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The Edison

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108 W. 2nd st. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Main St.)
2136130000
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 27
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
My favorite bar ever

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Patrick H
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Newton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Newton, 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.

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

O love the decor of this place, lots of cool drinks, including the Absinthe Fairy shots. The staff was very attentive and professional from the door guys to the servers. this is a first class establishment that can't be missed. The Aerialist were awesome too!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The entrance is on a side street downtown but was easy to find. The decor is fun. Walk all around and see the old electrical equipment preserved artistically. The food was good, especially the Mac and cheese. I recommend trying multiple small plates with friends. The little cocktail tables are best for one appetizer at a time. We just had... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place is such a memorable spot due to the history and architecture represented. The drinks are pricey and you can forget about sitting down unless you want to pay handsomely but its still well worth a visit to gaze at the decor and to catch a burlesque performance and watch a silent movie. The staff aren't particularly friendly and... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Edison is one of the most unique venues anywhere for drinks, dining, etc. Come early to walk through the entire facility and check out the historical artifacts, and ask one of the bartenders for something interesting to drink. Then come back after 8 for the real scene! Don't let the alley-entry put you off - this is not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have traveled the world, and this is absolutely the most fantastic bar/lounge that I've ever been in. If you enjoy a night out for a few cocktails, this is a definite DO NOT MISS. The entrance is kind of hard to find. It's not obvious from the main road. There is a small side-path off the street to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great historic venue, great drinks and great entertainment. Staff is attentive and the drinks are well crafted. Take a tour of the entire place and enjoy your drinks in the different venues

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

One of the swankiest need to be seen at places in the city! The bartenders are ultra creative so give them a craving and let them creat something amazing for you! Call ahead for the VIP group seating in the back corner but wander around and check out history as well!

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Additional Information about The Edison

Address: 108 W. 2nd st. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 2136130000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Bar

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am

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