Located at Disney Springs, the public dining and entertainment complex near Disney World, The Edison is a steampunk-inspired, multi-story bar and restaurant with live entertainment.
The first time I visited this spot, I met up with a couple of friends for after-dinner drinks, and we all enjoyed the swanky, romantic atmosphere. I've also visited during the afternoon and noticed a much more casual vibe.
Brick walls are accented with riveted metal pipes and beams, artwork displays are made of gears, clocks, and cogs, and a striking central staircase impressed me with glass sides and bronze banisters.
The bartenders wear newsboy caps and suspenders and serve inventive house cocktails, including my favorite, a drink called A Dame'll Sting Ya, which is made with gin, ginger liqueur, lemon, cranberry, and honeycomb. There's also a separate "high roller" cocktail menu of drinks like the $38 Cristóbal's Revenge, which has Flor de Cana 18-year aged rum.
In my opinion, the cocktails are more theme-driven than the food menu, so I recommend coming here for a drink and planning your meal elsewhere.