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The Federal

5303 N. Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601


  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Banquet Facilities, Multi-Level
  • Street Parking
Housed in a large, two-story brick building that looks like an old bank, the Federal has been a cornerstone of NoHo's cultural revival. The bar and restaurant are spread out among several big, elegantly appointed rooms. The menu features basic fare like burgers and steaks, while the bar boasts more elaborate selections, ranging from rare Belgian, Russian and Czech draft beers to specialty drafts like Fat Tire, Maudite and Delirum Nocturnum. In the upstairs bar, live entertainment includes regular blues, comedy, jazz and rock nights, along with DJs. Full bar. Street parking.

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