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.

11/13 Lunch




Toasted Almond Albondiga Sliders

Pork Meatball, Provolone,

Arugula, Marinara Sauce on a Slider Bun

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



Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Texas Pete Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Shrimp Po’Boy

North Carolina Shrimp, Brussels Sprout Slaw,

 Red Pepper Remoulade on Brioche

Served with fries or Salad $12