The Federal

Celebrating 15 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, Blueberry Chipotle BBQ

or Chipotle Honey Mustard with Blue Cheese Dip $9


Fried Cheese Curds Buttermilk Battered White Cheese Curds with Fed Sauce $6


Nachos Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo, Jalapenos, Black Beans $7/$11

Add Chicken, Pork or Guacamole $2/$3




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



-See Bartender or Specials Board