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.

12/11 Lunch




Cucumber Salad

Roasted Tomato, Shaved Watermelon Radish,

 Toasted Almonds, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

 Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette $9


Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Veggie Taco

Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts,

Bell Peppers, Goat Cheese, Apple Pico de Gallo, Scallions $9


Pork Belly Sliders

Sautéed Bell Peppers, Pickled Onions,

Horseradish Crème, Arugula on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $10