The Federal Bar

BA SCORE
3.59/5
9 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, California, 91601-3114
United States

(818) 980-2555 | map
thefederalbar.com

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Added by BucBasil on 07-08-2011

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
9
pDev:
14.76%
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by dbmernin83:
Photo of dbmernin83
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Been twice. The first time I was pleasantly surprised at the beer selection of the club-like upstairs section. About 25ish taps, mostly craft with the exception of PBR, but that's better than the big three in my opinion. Nothing too out of the ordinary. A decent variety of styles.
The second time was with a few friends, food, and then racing upstairs. Lamb burger was good, not awesome, and the waitress did her thing.
This is a huge place split into three sections: a restaurant, a lounge area with a separate bar, and an upstairs club room with another bar. All three have the same beer selection.
The leather bar top and leather table tops in the downstairs loungey area were pretty awesome.
It's cool to go to a club type setting and have a decent beer. The girlfriend and I like to go dancing, and this was a pleasant surprise.
All in all, I'd definitely go back

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More User Reviews:
Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I stopped in here last night for a tap takeover. Apparently, there are multiple sections of the spot, but I was in the bar area. They have around 20 taps at any given time. The selection was great. Service was good even though it got extremely busy.

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Photo of LADaveBN
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of skeptictankx
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of LakerLeith
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ChrisSFV
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Dirksen
2.98/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I cannot stand when the people working in an establishment know little to nothing about their products. And that has always been the case at this bar. It is unfortunate, because their selection is pretty decent, as is the food. But when I say "I'm looking for something refeshing, light, and not too hoppy," and the waitress follows with, "We just got this new one in called Devient Dale's" I know that the conversation is over.

TRAIN YOUR STAFF. It's really not that hard.

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The Federal Bar in North Hollywood, CA
Place rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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