GOOD TIME DESIGN
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 welcome you to explore our individual venue profiles to learn more about our portfolio and our work.
MEET OUR TEAM
In House Counsel
& Real Estate Development
Managing Partner – Nashville
Marketing Creative Director
Marketing Communications Director
Digital Content Manager
Human Resources Manager
Director of Private Events
Director of Entertainment
Accounting / Administrative
Sr. Graphic Designer
Marketing & Promotions Assistant
Creative Video Production
Accounting / Administrative Assistant
Audio Visual Manager
Managing Partner – The Blind Burro / Cat Eye Club
Director of Operations – Moonshine Flats
Design / Build General Contractor
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