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The hot “speakeasy” bar of Downtown Los Angeles, Edison takes their 1920s theme to the pinnacle of Luxe. The bartenders are dressed to the 9s in 1920s style hispters suspenders, and the waitresses are sporting flappers. The most unique character at Edison is the green absinthe fairy that occasionally makes an appearance urging you to take a ride with the green fairy.
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The entrance is at street level, but once you’ve passed coat check is a very long stairway down into an almost cave-like open space with stone walls and sky-high ceilings. One end of the bar is more music and dancing focused, the middle is filled with standing bar patrons, and the opposite end is filled with luxurious lounges and seating. Edison is also downright civilized, as many of the table and lounge areas are open to general customers, without requiring them to pay exorbitant bottle service prices.
My favorite part of Edison is the 1920s-era dawn of electricity machinery and light bulbs. Not only does Edison embrace their speakeasy theme, they decorate with industrial equipment and dim glowing antique looking light bulbs. The only anachronistic thing to be found in this bar are the patrons who have come to enjoy it.
The most beautiful bar I have ever seen, with a nerdy authentically 1920s feel I’ve never experienced before or since. An amazing bar and a must-visit on any Los Angeles trip.