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.

11/11 Lunch



Toasted Almond Albondiga Sliders

Pork Meatball, Smoked Pecorino,

Arugula, Sofrito on a Slider Bun

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Shrimp Po’Boy

North Carolina Shrimp, Lettuce, Tomato,

Onion, Texas Pete Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Roast Beef

Horseradish Crème, Havarti, Pickled Banana Peppers,

Red Onion, Spinach on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Veal Tongue Pastrami

House-Cured Pastrami, Tiny Farms Arugula,

Pickled Red Onion and Apple, Manchego,

Dijon Mustard on Rye Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11