The Gaslamplighter To Bring Karaoke & Cocktails To Downtown San Diego

September 1, 2022

Replacing the longstanding Ciro's Pizzeria in downtown San Diego is The Gaslamplighter, a Sinatra-style cocktail & karaoke bar from the family behind the iconic Lamplighter in Mission Hills.  

Last year, longtime general manager Frankie Sciuto took over ownership of Side Bar in downtown San Diego and has recently scooped the 1,600 square-foot neighboring space that housed Ciro’s Pizzeria and Beerhouse since early 2003. Sciuto is a fourth-generation bar owner whose family has long owned The Lamplighter in San Diego's Mission Hills, and he aims to continue his family's legacy by opening a modern version of the beloved dive and karaoke bar.

The Gaslamplighter will be designed by GTC Design and offer a Mad Men-style speakeasy vibe with gold, brick and wooden accents, custom lighting, and forest green booths. The space will have a stage to host karaoke nights and live musical performances. As for the menu, expect classic and modern craft cocktails and elevated bar bites. 

The Gaslamplighter is anticipated to open in early 2023 at 536 Market Street in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. For more information, visit