Shortly after an unexpected exit from San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Tin Roof will be replaced by Good Night John Boy, located at 401 G Street.
The beloved music venue suddenly closed its doors last month with little explanation for what will replace it. Now, Bobby Rutter and Michael Schwartz from Forward Hospitality Group have applied for a liquor license to replace Tin Roof. The 70s-themed disco bar, restaurant, and nightclub will be the company’s fifth location in the country, with sites already in Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, and St. Petersburg. Good Night John Boy is anticipated to open in May 2024, according to SanDiegoVille.
While FWD Hospitality is already making moves to open its first West Coast location, the group will first transform the space into a holiday-themed bar and restaurant offering an over-the-top Christmas experience that lasts until Christmas day. Customers can expect holiday-inspired spins on classic cocktails and entrees, offering flatbreads, empanadas, and a cinnamon roll. Once the holidays pass, FWD Hospitality will temporarily close to renovate the space.
When Good Night John Boy opens next year, it will be a new experience not often seen in San Diego since the 1970s. Customers can expect a lighted dance floor, spinning disco balls, shag carpet, wood paneling, linoleum flooring, and retro wallpaper. To fill in with the theme, the restaurant will play 70s music, with a live DJ coming in every night of the week. As for food, the menu will offer a similar resemblance to the era, offering items such as Disco Tots, Fleetwood Mac’n Cheese, and TV Dinner Tray. The restaurant’s name pays homage to The Waltons, a popular show during that time.