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Bars, Lounges Downtown
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
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Photograph: Scott Atkinson NewellThe Edison
 (Photograph: Scott Atkinson Newell)
Photograph: Scott Atkinson NewellThe Edison
 (Photograph: Scott Atkinson Newell)
Photograph: Scott Atkinson NewellThe Edison
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This 11,000-square-foot power-plant-turned-Downtown hot spot deftly melds industrial architecture and Art Deco chic. Restored artifacts are casually displayed; silent video montages, projected on the wall, revisit the early work of film legends; bartenders handcraft classic cocktails. But nothing's stuffy here—it's a scene almost every night of the week—with DJs, a live band on Thursdays and party lounges with names like Tesla and Generator, paying homage to the building's past. The dress is "Old-World style," code for look smart—no flip flops, tennis shoes, baseball caps, get the idea.


Venue name: Edison
Address: 108 W 2nd St
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 5pm-2pm; Sat 7pm-2am
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Love the Tower of Terror and think it could be improved if it had a bar?  This is your dream spot.  In a cavernous basement under a historic LA building, proprietor Andrew Meiran built an industrial, jazz era space to escape the real world.  Dark, with towering ceilings (it's probably three stories tall down there), lit with the glow of chintzy old glamor lamps, there are numerous places to hide away with a date amidst the reclaimed ruins of an old power plant.  With live music and burlesque shows, there's ample entertainment if admiring the machines and furnishings isn't enough for you.  Oh, almost forgot--they serve alcohol too.  Abundant cocktails and spirits--the price point is worth it to spend time here.