The Federal Bar

Gastropub, Bar, and Lounge
5303 Lankershim Blvd (at Weddington St), North Hollywood, CA 91601, United States
Open until 2:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner
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Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • "Xanthia is the bomb! Knows her beers, cocktails and..." (3 tips)
  • "... in the world. Try the maple glazed sweet potato fries or bacon brussel sprouts." (2 tips)
  • "Try the pear flatbread! So good." (2 tips)
  • Erin H.

    The second floor of the bar is open to guests during Get Fed. Grab a drink and escape the sun with your food truck finds!

    Erin Himes · August 13, 2011
  • noho arts district

    They take the NoHo Card! Pick one up there for yourself, it's FREE. It's a discount card for things in NoHo. Read more

    noho arts district · May 6, 2011
  • 💜Daniela P.

    The food is AMAZING !!!!!!!!!

    💜Daniela Pane🏈 · January 30, 2011
  • Stephanie P.

    food is awesome, club is awesome... Xanthia (pinky) Is one of the most fun bartenders in Los Angeles, make sure you buy your drinks from her!

    Stephanie Pressman · October 11, 2011
  • Rora M.

    Xanthia is the bomb! Knows her beers, cocktails and clients! Can't ask for more!

    Rora M · June 19, 2011
  • Kalan T.

    Sea Dog Blueberry! It's like the comfort of a beer with the comfort of a blueberry muffin!

    Kalan Tauck · May 10, 2011
  • Michelle G.

    The Federal is such a great place for lunch, my friend and I stopped in for lunch prior to a matinee at the El Portal, and enjoyed a wonderful selection of wraps, sliders, or salads.

    Michelle Gilstrap · March 24, 2013
  • Vera V.

    Brussels and bacon all day long. Trust thee.

    Vera Valentine · February 8, 2013
  • Nicole

    Don't skimp on the apps & be sure to include mac n cheese!

    Nicole · October 17, 2011
  • Jay M.

    Jacqui and Inetri are amazing bartenders! Great service and atmosphere :)

    Jay Martin · April 12, 2011
  • Aaron B.

    Very cool bar. Great vibe. Girl bartender is totally hot.

    Aaron Baker · March 6, 2011
  • Cristina M.

    The Pork Shish-Kabobb is super good!

    Cristina Munoz · February 15, 2011
  • Chelsea

    They have a secret amazing drink with fireball whiskey, muddled mint, oranges, and cherries - a federal original that is yet unnamed but mind blowing!

    Chelsea · August 9, 2012
  • Krista P.

    Amazing food (pear flatbread!), killer beer list with the most knowledgeable and personable staff to walk the planet. Not that you care but my boyfriend and I had our first real conversation here.

    Krista Perkins · November 10, 2011
  • Coli

    If you want people to come and pay on a Friday or Saturday then fire the DJ!

    Coli · October 16, 2011
  • Cassandra C.

    This place has excellent music and the waitresses are top notch

    Cassandra Castaneda · September 17, 2011
  • Jenni P.

    Telegraph Ale is the best. And only $5. Read more

    Jenni Powell · August 29, 2011
  • Katy T.

    Veggie burger sliders and mac-n-cheese balls are yum!

    Katy Tafoya · June 2, 2011
  • Jay M.

    Jacqui and Brazil are amazing bartenders and the food is delicious! Get the Federal burger :)

    Jay Martin · April 14, 2011
  • Dave W.

    Today's gastropub trend meets yesterday's speakeasy history, with delicious, stylish, and sexy results.

    Dave Whelan · April 3, 2011
  • Diane M.

    S'more bread pudding is incredible. Wait staff is super friendly too! Fun place!

    Diane McClure · August 3, 2013
  • Chelsea M.

    Delicious food! Try the artichoke!

    Chelsea Martens · March 16, 2013
  • kelly m.

    Comedy night on Wednesdays is always pretty fun. Only $10 and a great mix of comics. Great atmosphere and drinks too.

    kelly m · February 3, 2013
  • Adam L.

    Be careful. Bar mitzvah paid out to buy the club, so everyone else has been disinvited. Skip this place today...

