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The Edison, early Friday evening--a good idea?

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french roast Feb 13, 2008 08:44 PM

Has anyone been to The Edison early on a Friday evening, say for an after work drink? Do they have a happy hour of any kind on Fridays? Is it super hard to get in if you go, say, around 6:00PM? Yay or nay? If nay, can you recommend a better downtown bar--not super crowded or expensive--for a Friday after work thing?

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    Hapafish Feb 15, 2008 11:40 AM

    I haven't been yet but I've heard the happy hour lasts until 8. I think you should be fine. If you don't go there, i rec. the library bar.

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      slacker Feb 14, 2008 11:51 AM

      It's easy to walk in around 6. Their drinks are strong!, and at happy hour prices, they're a real bargain. I don't recall happy hour prices on food.

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        AquaW Feb 15, 2008 09:47 AM

        No food discount indeed, but their somewhat-pricey bar grub are pretty decent. For a real meal, there's always Pitfire Pizza next doors or any of the Little Tokyo places a few (walkable) blocks down.

        ~H.C.
        http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

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          MeAndroo Feb 15, 2008 12:15 PM

          I heartily second Pitfire as a respite from the Edison. We're usually here before or after happy hour getting some carbs and a pitcher of Red Hook. It's nice to have some light sometimes.

      2. ciaobella Feb 14, 2008 09:49 AM

        Good idea to go early, I don't think it will be too crowded on a Friday after work - have you tried calling for a reservation? It's a pretty big space. I went around 8 last Saturday and all the tables had "reserved" placards on them, we spoke with a waiter and he gladly let us sit at one as long as we promised to get up before the 9:30 reservation arrived - which gave us a good hour to eat. The tesla fries are yummy!

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          AquaW Feb 14, 2008 09:27 AM

          Around 6PM should be fine for getting in -- and I believe their HH ends at 7p (~40% off drinks).

          - H.C.
          http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

          1. MeAndroo Feb 14, 2008 06:28 AM

            Usually if you go before 6:30-7, there's no issue getting in. I recall their happy hour, though I haven't been for a couple of months, was half price beers (down to $4) and discounted well drinks. I seem to remember their happy hour ending before 7, but I'm not sure. The early evening usually has the downtown work crowd, and a lot of them (us) clear out before the scene-y people get there.

            1. hrhboo Feb 13, 2008 09:57 PM

              It's easy to get into any time before 7pm. The space is huge and I've never had problems.

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