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.

10/25 Lunch




Kale Salad

Marinated Bluebird Meadows Kale, Artichoke Hearts,

Braised Beets, Parmesan, Toasted Butternut Squash Seeds $9




Fried Oysters, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion,

 Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Salami Panini

Smoked Brie, Kalamata Olives,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Arugula on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10




House-made Duck Sausage, Benton’s Bacon,

Brussels Sprouts, Fingerling Potatoes, Goat Cheese,

Chipotle Coulis, Sunny Side Eggs $11