San Diego Business Journal

Good Time Design, the San Diego based hospitality group, has signed a lease at Liberty Station in the space formerly occupied by El Jardin; the Mexican restaurant was previously owned by Rise & Shine Hospitality Group, another San Diego restaurant operator.

This marks the company’s third concept in the historic area; the last restaurant Good Time Design launched was The Presley in July of 2020. Before then, Good Time Design operated The Loma Club from 2014 to 2019.

“As a group we are always seeking to provide a fun, interactive and safe environment for people to have a good time, making this project with all its outdoor potential and laid-back vibe a perfect fit for the Good Time Design Family of venues,” said Ty Hauter, CEO of Good Time Design. “We also love the Liberty Station community and are looking forward to expanding our presence there.”

The yet-to-be-named space has a tentative opening date of August 2021. It will feature two large patios and an indoor dining room. Todd Nash, Good Time Design’s Executive Chef, is developing a south-of-the-border menu, according to the company.

Founded in 2006, Good Time Design’s portfolio includes numerous restaurants, bars and live music venues including Moonshine Flats, Moonshine Beach, The Blind Burro and Bub’s at the Ballpark. In 2016, Good Time Design opened venues outside of California for the first time, Cerveza Jack’s and George Jones, both in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. In 2019, the company welcomed Front. St. Tavern, located in Franklin, Tennessee, to its lineup. This year, it introduced The Presley and Cerveza Jack’s to San Diego and launched Sonny’s Patio Pub & Refuge in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville.

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at or 858-634-4625.