The Federal Bar

Gastropub, Bar, and Lounge · Mid-Town North Hollywood
5303 Lankershim Blvd (at Weddington St), North Hollywood, CA 91601, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Rora M.
    "Xanthia is the bomb!"(3 Tips)
    Alyssa H.
    "The federal burger and their fries are also super delicious."(2 Tips)
    Krista P.
    "Amazing food (pear flatbread!),"(2 Tips)
    Chancelor S.
    "Try the maple glazed sweet potato fries or bacon brussel sprouts."(2 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • xanthia
  • cocktails
  • pear flatbread
  • mac & cheese
  • beer
  • lively
  • good for a late night
  • music
  • sliders
  • happy hour
  • french fries
  • sweet potato tots
  • vegan chili
  • red velvet waffles
  • DJs
  • trendy
  • bread pudding
  • stylish
  • ahi tuna
  • Renalia T.

    Loved the music and hotdogs!

    Renalia Talisa · July 23
  • D W.

    Tuesday nights downstairs, you get a cornucopia of artists dancing. However, the band is what you can't miss!

    D W · July 16
  • Ginny

    Mac n cheese, root beer braised pork belly, burgers

    Ginny · June 28
  • Mz. Sondra

    The live music was awesome on Sunday

    Mz. Sondra · June 19
  • Artem S.

    Artichokes were bad...but the rest of the food was excellent!

  • Dionna C.

    Hey The Federal Bar, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more

    Dionna Chambers · March 30
  • J Scratch

    Djing tonight... Come thru. All Oldschool

    J Scratch · March 27
  • Kim D.

    SHAME ON YOU Federal bar in NoHo. Manager Carl and security Isaac need to get that stick out of their ass. Poorly handled situation. Refused to serve us food after we spend big $ at their estab. WTF?

    Kim Day · March 23
  • Marleine P.

    Their burgers are bar none some of the best around. Anything with their pretzel bum = yum. But their wings, Brussels sprouts, artichokes, and pretzel appetizers are also standouts. Great beer options!

    Marleine Pacilio · February 4
  • Frances S.

    The Grilled Chokes were good but that Mac N Cheese was amazing!

    Frances Shcharber · January 4
  • Adrian Y.

    The bar towards the back is where it's at.

    Adrian Yuen · December 1, 2014
  • Alyssa H.

    The quinoa & kale salad is so so good (and I'm not a huge fan of kale). The federal burger and their fries are also super delicious.

    Alyssa Higgins · October 27, 2014
  • Lara

    Downside: They no longer serve the blueberry beer. Upside: They now serve a raspberry beer instead.

    Lara · October 14, 2014
  • Sarah D.

    I don't even know where to begin. The lamb chops, maple tots, grilled artichoke... All so, so good!

    Sarah Dope · September 9, 2014
  • Ana V.

    Cocktails are not incredible, go for the wine and beer.

    Ana Vitik · September 3, 2014
  • The New S.

    Sex World by #Ron_Koertge book launch party 9/1414, musical guest #The_Sweet_Potatoes in cooperation w/ #Red_Hen_Press. Celebrate this fun new title & be first to get your author signed copy! Read more

    The New Short Fiction Series · August 29, 2014
  • Jesse C.

    Cocktails are excellent. Tuna crudo and sliders were also excellent.

    Jesse Contreras · August 11, 2014
  • Barton S.

    Food is meh

    Barton Smith · July 4, 2014
  • 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 · June 20, 2014
  • 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.

    Stefanie Pollard · May 21, 2014
  • Valerie Angela

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

    Valerie Angela · May 18, 2014
  • Oscar M.

    Try the lamb chomps and the Citrus Salad.

    Oscar Marrufo · May 17, 2014
  • Robert O.

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

    Robert Olivares · May 11, 2014
  • 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, 2014
  • 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 Short Fiction Series · February 17, 2014
  • 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 Short Fiction Series · January 15, 2014
  • 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
  • Brian

    DJ Trinidad sucks! Worst transitions between songs that are completely different vibes and everyone stands on the dance floor like wtf just happened. Fun crowd, good music, just bad DJ

    Brian · October 26, 2013
  • JNET

    Beer float. Do it :)

    JNET · October 23, 2013
  • The New S.

    #The_New_Short_Fiction_Series & #Dirty_Laundry/#The_Rumpus in house 10/23 for!

    The New Short Fiction Series · October 21, 2013
  • The New S.

    10/13/13 2nd Annual Northern Writes with Elizabeth George Scholar FeLicia Elam & 3-time Pushcart Prize nominee Marko Fong. Get Lit In The Lounge, tix @

    The New Short Fiction Series · September 25, 2013
  • Crystal M.

    Snapback Thursdays are the best! Old School Hip Hop & R&B Dj's spinning all night! Doors open @10PM, NO Cover. Full bar. Plenty of street parking and a private lot if you don't want to walk.

    Crystal Monique · September 24, 2013
  • The New S.

    Get Lit in the Lounge 9/8/13 with Pushcart Prize nominee Blake Kimzey's Up and Away and other stories. Advance tix recommended for this spoken word evening of fantasy and humor. Read more

    The New Short Fiction Series · August 26, 2013
  • will a.

    Went to the comedy show there. Rather hilarious

    will a · August 21, 2013
  • Amy G.

    The corn appetizer is really yummy and Courteney is a fantastic waitress!

    Amy Gendel · August 17, 2013
  • Diane M.

    Try the s'more bread pudding

    Diane McClure · August 8, 2013
  • Diane M.

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

    Diane McClure · August 3, 2013
  • Peter D.

    Can't smoke e cigs inside : (

    Peter Davis · July 28, 2013
  • The New S.

    8/11/13 London Summer & other stories by Jessica Davis Stein w/musical guest SandraKota. Advance tix recommended for this evening of summer dreams & electro-pop. Read more

  • Chelsea M.

    A real gastro pub! I tried the fried chicken with sage infused red velvet waffles! Amaze!

    Chelsea Martens · July 19, 2013
  • Karina

    What an amazing place ... great vibe, great crowd, music & drinks my girls and I will definitely be back for more !

    Karina · July 4, 2013
  • José L.

    The habanero burguer was amazing and not too spicy, just perferct. All a hamburger should be.

    José Lp · June 17, 2013
  • The New S.

    Women rock in music and sound on July 14th with Tara Ison's Ball and musical guest The Sorted. Bring the girls to Eat, Drink and Be Literate! Read more

  • Jesi R.

    Go see Xanthia

    Jesi Rosenfeld · May 19, 2013
  • The New S.

    Join us June 9, 2013 for #NPR commentator S. Pearl Sharp's Uncertain Rituals with musical guest #R&B #jazz pianist/singer Matilda Haywood. Read more


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