Moonshine Beach. Courtesy photo

Moonshine Beach is officially open to the public.

The Pacific Beach live music venue is a 20,000 square-foot space formerly occupied by Typhoon Saloon and Fred’s Mexican Café. The venue includes the adjacent Mexican eatery and cantina called Cerveza Jack’s, which opened in March.

Owners hope the venue will cater to the neighborhood’s young, high-energy crowds with a summer lineup that includes Chase Bryant (June 5), John Pardi (June 30),
Russell Dickerson (July 11), Cassadee Pope (Aug. 4), Kellie Pickler
(Sept. 23), and Granger Smith (Sept. 30).

“Expanding the Moonshine concept into Pacific Beach is an exciting next step for
the brand and for Good Time Design. The response from the community, as well
as major record labels and national touring artists alike, has been
overwhelmingly positive,” said Ty Hauter owner and operator of Good Time
Design, the company behind the venue.

“Showcasing rising country acts from Nashville and introducing them to new audiences allows us to cultivate and grow country music in the San Diego market like no venue has done before,” Hauter said.

Guests enter Moonshine Beach through an outdoor patio, which connects to the neighboring Cerveza Jack’s, and features a large American flag and a motorcycle embracing the “Live Free Rock Hard” spirit.

Upon entering the concert venue and bar, which accommodates 1,200 partygoers, guests are greeted by a large dance floor, San Diego’s largest stage and three bars throughout. In addition to live music, the nightly entertainment includes line­ dancing lessons, two old school barber “shot” chairs, arcade games and more.

The honky­tonk Americana vibe can be seen throughout with additional design elements that include large neon signs, American flags, Jim Beam barrels,bathroom stalls with life size images of the most desirable rock legends and American bad boys, and a painted, wall­sized Flora­bama logo, an ode to the South’s most legendary beachfront bar.

Moonshine Beach is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a DJ format from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and will have live bands every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Line dancing lessons will be offered nightly.

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