The Federal

Celebrating 10 Years In Durham’s Historic Brightleaf District

The Federal first opened in March of 2004, after three guys got together and saw a need for a solid neighborhood bar that celebrated Durham. But not just any neighborhood bar, one that served simple but fantastic food, that would exceed expectations. And with this good food came good beer – 14 micros from around the country and a solid bottle selection.

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House-made Hummus with Quinoa Tabouleh Salad & Warm Pita Bread $9


Chicken Wings (8) Buffalo, Sweet Chili Hoisin or Honey Chipotle with Blue Cheese Dip $9


Fried Cauliflower Buffalo Sauce, Jalapenos, Green Olives, Cheddar Parmesan, Pico de Gallo  $9




Add a side of Fries or a small Green Salad for $3


Fried Chicken Sandwich Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

                                         Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche $10


Veggie Sliders Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole,

Fresh Salsa, Romaine & Jalapeno Aioli (1) $5, (2) $7

Add Cheddar, Provolone or Swiss $1 Bacon $1


Fried Cheeseburger Sliders Cheddar, Romaine, Pickled Red Onion,

Dijon Mustard on a Hawaiian Roll (1) $6 (2) $9



-See Bartender or Specials Board