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.

11/12 Dinner

Toasted Almond Meatballs

Marinara Sauce, Provolone, Tiny Farms Arugula on Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Rapini Panini

Broccoli Rabe, Pickled Onions & Apples, Red Peppers,

Spinach, Havarti, Texas Pete Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Chicken Sandwich

Brussels Sprout Slaw, House BBQ Sauce, Swiss on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Shrimp & Grits

Fresh NC Shrimp, Apple Wood Bacon, Shrimp Gravy,

Parmesan Grits, Pickled Jalapenos, Shallots, Tomatoes, Scallion $16