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.

10/13 Lunch




Fried Potatoes Skins

Parmesan, White Cheddar,

Ground Chill Peppers, Parsley Garlic $6



Artichoke Tomato Salad

Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Pickled Cucumbers,

Spinach, Hard Boiled Egg, Walnuts, Honey-Orange Vinaigrette $11



Italian Salami Panini

Felino Salami with Red Wine, Basil, Tomato, Banana Peppers,

Drunken Goat Cheese, Italian Dressing on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Dijon Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Cajun Salmon Sandwich

Cajun Spiced Salmon, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Saffron & Sweet Onion Tartar Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13