About Us


The Deck at Moonshine Flats is an open air venue featuring a casual vibe, delicious smokehouse BBQ menu and fun casual cocktails. With a more relaxed atmosphere than it’s hard partying counterpart, The Deck is open 7 days and nights a week and features backyard style games including corn hole, shuffleboard and ping pong. The menu, created by Chef Todd Nash, consists of authentic smokehouse BBQ and features brisket, tri-tip, ribs, pulled pork and chicken. There are multiple bars and beer tubs that make getting a drink a breeze. During football and baseball season, The Deck is the ultimate tailgate destination complete with sunshine, picnic tables and a state-of-the-art A/V set up with games on sound.

Meat the chef

Chef Ivan is the man behind the meat. Originating from Mexicali, Mexico, he started his culinary journey at Kous Kous and has moved his way through to Cucina Urbana,  Puerto La Boca and Carnitas Snack Shack where he found his passion for competing. Chef Ivan is a two-time winner of the SONO Chili Cook Off and is a regular competitor at the Del Mar BBQ State Championship. In addition to being a Pitmaster at The Deck, he also manages Smokehouse Kings Catering and is a member of San Diego's Five Chef Society. 

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Moonshine Flats

An in your face honky-tonk bar with a sexy edge, Moonshine Flats features live music, line dancing and DJs spinning top country, rock and pop music. With over 18,000 square feet, 2 levels and a spacious lounge, the venue boasts a massive wooden dance floor and one of the largest LED screens in Southern California. Moonshine Flats is San Diego’s go-to place to dance, party and let loose!


about the family

     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. Our 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.