The Gaslamplighter Ready To Bring Cocktails & Karaoke To Downtown San Diego

February 1, 2024

Opening this week in downtown San Diego is The Gaslamplighter, a Sinatra-style cocktail & karaoke bar from the family behind the iconic Lamplighter in Mission Hills.

In 2021, longtime general manager Frankie Sciuto took over ownership of Side Bar in downtown San Diego. Under his NVR LFT Hospitality, he then scooped the 1,600 square-foot neighboring space that last previously housed Ciro’s Pizzeria & Beerhouse for almost two decades. Sciuto is a fourth-generation bar owner whose family has long owned The Lamplighter in San Diego's Mission Hills.

The Gaslamplighter has been designed by GTC Design and offers a Mad Men-style speakeasy vibe with gold, brick and wooden accents, custom lighting, and forest green booths. The space houses a stage to host karaoke nights and live musical performances. As for the menu, expect classic and modern craft cocktails and elevated bar bites, including an elegantly presented smash burger.

The Gaslamplighter will soft open this weekend with a grand opening scheduled for February 8 at 536 Market Street in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. For more information, visit