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About The Federal Bar

This 1920's style bustling Gastropub and entertainment venue has quickly emerged from its sister location in North Hollywood to the sandy steps of Long Beach. Owned by Knitting Factory Entertainment, you can be sure to find smooth jazz one day, to comedy and burlesque the next. With a savvy collection of craft beer, signature cocktails, and sizzling hot eclectic cuisine, The Federal Bar is sure to make you sing their praises

102 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday: 5:00pm -1:00am
Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am,
Sunday: 3:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
First Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 435-2000

Website:
http://www.thefederalbar.com/

Entertainment:
The Federal Bar offers a wide variety of entertainment including Comedy, Jazz, Indie Rock, Hip Hop and of course plenty of dancing. The Long Beach location stays true to it's "speakeasy style" with a basement venue underground which includes a bank vault, another bar, and plenty of room for you to try out those dancing shoes.

Catering:
Full catering. Please email Tess Elizondo for details (tess@thefederalbar.com)

Parking Details:
The Federal Bar offers valet, and encourages guests to take advantage of the lots central to our location.

Public Transit:
Metro Blue Line stops directly across the street on 1st.

Executive Chef:
Matt Fitzgibbons

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Great for weddings, private business functions, etc...

Private Dining

We proudly welcome you to The Federal Bar, a 1920’s style gastropub and event venue housed in one of Long Beach’s most breathtaking historical landmarks. Specializing in large party reservations, private dining, intimate cocktail events, large social gatherings, and everything in between.

The Federal Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
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Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Casual (3)
Live Music (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fun (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 11 hours ago

Date with wife... always the best time with her whether here or at a hot dog stand.. makes no difference .. #soblessed

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Great brunch and the staff is wonderful. The wait staff is attentive, but not overbearing.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

Good food and atmosphere but the service was terrible. The server ignored us after the meal was ordered and avoided our table after a very long wait to avoid answering questions about the delay. Then she was condescending when the food was finally delivered with no apology for the delay. Big attitude.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

The seating was poor at best. There was no one in our area and they sat us by the door. They also called prior to the reservation to warn me that there was a 2 hr. maximum at each table. Kinda weird to receive the call.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Mediocre experience. The brussel sprouts appetizer was amazing, but the steak was just ok. Also, they were out of many of the beers and drinks on the menu. And finally in my reservation it was mentioned we were celebrating a birthday, but a birthday dessert was not offered. Overall the food was a bit better than the service, not sure I’ll rush back anytime soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We recently had the opportunity to dine here. The building was a bank back in the 1920's. There is charm everywhere you look. Our server, Tiffany, was great. She knows her menu and helps guide us toward some perfect choices for our meal. We started with the bone marrow and pretzels. The bone marrow came with bread pieces, dried fruit, wholegrain mustard, nuts and a mixed green salad. The pretzel had two dipping sauces, a mustard sauce and a cheese sauce both were really well balanced and played well with the pretzels. For our main courses, my husband had the Federal Burger, cooked to order, and was cooked perfectly to the temp requested, as well as a cup of the chowder. He really enjoyed the soup. I had a feta chicken salad which is quite large and scrumptious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything about our visit was "off" to say the least, drink order was messed up, after the replacement drink didn't come for awhile I headed to the bar to find out what happened? Met our server half way and she said something about being busy vs sorry for the delay. Three in our party ordered the biscuit and jam with breakfast, just before our order came out someone { not our server } came to tell us the biscuits were all burned. I might suggest the staff not tell customers the kitchen is burning food....maybe they could say they're out of biscuits for the day? And then our bill was wrong and had to be corrected...off...really off.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing tomato soup! Hubby had the FederalBurger & I️ had the Rueben! Both were awesome with our mimosas!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

2ND time we have tried here and left before ordering. The first time it was because there were only tall tables, which did not work for all of our party due to health issues.

This time the noise was deafening (brunch), excaberated by live music. As we waited at our table for about 10 m minutes trying to hear each other talk, we never saw a waitperson or bus person. No acknowledgment, unpleasant ambience.

