New Player In Town - The Edison
When exactly The Edison started their soft opening, we don't know - what we do know is that we've haven't seen a bar like this in Los Angeles, well, ever. In major East Coast cities this is a trend we've seen before - taking over an old space be it a bank vault or power plant and making it a lounge, but this is the first we've seen in Los Angeles and it's guaranteed to be the talk of the town. When we made it down to the new hotspot Saturday night at 11:30, there was a massive line outside. We sweet-talked our way inside, capacity at this venue is 400 people afterall, so plenty of room for everyone but once inside we heard the line was moving fast and, gasp, the door guys weren't half bad.
The first original power plant is Los Angeles, The Edison is inside the Higgins building. It has been a three-year and $2 million dollar renovation led by Andrew Meieran and the result is Metropolis where everything is dark and twisty. A lot of the original pieces of the power plant remain and around every turn (and there are quite a few) there are amazing homages to the power plant that once habitated this space.
The official opening is Friday night! It's sure to be a madhouse, but if you're so inclined it's RSVP only. Read up on the hype while you're at it.
Second St and Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012