Creative Classics at Downtown’s Federal Bar

As if the cavernous wood-coated space, 1920s charm and contemporary design flourishes weren’t enough to lure folks into the new Federal Bar in Downtown Long Beach, the bar, restaurant and future venue also boasts a diverse-and-affordable menu of inventive gastropub experiments. More than just good looks, the Fed has a massive professional kitchen helmed by Shad Davis, the same executive chef who masterminded upscale offerings for L.A. eateries The Belmont, Rome Italian Cucina and Capitol City before getting tapped to craft the pub-inspired menu at The Federal Bar’s original location, which opened in 2011 in North Hollywood.