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.

1/27 Lunch





Cucumber Salad

Marinated Red Cabbage & Nori, Cucumbers, Spinach,

Sambal Vinaigrette, Carrot Oil, Toasted Almonds $9


Tuna Salad Sandwich

NC Yellowfin, Kalamata Olives, Peppers,

Lettuce, Tomato, Onion on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Meatball Pita

Sausage Meatballs, Olive Tapenade,

Red Peppers, Spinach, Feta on Pita Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Eggplant Sandwich

Pickled Onions, Red Pepper Relish, Mixed Greens,

Provolone, Sambal Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10