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.

12/12 Lunch




A Salad

Soft Boiled Egg, Biscuit Croutons, Cucumbers, Feta,

Local Mustard Greens, Pickled Onion Vinaigrette $9


Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Mixed Greens, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Veggie Taco

Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts,

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


Pork Loin Sandwich

Granny Smith Apples, Swiss,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli,

Mustard Greens on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10