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.

11/21 Lunch





Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Sweet Potato Taco

Roasted Sweet Potato, Squash, Zucchini,

Jalapeno-Pimento Relish, Feta,

 Micro Greens on Corn Tortillas $10


Roasted Tomato Salad

Spanish Artichoke Hearts, Toasted Almonds,

Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens, Apple Dijon Vinaigrette $10


Oyster Po’Boy

Fried Oysters, Lettuce, Tomato,

Onion, Texas Pete Aioli on Broche

Served with Fries or Salad $12