The Lamplighter

Row 1

817 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 298-3624

This dive bar sets itself apart from all the rest by offering late night karaoke. It's an award-winning karaoke bar where locals bond with old and new friends over cheap drinks. Don't be led astray by the drunks belting out '80s ballads, because, let's my honest: you'll probably join them by the end of the night.

Foursquare Tips

  • Best time for Karaoke: mid-week if you actually want to sing, Friday & Saturday if you want to laugh at drunk people singing
  • never go on fri/sat if you want to sing.
  • Love this place, but it would be awesome if they got a monitor so you could actually hear yourself singing versus hearing all the drunk people singing along. GREAT song selection nonetheless.
  • Don't sit by the bathroom. It smells like fart.
  • Be sure to TIP the DJ if you want to sing!! Otherwise you might get skipped..
  • Look for ale garza to be spitting out some awesome tunes here
  • Ask for Russ...he is the best bartender. He will treat you right.
  • This place is amazing especially Friday through Sunday
  • Grab a drink and sing away
  • Charger Headquarters!!! Big screen with sound every game
  • Clean Bar, excellent show :)
  • Super fun and it hasn't changed (In a good way) since the last time I was here 6 yrs ago. Took forever to sing, but still fun
  • Cash bar, come around 10:30pm which is when the karaoke really gets going.
  • If you want to sing karaoke put your name on the list right away.
  • Cash only! Be sure to always bring cash!
  • Cheap drinks and they open at 6am for all you alcoholics!!!
  • Weekends with Jessica, can't be beat!!!!
  • Ive been to better karaoke places. The versions of some of the songs were not like the originals.
  • Jess the day time bartender is awesome!
  • Cash only w/ATM inside. Daily karaoke after 9pm, but get here early to put your songs in for rotation.