THE SWEET LIFE

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Glowing nighttime exterior shot of Federal Bar near Burbank hotels
19 Aug

The Federal Bar

We’re hesitant to use the word ‘hipster’ to describe anything, but if prohibition era decor, slinky burlesque, ‘elixirs’ instead of drinks, eclectic music programming (from 30’s ragtime to the Sonics to Jamie XX), and bar food that raises the bar, well then, you know what we mean. Many a beards have been soaked with double IPAs at this joint. What’s best in our opinion is the non-pretentious service.
Find the Fed in the upstairs of a 1920s bank building in one of LA’s most innovative arts communities, NOHO. You’ll forget you’re in Hollywood, or at least North Hollywood, and think you’ve been somehow transported to the most cultivated watering hole in Portland. This place is the real deal.