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.

11/18 Lunch




Spinach Salad

Spanish Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives,

 Feta, Apple Dijon Vinaigrette,

Buttermilk Biscuit Croutons $9


Chicken Liver Po’Boy

Fried Chicken Liver, Slaw,

Texas Pete Aioli on Brioche

Served with fries or Salad $9



Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Chicken Sandwich

Slow-Cooked Collards, Sofrito Aioli, Swiss on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12