    Adam Linder · February 3, 2013
  • Raul D.

    Bartender shorted my change. She knew she did and didn't bring it up until I brought it up. Something about they don't allow change in the drawer. Wha? I still love this place

    Raul Dz · May 15, 2012
  • Sparklend O.

    If you like Mac n cheese, I have to say you haven't had it till you've eatin it here!

    Sparklend O'Connell · January 7, 2012
  • Matthew T.

    Best bar in No Ho. Hit up Nicole. She's as hilarious as she is good at attending. Also, don't leave without trying the federal eggs and biscuits.

    Matthew Tucker · October 12, 2011
  • Emily

    Chil, classy and fun w/o attitude. Read more

    Emily · September 20, 2011
  • Codey D.

    If you like blonde beers get a Matilda

    Codey Doran · August 9, 2011
  • Jamesson M.

    $5 Vinyltinis and Old School, Hip Hop and Soul upstairs, no cover, chill vibe. Jamesson endorsed and approved √

    Jamesson Marshall · July 22, 2011
  • Chris D.

    Drinking game: go to the upstairs outdoor patio with 3 friends. Take turns naming the movie quotes on the board across the street. Can't name it on your turn? Drink!

    Chris Darbro · June 9, 2011
  • Kazy B.

    Ask for Danelia. The hottest and beat server here!

    Kazy Brown · June 5, 2011
  • Zach B.

    As someone who orders mac and cheese everywhere I go, this did not make my list. Great bar, nonetheless, will keep going back.

    Zach Behrens · May 22, 2011
  • W B.

    The muscles are soo good. Try them you won't be disappointed.

    W B · May 12, 2011
  • Leah R.

    Lenny is crazy

    Leah Ross · February 20, 2011
  • Barton S.

    Food is meh

    Barton Smith · 1 week ago
  • The New S.

    Get Lit in the Lounge Sun. July 13th with @ColetteSartor's Once Removed. Strong, powerful (note: adult language). Be There! Read more

  • David H.

    The Dirty Chips are goodly!

    David Harris · 2 weeks ago
  • The New S.

    Get Lit In The Lounge Sun. June 8th with Laura Simko's Missing Walls and other stories @newshortfiction. Advance tix recommended. Read more

  • Stefanie P.

    The artichoke wasn't so good.

  • Valerie Angela

    Too much '90s music. Otherwise, a cool spot with some good/interesting beers to choose from.

    Valerie Angela · May 18
  • Oscar M.

    Try the lamb chomps and the Citrus Salad.

    Oscar Marrufo · May 17
  • Robert O.

    Service is slow but the food is great!!!!

    Robert Olivares · May 11
  • The New S.

    11th Annual Emerging Voices Group Show 5/11/14 7 pm. Bring your lit lovin' mom and get a rose + an intro to 6 amazing new area writers. Advance tix recommended, this one sells out! Read more

  • The New S.

    Get Lit in the Lounge Sun. 4/13/14 7pm with #Dennis_Hicks' No Secrets and other stories - tales of trailer park heros and other working class wonders. Read more

  • Christopher S.

    Don't leave without trying the sweet potato tots.

    Christopher Spahn · February 25
  • The New S.

    Movie-inspired spoken word #Diana_Wagman's Writing In Pictures, 3/9/14 with movie music by musical guest #David_Bickford details/tix @

  • The New S.

    Feb 9, 2014 the L.A. book launch of #Molly_Antopol's The UnAmerican's, a Barnes & Noble #Discover_Great_New_Writers pick, with musical guest #Miri_Hunter_Haruach. Tix on sale now - be there! Read more

  • The New S.

    The New Short Fiction Series kicks off its 18th season @ The Federal Bar 1/12/14 with the book launch of #Tracy_DeBrincat's #Troglodyte, musical guest #The_Sorted. Get tix at link below. Read more

    The New Short Fiction Series · December 26, 2013
  • The New S.

    Eat, drink & be literate with #Kirkwood_Prize nom #Brandon_French's Choking On The Bone. A hilariously dark evening of spoken word, get tix early. Read more

    The New Short Fiction Series · October 29, 2013

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