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.

1/16 Lunch





Butternut Squash Salad

Hickory Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Sourdough Croutons,

 Mixed Greens, Tomato-Balsamic Vinaigrette $9


Smoked Chicken Sandwich

Smoked Chicken Salad w/ Scallions, Celery, Sundried Tomato & Bacon,

Romaine Lettuce, Red Onion on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Bologna Sandwich

Beef Bologna, Ashe County Hoop Pimento Cheese,

Sunny Side Egg, Pickled Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Red Cabbage Slaw, Onions,

Spicy Adobo-Lime Aioli on Brioche

Served with fries or Salad $12