Good Time Design is an all-encompassing hospitality and entertainment group based 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 venues outside of California: Cerveza Jack’s, a south-of-the-border live music eatery, as well as the acquisition of The George Jones, a four-story, 40,000 square foot entertainment venue, both residing in the heart of downtown Nashville, Tennessee. In 2018, the Good Time Design team’s recent ventures into artist development added to their growing presence in the entertainment and country music industry. This year, the company welcomed its newest addition, Front St. Tavern, located in Franklin, Tennessee, and continues to expand with two more venues in Franklin as well as their first project in Scottsdale, AZ, all slated for 2020.
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 2018, 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 Southern California and Tennessee.
Good Time Design has focused on launching diverse restaurants and bars near Petco Park in San Diego, including Bub’s at the Ballpark, The Blind Burro, Lucky’s Lunch Counter, Moonshine Flats and The Deck at Moonshine Flats. In addition to their 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, San Diego, with Moonshine Beach (sister venue to Downtown’s Moonshine Flats) as well as Cerveza Jack’s and acquisition of The George Jones, both in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
Last year, Good Time Design added Artist Development to its portfolio with country up-and-comer, Martin McDaniel, as the first official member GTD Entertainment roster, marking an exciting entrance into the country music scene. The company’s newest addition, Front St. Tavern in Franklin, TN, opened early this year bringing homestyle eats and live music to the Westhaven community. Looking forward to 2020, Good Time Design will continue to cultivate and develop talented artists (including Nashville-based band, Three Lane), extend distribution of its “Buena Cerveza” Mexican Lager to additional southern US markets and beyond, as well as expand their presence nationally with new, exciting venues in Franklin, TN and Scottsdale, AZ.