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.

11/20 Lunch





Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Veggie Taco

Squash, Zucchini, Eggplant,

Jalapeno-Pimento Relish, Olive Tapenade, Feta,

 Micro Greens on Corn Tortillas $10


Smoked Trout Salad

Smoked Speckled Trout, Spanish Artichoke Hearts,

Lemon Balsamic Reduction, Toasted Almonds,

Goat Cheese, Spinach, Apple Dijon Vinaigrette $11


Sous Vide Tri Tip Slider

Thin Sliced Smoked Beef Tri Tip, House BBQ Sauce,

Pickled Onions, Arugula on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $11