Retro-style gastro pub The Federal Bar has helped contribute to the revitalization of Downtown Long Beach since its opening last April-most recently with the Downtown Long Beach New Year’s Eve Celebration. Later this month, the bar and restaurant will formally inaugurate its stylish new 300-person performance space, temporarily dubbed The Federal Underground, with a hometown live show by psychedelic rock and Cambodian pop mashup Dengue Fever The show takes place Friday, January 17th; doors open at 7:30PM.
The Federal transformed the 1924 building by reclaiming its Gilded Era antique finishes from its days as a bank (a feature it shares with its North Hollywood namesake). Designed by Kristopher Keith of renowned design/build outfit Spacecraft, the main room connects to an adjacent speakeasy through the bank’s former vintage vault. The Federal Underground is decked out in sumptuous red leather, velvet, and dark wood accents with bank vault features and stunning chandeliers. In addition to a performance schedule, the space is available for private parties and events.
posted by Sarah McCallum