Megan Simpson

Accounting / Administrative

Patrick Samokhvalof

Photography & Video Production

Michael Harris

Music Director

Mike Andrade

Audio Visual Manager

Jack Washwell

Director of Operations
Moonshine Flats

Todd Nash

Executive Chef

Sean Green

Managing Partner
The Blind Burro / Cat Eye Club

Frank Miller

Director of Nashville Operations

Pat Gallahue

Design / Build General Contractor

Suzannah Hauter

Real Estate

Ivan Munoz


Katherine Randall

Public Relations
Katalyst Public Relations

Dan Hauter

Maintenance Supervisor

Chuy Castul

Maintenance Tech