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The Federal NoHo

The Federal NoHo

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5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 980-2555
http://thefederalnoho.com/
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THE FEDERAL design features two distinct mixed contemporary and traditional bars on the ground floor – each has its own style and charm with a flair for the 1930’s and prohibition era. Windows opening ... Read more
to the street pushing light off of the resurfaced industrial brick walls, period furniture with a modern style, adding to the premise upstairs, an expansive room with opulent wood floors, treated windows, intimate booths, cushioned leather chairs, private rooms, and a small but decorative stage. Back lounge parlors, open to the public, with a speak-easy theme and a gorgeous outdoor patio, only add to the charm of this 1926 North Hollywood building. Premium sound and flat screens tie in the old with the new and abound through the venue.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This place has a restaurant downstairs, but I experienced the nightclub that was upstairs. I came on a Saturday night and they played a good mix of 90’s hip hop music. The vibe was good and they had a large selection of beers on tap. The area the building is located is kind of sketchy at night. I wouldn’t want to walk around that area by myself at night.

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Local from Los Angeles

Love their balcony overlooking Lankershim Blvd. Great times on Thursday night for the snap back event. They bring us back by playing 90s hip hop and R&B. The infamous DJ Icy Icy always Djs the event. The vibe is super chill and everyone has a great time dancing and singing along to all of the songs. It's free before a certain time or $5 at most.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

The Federal has your eclectic NoHo Arts folk, a selection of beers, friendly staff, a sit down restaurants and bar, and a performance area for dope bands and DJs to hype up the night. I'd say The Federal is the place to be at night in North Hollywood.

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Local from Los Angeles

Thursday's are great- SnapBack Thursday's is hip hop from the 90s upstairs. Burlesque shows are great here. The bar can get really crowded and you're not allowed to sit at a table unless everyone is eating. It's friendlier for lunch or brunch than a night out.

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Local from Los Angeles

A staple of the NoHo Arts district-- this gastropub has an amazing beer selection, personable bar staff, great food and fun vibes that never disappoint.

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Local from Los Angeles

Best Saturday brunch ever. Two entrees and two bottomless mimosas for 25. Awesome.

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I love coming here for the good live music upstairs. Also an awesome place to brunch on the weekend!

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Local from Los Angeles

Definitely my go-to stop for dinner and music on Wednesday nights. They have a dynamic menu and great bar staff!

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Great food and drinks. they serve food til late. live music. And we going upstairs to dance after. :)

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Local from Los Angeles, California

Great place to have after parties, whether you just finished a show at El Portal or an event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Good memories can be made here.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Good food, even better beer. Gets pretty happening on the second floor on the weekends.

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Chatsworth, California, USA

You talk about a bar and eatery, this is the place to be!

It was a great night and my wife surprised me by taking me here. It was our first time. The decor and atmosphere felt like a mix of downtown and pub all in one.

We both started off with a beer. They have so many types its ridiculous so it was hard to choose. Katie our waitress helped us out. My wife got the Seadog Blueberry and I got the Bit Tabby. Both were great beers. The Seadog Blueberry smelled like fresh pancakes with a alcoholic kick. The Bit Tabby had a great bite to it.

Our waitress then brought us some bread, which smelled just out of the oven fresh. From that point it was time to order some dinner. The menu made it hard to choose (lots of great choices), but we went with the burgers. My wife had the Greco burger which is lamb, feta, tzatziki, cucumber, tomato, olive, redwine, vin, evoo, oregano. I had the Federal burger which is prime angus, aged cheddar, balsamic onion
compote, garlic chips, romaine, brioche bun. Both burgers are great and they do fill you up in combination with the House Fries-Fresh Herb And Garlic. In between the bread and the burgers we had an appetizer which was the BBQ Pork Belly Skewers. They come three to a stick. That was an added bonus.

For dessert, my wife had the Grand Marnier & Pecan Bread Pudding and I had the Spicy Chocolate Milkshake. The bread pudding alone can fill you up, my wife was unable to finish. The milkshake was unique indeed. It had a little spice which didn't kick in until it went down. It was a great treat to end the birthday.

I would definitely recommend this place. Its not only a great happy hour place but its also an awesome place for wonderful food.

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First time here and it's a Saturday night! Entry is off of Lankershim and everything is on the second floor. Entry is $10 (got here around 10ish)...the place wasn't popping till 11:30pm. One plus is that they have an outdoor patio for smokers and dancers that are overheating!

The ladies's restroom have three stalls, so the wait wasn't bad. Negatives, the restroom is stuffy and small.

They had about 3 bartenders tonight. When we got our drinks, I can tell the bartender was stressed since he was yelling at my friend saying we were confusing the order. I am damn sure we weren't drunk and that the bartender was just getting overwhelmed with the crowd. My poor friend.

As for the crowd, it had a good mix (hippie) and the age group seemed late 20s to early 30s.

Would I come back? Maybe...

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Had a great time out dancing on a Thursday night.

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Trendy with fun beautiful poeple

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Cool vibe

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