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.

1/29 Lunch





Kale Salad

Marinated Kale, Cucumbers, Shaved Radish, Granny Smith Apples,

Citrus-Basil Vinaigrette, Carrot Oil, Smoked Walnuts $9


Meatball Pita

Pork Sausage Meatballs, Olive Tapenade,

Red Peppers, Spinach, Feta on Pita Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Broccoli Panini

Shaved Broccoli, Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onion,

Cream Cheese, Balsamic Reduction on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Chicken Po’Boy

Pickled Onions, Red Pepper Relish, Mixed Greens,

Swiss, Adobo-Lime Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $11