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.

1/6 Dinner

Endive Salad

Kalamata Olives, Mozzarella Buratta, Toasted Almonds, Belgian Endives,

Purple Watercress, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette, Balsamic Reduction $10


Fried Chicken Biscuit

House-made Biscuit, Slaw,

Ashe County Hoop Cheese, Sundried Tomato Aioli

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Pork Loin Sandwich

Honey Baked Pork Loin, Apple-Banana Pepper Relish,

Tiny Farms Arugula, Texas Pete Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10



House-cured Corned Beef, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $11