With open-air spaces and outside dining prized like never before, this summer will usher in a new patio-focused restaurant to Liberty Station, where the development is also in the process of adding 100 new outdoor dining tables to its general footprint. Replacing Fireside by The Patio, which opened in 2016 but has been shuttered since last fall after the implosion of The Patio Group, The Presley is named after new owner Ty Hauter’s daughter — Hauter is the CEO of San Diego-based hospitality group Good Time Design, which operates downtown spots Bub’s @ The Ballpark, The Blind Burro, Moonshine Beach.
The group is no stranger to Liberty Station, having previously operated The Loma Club from 2014 to 2019. Hauter shared, “When we were approached about this opportunity back in February it was a no brainer for Good Time Design. The Presley allows us to not only maintain a presence in Liberty Station, but to evolve and expand our restaurant roots. Now more than ever, a majority outdoor dining space is crucial and we plan to make the most of it.”
Scheduled to open in July, the 3,370 square-foot eatery’s design is being significantly updated, with greenery and custom swinging benches added to a space that features 2,070-square-feet dedicated to patio dining. The menu, from Good Time Design’s corporate Chef, Todd Nash, will range from salads and shared plates to flatbreads and sandwiches while the cocktails, created by Moonshine Flats’ Jack Washwell will include drinks like a Dole Whip Mimosa and Lavender Gin Slushy. The Presley, which will offer weekend brunch, also plans to incorporate live music and DJs into its programming.