No thanks. We have plenty of money to spend and will spend it elsewhere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great lunch spot.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The decor in the restaurant is beautiful
The high ceilings and decor made the room appear so spacious and glamarous.
The chandeliers were beautiful.
There was a party of 20 people for a birthday, and they fit with no problem.
Leaving plenty of space for other clientel.
There was a bar area that had a beautiful and tall cabinet for the liquor.
There was a flat screen TV showing a couple of football games.

The server was attentive despite the large party.
The food was delicious and very reasonable for the price which included the bottomless mimosas. The bloody mary was also excellent. Will definitely go back and look forward to trying their regular menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The bartender put my single malt in a chilled glass, which in turn watered down my drink from all the frost inside the glass. I appreciate the initiative but they really should be more cognizant of little things that can ruin the drink.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Truly a great place. My friends and I had a wonderful time. We loved the service, the food, and the tour was awesome! We are definitely looking forward to a second visit!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

THe building isn’t gorgeous, loved the interior. Feels dark, but the big windows lets just enough light in. Food was delicious, service was awesome. Brunch is great, bottomless mimosas were great, they fill up a decanter and leave it for you which I really appreciated!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

First time we came here was purely out of coincidence - Happened to run into the place when our reservation for a different restaurant didn't work out.
Second time tonight & we are still in love with the place. Unfortunately , they got rid of the maple sweet potato tots, which we were looking forward to having, but the server was very helpful in giving us new suggestions to try & we were not disappointed! Love the ambience of the place & the food. We'll definitely be back for another date night!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The brunch was fabulous. Our waitress was very attentive and the champagne was flowing. The noise level is high, so be prepared. If you want a quiet brunch this is not your place!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Love love love the vibe here. Food was great. Ambiance is gorgeous.

Didn't enjoy our experience much because we felt neglected due to a big party that was in our dining zone. Our waitress stopped by our table in 30 min increments. So we went ahead and ordered our drinks at the bar x3 rounds since she wasn't there when we needed her.

Drinks were inconsistent. The bar tender at the whiskey bar (in the back) was the only one who knew how to make majority of the drinks that we ordered, overall, he was friendly and very helpful. The other bar tender in the main dining area was nice, but made a few errors with our orders/drinks.

We just assumed that this is the typical treatment guests get for dining on a Friday night - inconsistent and inattentive.

I noted a birthday celebration when I made reservations. It was not acknowledged at all - what's the point of making reservations and stating reasons why we were here then?

Overall, our party felt neglected and ignored.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was OK, service was VERY SLOW... the food took over an hour to come out.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

When we booked our reservations a month in advance, we didn't see restrictions like a 2 hour table time. We were also seated at the entrance on uncomfortable chairs and when we asked to be moved to the main dining area with a booth as all were open, we were told that the area doesn't open till 7 pm. Our dinner reservation was for 6 pm, which to us is dinner time! When we received our food, steak, lamb and meatloaf.... oh my... everything is smothered in the same sweet teriyaki sauce , the carrots were so raw I would need a steak knife to cut it. The birthday brownie was more like a boxed chocolate cake. So disappointed as this was suppose to be special for my husbands birthday. The speak easy is another story, rude service!! Bathrooms downstairs were disgusting, the upstairs bathrooms were overflowing with trash at 6 pm! That had to have been from the day before! And no toilet paper in ladies bathroom! We will never be back!! This place is overrated!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

It was great as always, can't beat bottomless mimosa for branch!

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The server Emily was extremely rude. She told us at 2:01 that we were there for over two and half hours when my reservation was at 12. I recommended this place for my friends and I to get together, and that just left a bad taste in my mouth. She never came to check up on us either. We would be finished with our drinks and she wouldn't come back for 20 minutes. Extremely disappointed and won't be going back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

A place to meet and conduct serious business and have a great meal. Thank you

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Loved our experience here for brunch, we will definitely be back! Especially for the bottomless mimosas!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Over cooked dried out steak- but my colleagues chicken looked amazing. Wine selection was not so good but the server was super patient and let us try different ones to find the best for our taste. Very dark interesting vibe there. I wouldn't take a client but I would go have a beer again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The worst service.. terrible food ...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

