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Good Time Design is an all-encompassing restaurant and entertainment venue design and consulting firm 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 venues. Good Time Design’s portfolio includes diverse restaurants, bars and nightclubs including current projects Moonshine Flats, The Blind Burro, and Bub’s at the Ballpark and past projects Wave House, The Double Deuce and Typhoon Saloon. 2016 marked the opening of Good Time Design’s first venue in Nashville, Tennessee, Cerveza Jack’s, as well as a new partnership to acquire the historic George Jones Museum. In 2017, the company will unveil larger scale projects in Coastal San Diego as well as Nashville.



With his roots in a tiny 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 500+ employees and $70 million in projects and operations in 2016, 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 the city.

Recently, Ty 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. His goal is to build what was originally planned for the area around Petco Park and East Village; an area known for great restaurants and bars, where locals can meet up with family and friends in their neighborhood.  While his focus has recently been on the East Village area of San Diego, the Good Time Design team recently revamped a 9-hole executive golf course in Liberty Station which they renamed The Loma Club, the company’s first foray into the golfing industry.

2016 has already been a busy year for Good Time Design, with its newest additions, Cerveza Jack’s and Moonshine Beach (sister venue to Downtown’s Moonshine Flats), opening in Pacific Beach earlier this year. 

The company is excited for additional endeavors this year in new markets like Nashville, Tennessee and beyond– bringing the hospitality and innovation that Good Time Design was built on to restaurant and bar goers throughout the country.

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

Frank Miller

Managing Partner – Nashville

Ashley Manriquez


Eric Rosas

Marketing Creative Director

Christina Alderman

Marketing Communications Director

Laurela Balangue

Digital Content Manager

Tessa Saikhon

Human Resources Manager

Erica Maldonado

Director of Private Events

Sherman Shoate

Director of Entertainment

Lanie Nolasco

Accounting / Administrative

Angie Huezo

Sr. Graphic Designer

Kim Fox

Graphic Designer

Meg Gwinn

Marketing & Promotions Assistant

David DeLauder

Creative Video Production

Lauren Boulger

Accounting / Administrative Assistant

Michael Harris

Music Director

Mike Andrade

Audio Visual Manager

Todd Nash

Executive Chef

Sean Green

Managing Partner – The Blind Burro / Cat Eye Club

Jack Washwell

Director of Operations – Moonshine Flats

Ryan Dickert

Operations Coordinator

Pat Gallahue

Design / Build General Contractor

Suzannah Hauter

Real Estate

Sara Polczynski

Consulting Chef

Katherine Randall

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