The Knitting Factory's Federal Bar gave a gloss to North Hollywood's Arts Districts when it opened in early 2011, endowing The Valley neighborhood with a farmers market-y gastropub of its own, along with live music and variety acts. Yesterday, Federal Bar stretched out to its second location, taking over the space that used to be Madison Steakhouse in Downtown Long Beach.
Spacecraft lent a hand on design, along with Beth Holden of New Theme, adding a stately Scotch-bar feel to this grand 1924 building, which will also include a stage for performances. In addition to beer floats and a long list of drafts, expect Shad Davis' menu of creative comfort, with dishes like IPA-braised short ribs, burgers, dogs, and Hulk Smash! potatoes, which do not have a summer tie-in with Marvel, but might be made out of soylent green for all we know. Doors open daily at 11:30 A.M., with the full menus right here.
https://www.facebook.com/thefederalbarlongbeach">The Federal Bar Long Beach, 102 Pine Ave. Long Beach; 562-435-2000.