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.

11/9 Brunch

Sausage Biscuit

House-made Biscuit, Spicy Sausage,

Sunny-Side Eggs, Slaw, Smoked Pecorino

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Roast Beef

Horseradish Crème, Havarti, Pickled Banana Peppers,

Red Onion, Spinach on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Friends with Benedicts

Spanish Chorizo, Smoked Butternut Squash,

Swiss Chard, Okinawa Sweet Potatoes,

Poached Eggs, Roasted Garlic Hollandaise $12


Duck Confit Hash

Fried Polenta Cake, Brussels Sprouts,

Carmen Peppers, Micro Greens, Hollandaise, Sunny Side Eggs $13


Fried Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Butter, Powdered Sugar $14