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“nice bar in a building with history”
Review of Local Edition

Local Edition
Ranked #809 of 5,664 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: SoMa
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“nice bar in a building with history”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you stay in downtown area, Local Edition really is definitely worth a visit. It is in the basement of the Hearst Building that formerly housed a local newspaper (which is why the bar is called Local Edition). The bar has a nice bourbon drink (properly named local edition), and is apparently very popular among local people. I was there at 6pm on a Friday, and the atmosphere is just young, urban and nice. No loud music, but given the popularity and the basement, you have to raise your voice to be heard.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
San Francisco, California, USA
1 review
“Speakeasy feel”
Reviewed November 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love this place! Good spot to relax and have a drink with friends. Their drinks are super delicious!

Visited September 2013
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Mountain View, California
2 reviews
“Dead for a Friday”
Reviewed October 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I don't know if it was the location or if it was just standard for that specific establishment but it was really empty on the Friday that we decided to visit. The drinks weren't amazing and the price themselves didn't make it worth it. I guess at least there was enough space to move around and grab seats to talk with friends. Wouldn't visit if I wanted to really have a great time.

Visited October 2013
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Fremont, California
1 review
“A good spot for Happy Hour !”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like coming here on Fridays for Happy Hour with a lady friend. It has good ambiance, good drinks to choose from the menu, and the noise level is low enough to hold a good conversation with your friend.

The only thing I hope is that they have some happy hour options for drinks that will cost ~$7. Most drinks on the menu are $10.

Visited October 2013
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San Francisco
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254 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Overpriced, crowded, poor table service”
Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not a good weekend night out at all. The drinks are expensive, not particularly good, and the service is inefficient and not particularly friendly.

Visited August 2013
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