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The Edison

108 West 2nd Street, 
Los Angeles, 

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From the owner

Downtown's lounge-life evolution continues in a historically refurbished, turn-of-the-century boiler room.

With the opening of Andrew Meieran's new industrial cathedral, Downtown is once again the place to be in Los Angeles. The Edison presents
a marriage of refined industrial architecture and art deco chic - a world class lounge that retains the mechanical artifacts from its history as downtown LA's first private power plant. The grand staircase spectacularly descends into the depths of the historic Higgins Building. The Edison revitalizes the art of the classic, hand crafted cocktail with house specialties designed just for the space old-school bourbons luxuriously transformed with a house made lavender & honey infusion. A small, upscale menu of food and drinks. The Edison offers a respectful nod to LA's famed nightlife that haunts Ciros & Coconut Grove and continues to punctuate billiards. You can also enjoy an early evening retro juke box for nightly Cocktail Hours.
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  • Hand-crafted Cocktails
  • Selected Wines
  • Live Music

What Our Expert Scouts Say


One of the first LA bars to master the steampunk vintage look, this back-alley hideaway is a hit for mellow after-work drinks and livens up later in the night.

May 15, 2013

1920's feel type of place with happy hour from 5pm-7pm on a weeknight. I love their sliders because it comes with arugula and their truffle mac and cheese is outstanding.

March 04, 2013

One of the best bars in LA, located in the historic first power plant in Downtown. Delicious cocktails and a unique fun setting make for the perfect night. They also have regular live entertainment. For Valentine's Day enjoy the Queen of Hearts Ball!

January 21, 2013

Aerialists, burlesque, silent films, history, the 1st approved "Disney" drink ever, and the newly hired Chef Saito is why I love the Edison. Pork belly pizza. Let's start there ...

October 18, 2012