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.

12/9 Lunch




Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Shaved Watermelon Radish,

Roasted Tomatoes, Toasted Almonds,

Goat Cheese, Arugula, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette $9



Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Pork Belly Sliders

Sautéed Bell Peppers, Pickled Onions,

Horseradish Crème, Fennel Fronds on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Lettuce, Tomato, Onion,

Texas Pete Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12