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The Edison

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Bar, Pub
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108 W. 2nd st. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Main St.)
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7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Birthday Weekend

My friend brought me here, I really liked the way the bar was designed. Seating is very comfortable! The music has a laid feel. I did not like the Hibiscus shot though, it tasted like licorice. I did try another drink though. The waitresses were really professional! This place is for a mature laid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Tanya W
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend brought me here, I really liked the way the bar was designed. Seating is very comfortable! The music has a laid feel. I did not like the Hibiscus shot though, it tasted like licorice. I did try another drink though. The waitresses were really professional! This place is for a mature laid back crowd! Loved it!

Thank Tanya W
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend took me to this place and insisted I was going to love it. And I did! It is a cool, beautiful place, with a nice ambiance. Everywhere you look there is something interesting to talk about. The staff is friendly and attentive, and prices can be a bit steep, but you are paying for the coolness as well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My clubbing days are long gone but this place reminded me of trendy, hidden clubs I used to visit in NYC. It's different, cool, and I"m guessing a place only locals would visit. If you have out of town friends who don't get out much and are open minded (some of their shows are slightly "risque") this is one great... More 

Thank Adventuregirls90210
Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I read in the "Fluid" literary series here last week, and I have to say the Edison is on a completely different plane than any establishment I've ever been in before. The atmosphere is incredible, the drinks are good, and the food is top notch. Everything is pricey, but hey what do you expect for the best night club in... More 

1 Thank martinipen
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The vibe of this 100 year old power plant is amazing. We stopped for a Thursday night happy hour and were not disappointed. Food was a $14 steak and fries, $9 for two sliders and $4 for a soft pretzel with cheese dip. Drinks were 40% off menu price between 5pm and 7pm. Prices are a bit expensive when it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I finally made it down there after hearing great things about it. Really funky. Great food and drinks Only down side is if you do not get a good table, it's a bit of a pain to eat off an end table

Thank bob s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Bring guests here and blow them away how hip you are. This special place takes you back to the 20's with all the charm and magic of a really special speak easy.

Thank KevinElls
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I'm sorry but when I'm wearing d&g jeans, a Burberry jacket and you don't let me in because I have $250 Nike low pros on you can go to hell. I don't care how elegant your establishment is, this is the 21st century. If I casually wear trendy sneakers instead of ferragamos and you turn me away, when someone in... More 

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Edison is one of the coolest places ive ever been. The atmosphere is amazing. The staff is awesome and actually remembers your name. The music is phenomenal. Definitely get a reservation to best enjoy the night.

Thank Patrick H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This place is hard to find since location is on the alley. From outside its nothing as soon as you go in, omg the architecture and lightings are pretty much original "Edison" style. Definitely needs reservation for bigger crowd, great happy hour menu and drinks, gets crowded, early birds gets the worm and they let you seat on reserve table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 W. 2nd st. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (Main St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 2136130000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am

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