GREAT TASTY FOODS, great service and AWESOME BUILDING!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I visited this restaurant when it first opened and it was awesome. So when my friends birthday came around , I choose this spot to make a special evening for her. However, our party of five got sat in a dark booth next to another huge party, even though the rest of the dining room was completely empty. Our server ended up being rather busy dealing with the large party and left us alone most of the time we spent there. We had a couple of Vegans in our group and the restaurant listed several vegan options on the online menu. However once we began ordering the waitress let us know they don't have Vegan options everyday, only "sometimes".
We were hoping for a nice meal and ended up getting a salad. And our meat eater friends food ended up taking forever and came out cold. We did a lot of waiting around during our visit here. And for some reason all the wall scone lights were turned off, which made the table extremely dark in a bad way! It sounds nice, but was actually really annoying. What saved our trip here was going to the Parlour Bar downstairs. It opened at 9pm as we finished our dinner. This place was so cool, and had a great funky band playing live music. Best part of the night for us!

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Need to have Skaberry Jam back- those kids were awesome

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great food at good prices in a grandiose space

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The brunch here is awesome. We arrive late for our reservation and they still held our table. Just call in if you are late! The hash fries are the best. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Went to The Federal to celebrate my birthday. Great atmosphere and friendly servers. Yummy cocktails and I love the extensive whiskey list! The food was fantastic, literally everything tastes amazing! Will definitely be back for more.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Live Music, Fun, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We came here for Fathers Day and it was not crowded at all. The waitress was new and had to go and "check" all of our questions. The manager came in at the end. It would have been a 5-star review if they would have had all that was offered on the menu.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food here is great!! I would definitely recommend the steak and fries medium rare of course. The cocktails are really good as well the only thing was the service it took about almost an hour to get our food and I guess our waitress had gotten on break and that's why we hadn't had anyone come to our table for about 40 minutes until one of the waiters saw us looking around and told us our waiter had gone on break!! But other than that had great food and drinks

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Long Beach is a great area for us from Orange County meeting with friends and family in LA. We have dined at The Federal Bar twice before and were very happy with the experiences which is why we returned on Saturday, the 17th of June. However, as we reserved a table for 6, our experience this time was so bad, we won't be back. Sloooooow service, rude servers (we had 3 approach us before we actually received waters and drink menus~they seemed to leave our table and forget all about us). It was busy and noisy when we first arrived, but within 30 minutes the brunch crowd left and still, service was slow. The servers were not seen waiting on other patrons, and our food did not come out at the same time. We were treating guests to this meal and were embarrassed and apologetic for our choice of restaurant. Even though the building is unique and beautiful, save your hard earned dollars for a more deserving restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We have been here a few times and get the same things each time. I share the burger with another girl and a side of fries and it's yummy but our husbands each get the chicken dinner and it's their favorite meal (like ever).
The last time my friend ordered a whiskey and he was charged extra for ice. That was sort of weird but other than that we have never had a problem. We always get sat quick ( with or without a reservation) but the service is always a bit slow but we don't mind since we always go there with friends and are hanging out talking etc.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food was just ok. Amazing building and I'm glad we went but there is better food in all of the other local spots

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The Federal Bar never disappoints. I took my g/f there for her birthday. We had brunch with bottomless mimosas. Amazing. Food amazing. Service amazing. Atmosphere amazing. Can't wait until next time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The food was amazing!! I will be returning soon!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 19, 2017

A truly great atmosphere, with beautiful decor in a historic building. Live jazz/blues was playing on a Friday night to add to the experience.

Food was great, with bigger portions than you'd expect at a gastropub, and really well-made cocktails.

I drove an hour here, and will definitely be returning in the future.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, People Watching, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day at 3:15 in the afternoon. It was not busy, but waitress Jessica kept disappearing for long stretches at a time. Seated at 3:20, did not have drinks until 3:45. Did not come back to see if we needed refills. Had to hunt her down again to get the check. Check for 3 kids and 2 adults was $150 before tip (3 cocktails). This might be a fine place to drink cocktails at the bar and enjoy the interior, but move on and dine elsewhere.

Tags: Happy Hour
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